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From Sunshine State to bitter cold
Craig Hall
Antelope Staff
Photo by Craig Hall
Morissaint was a vital part of the Lopers this season averaging 10.8 PPG and leading the team in steals.

Freshman guard Akeem Morissaint has brought his “sunshiny” basketball moves all the way from Delray Beach, Fla. to the bitterly cold state of Nebraska.

The 5-foot-10 inch freshman guard has become a fan favorite at UNK with his phenomenal dribbling skills and his ability to score on any given night, averaging 10.8 points per game and leading the team in steals with a total of 37 this season.

Morissaint graduated from Calvary Christian Academy located in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. In his senior season of high school, Morissaint led his team in scoring and also grabbed accolades such as First Team

All-Sun Sentinel County and also was a Florida All-State Honorable Mention member. Playing at the equivalent of a Class C-1 high school, Morissaint dominated the competition thanks to his work ethic and a special family member.

“My brother pushed me all the way through high school,” Morissaint said. “He was a good basketball player, and he taught me to practice every day.”

Morissaint has contributed tremendously as a freshman according to coach John Levosen. “He plays with a passion and always brings energy to the court,” said the graduate assistant.

The freshman guard handles the ball with efficiency, is one of the deadliest shooters on the team, and is always in the mix for picking up a steal on any possession in the game.

But, even with an excellent freshman campaign under his belt, Morissaint isn’t satisfied. “I want to be a better leader, a better teammate and just an overall better player,” he said.

As the basketball season has come to an end, Morissaint looks like he will be a vital part of turning next year’s season into a success. With three years of eligibility left, he is sure to make a huge impact, and the sky is the limit.

Levorsen said Morissaint’s experience and talent could make him one of the best players in the RMAC in years to come. “Akeem could be All-Conference if he continues to work hard on and off the court.”

It’s not all about basketball for Morissaint. One of the things the freshman wants to accomplish before leaving UNK is a degree in physical therapy.

With his work ethic and mindset, Morissaint is sure to accomplish great things on and off the court.


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