Pasadena City College men’s basketball sophomore forward-center Deandro Worrell has signed to continue his playing/educational career with NCAA Division III McMurry University in Abline, Tx. For Worrell, it’s going back to his home state of Texas for the two-year letterman as the 6-foot-6 talent originally came to PCC from El Dorado High in El Paso.
Worrell averaged 8.2 points and a team-leading 9.1 rebounds a game, fourth in the South Coast Conference. His 61.1 percent field goal shooting efficiency (99 of 162 attempts) was second in the 11-team SCC. Worrell raised his play in the eight North Division games when he averaged 9.5 points, 13.4 rebounds and 2 assists per contest, helping the Lancers finish 5-3 in a tie for second place with LA Trade Tech in the division.
One of Worrell’s best games was in an overtime loss at Compton as he scored a career-high 23 points, making 10 of 12 from the floor, and grabbed 17 rebounds. He twice had 20 rebound games in conference play and blocked seven shots in a win over Rio Hondo. Nicknamed “DJ”, he recorded eight double-doubles in points and rebounds. Worrell also was 10th in the state and second in the SCC in blocked shots with a 2.0 average.
Over two seasons, the post player totaled 325 rebounds and appeared in 55 games. Raising his level of play as a sophomore, Worrell played in all 28 games (started 24) for the 2019-2020 Lancers under head coach Michael Swanegan.
At McMurry, Worrell will play as a junior for the War Hawks in the American Southwest Conference in 2020-2021.