Former Bears basketball player James Gorman passes away
Gorman was born on March 4, 1956 in Ridgeway, New Jersey and attended Severna Park High School in Severn, Maryland before becoming Morgan Bear.
Gorman was a versatile 6-5 shooting guard / forward as a member of the Morgan State basketball team from 1974 to 1978. He came in immediately after the Bears captured a DII National Championship and was an important part of the program's rise , as Morgan averaged 20+ wins a season during his career.
Gorman was a financial contributor to his alma mater and had a successful career in business. He has long been credited with the influential role of Morgan State; there is an excerpt from a basketball version of Chicken Soup For the Soul acknowledging precisely that fact.