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Bulls After Touted ’14 Forward Morgan


Bulls After Touted ’14 Forward Morgan | Matthew Manuri | SoFloBulls.com |

| by Joe Kaiser | ESPN.com |

Dwayne Morgan’s Revisited List

Evan Daniels of Scout.com reports today that two new schools are in the hunt for 6’7 standout small forward Dwayne Morgan (Baltimore, Md./St. Frances Academy), ESPN’s No. 18 recruit in 2014.

Daniels writes: “Morgan?s list of six — Maryland, Indiana, UNLV, Missouri, South Florida and Seton Hall — may be extending to eight, as Georgetown and Arizona are starting to make a move for the Baltimore (Md.) St. Frances Academy standout.

Just speculating here, but given the recruiting momentum that Maryland has enjoyed so far under Mark Turgeon, we have to believe the Terrapins could be the school to beat for the local standout. The other local school, Georgetown, could also be a big draw considering the likelihood that sophomore small forward Otto Porter leaves school early for the NBA.”

Dwayne Morgan’s Revisited List | by Joe Kaiser | ESPN.com |


ESPN Scouting Report

At first glance, he has the body, gait and game of the late Reggie Lewis. There’s an uncanny resemblance to how they carry themselves. Morgan has long arms, plenty of skill and legitimate game. His jump shot is released high and with good rotation. He’s able to easily transition from the perimeter to inside the lane. Morgan has live legs and will get to the rim. On offense he’ll dunk anything within reason and defensively will patrol the rim. What we love about him is that he’s got a nasty streak born out of sheer competitiveness. His basketball IQ trumps most in his class. He thinks every bucket should go down and winning is a priority. Morgan can hurt you as a shooter, scorer and passer.

His frame will fill out over time so that’s not a concern. As he keeps ascending, his handle will get challenged by smaller wings so tightening it up and becoming confident as a secondary handler is a priority. Adding a mid-range game and counters off it would be nice. He’d also be wise to find a mid-post game since he’ll be in advantageous situations because of his height and athleticism.

Bottom Line
Morgan’s father had a cup of coffee in the NFL and his mother was an athlete at Clemson; both parents are Tigers. This young man has a chance to be one of the elite wing players in his class. His upside is high and there’s a realistic expectation that comes from within to be a great player. His national coming out party was hosted at the Elite 75 in October 2011 and big things are expected in the future.”


Dwayne Morgan’s Highlights

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