While some freshmen have the luxury of sitting and watching their older teammates before jumping right into the action, DePaul will be counting on each member of their freshmen class to contribute in head coach Oliver Purnell’s inaugural season.

Having just finished practice at All State Arena, their first time on the floor they’ll be playing on for the next four years, the Blue Demon freshmen — 6-8 forward Cleveland Melvin, 6-5 swingman Moses Morgan and 6-4 PG Brandon Young — were anxious to begin tackling the admirable task of helping rejuvenate the DePaul program.

“As soon as I got out there, I just started feeling it,” said Young. “Like we were in season already. It was a good feeling, getting used to the court. I had fun out there.

“When we walked out there, it gave me the chills,” said Morgan. “Just knowing that’s where we’re gonna play at, imagining the fans being out there.”

“It was big, huge. It was cool, man,” added Melvin.

One week earlier, the three got a chance to make their first impression on the DePaul community and the fans they’ll be playing in front of all year at DePaul’s Blue Madness.

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