Headed To SAM Massagno Of Swiss A League
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Ross Morin, who led Yale in scoring (13.6 ppg.) and rebounding (5.9 rpg.) last winter, has signed a professional contract to play for SAM Massagno of the Swiss A League. Massagno is located in the southern region of Switzerland.
"Just as I felt fortunate that Yale gave me the opportunity to play basketball after high school, I feel equally as fortunate that I have been given the opportunity to play after college," said Morin, who will leave for Switzerland in August to begin preparing for the season. "I am not only excited for the opportunity to prove that I can be a good professional player, but for everything surrounding the experience of living in a different country."
Morin, who is seventh all-time at Yale in career field goal percentage (.525), was a two-time second team All-Ivy selection. He appeared in 107 games and finished with 1,021 career points and 494 rebounds. As a senior, he was the team captain and was the recipient of the Dutch Arnold Award as the team's MVP for the second straight year. In addition, he was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District I first team.
"Playing at Yale helped me in a number of ways," Morin said. "Not only was I challenged by playing against top tier competition, but the program really showed me the value of working hard in everything I do. The support from the coaching staff helped me realize my potential as a player and pushed me to become the best I can be."
Morin is one of five former Bulldogs currently playing professionally in Europe joining Edwin Draughan '05 (FOS Ouest, France), Dominick Martin '06 (Plasencia Extremadura, Spain), Matt Kyle '08 (Galitos FC, Portugal) and Caleb Holmes '08 (UMFH, Iceland).
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity