Meet Danny Morrissey, Founder & President of CS Hoops

From Skinny Shooter to Division 1 Player

A former Division I basketball standout from Penn State University, Danny Morrissey has personal experience with both athletic development and the college recruiting process.

Starting out as a “skinny shooter,” Danny quickly realized the importance of understanding both his strengths and weaknesses as a player. Building upon his personal assets, Danny also learned how to make his unique skill set fit into the recruiting process. 

Danny, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, became one of the original attendees of IMG Academy’s Basketball Academy in Bradenton, Florida, where he was heavily recruited by many Division I schools throughout the country. After countless hours of diligent research into both academic and athletic programs, he chose to attend Penn State.

Athletic and Academic Success at Penn State

At Penn State, Danny excelled both academically and athletically. A captain of the 2009 men’s basketball team, Danny led his team to win more games than any other team in school history and finish as the National Invitation Tournament Champions.

Finishing with a finance degree and academic honors, Danny’s basketball accolades included:

  • Academic All American Finalist and District II Selection
  • Senior Lowe's Class Award Finalist (1 of 30 seniors selected nationwide)
  • Big-Ten Player of the week honors
  • Academic All-Big Ten
  • Currently 4th all-time in threes made in school history

Bringing a Passion for the Game into His Professional Life

Immediately following his playing career, Danny moved into the financial sector in Chicago and Cleveland. Throughout this time in corporate finance, Danny continued to demonstrate his passion for the game of basketball. 

He spent time coaching a Cleveland based AAU program as well as training and developing junior high and high school aged athletes both on and off the court.

Danny also spent time consulting with individual athletes and their families about the inner workings of the college recruitment process. Danny used his experience and insight to evaluate and assess their current athletic abilities as well as their opportunities to play at the next level.

Danny has translated his knowledge and passion for the game into the creation of CS Hoops, a web-based service developed to provide the best basketball recruiting resource in the nation for both colleges and athletes.