Leading the way since the beginning of camp, Bryce Moragne has carved a path of destruction with his devastating dunks and silky smooth moves. Taking note of his pure dominance, Lava coaches Josh Carlson and Dion Bailey did not think twice about drafting the gunner with the first overall pick of the 2023 SlamBall draft.
“I think everybody knows Bryce is hands down above all,” Carlson said. “Coach [Dion Bailey] knew the first night we got the number one that we have to take Bryce no matter what.”
Hailing from Tampa, Florida, Moragne grew up lighting up the courts. After playing basketball at Hillsboroughs High School, Moragne attended Florida A&M where he averaged 8.3 ppg. while regularly posting rebound numbers in the double digits. Once transitioning from basketball to SlamBall, the 6’5” gunner immediately separated himself from the rest of the talent, something he did not expect.
“Coming into camp in general I didn’t expect myself to be drafted first overall. I knew I was gonna play to the best of my potential, it just kind of caught me off guard,” Moragne stated. “Overall it was just a blessing.”
Moragne and the Lava are set to begin their season in mid-July, looking to add on the impressive legacies of both coaches.