Morgan adding interest

A true center with nice touch around the basket, Maverick Morgan has attracted a lot of attention during this high school season.

In the class of 2013 there isn't much in the way of true centers available. That is especially true in the Midwest, but one player who is emerging this high school season is Maverick Morgan. The 6-foot-10 and 240 pounder recently has added offers, and schools continue to monitor the Springboro (Ohio) High School product and his improvement.

With his ability to score over either shoulder and tremendous size, Morgan has had a very strong junior year that has led to more offers. The two most recent schools to offer are Iowa State and Xavier, but they haven't been the only programs picking up the interest.

"I am hearing from Clemson, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Illinois, Xavier, Dayton, Ohio State, West Virginia, Iowa State, and a few other schools," said Morgan.

Picking up the recent offer from Xavier was a big one for Morgan, who lives about 30 minutes from the Cincinnati area campus.

"That's big time," said Morgan of the offer. "Ohio, besides Ohio State, there aren't a lot of huge basketball schools, and Xavier is definitely up there. Even though they aren't ranked, I consider them a top 10 team. I think they will go far in the tournament, and it was really good to get an offer from them with them being as good as they are and being close to home."

At the recent Flyin to the Hoop event, West Virginia Head Coach Bob Huggins was in attendance to watch Morgan play. The Mountaineers were one of his first offers and remain high on his list.

"I love West Virginia," said Morgan. "As far as style of play, Coach Huggins gets on you, but that is what you need from a coach. He is a great guy and we have talked a lot. I think West Virginia is a very good program."

Another school who has put in a lot of work is Dayton. One of the first offers given out by Archie Miller after taking the job was to Morgan, and they have been making him a priority for a while.

"I've been talking to Dayton for a long time," said Morgan. "I have been playing open gyms with their guys, and just getting to know the players and I see how the team is developing."

When it comes to making a decision, several factors will determine where Morgan ends up going to school.

"I just want to know how the players like the school," said Morgan. "You are playing basketball, but you are also going to school there. Academics are huge, my mom is asking a million questions about that stuff. From a basketball aspect style of play is important. I like to get up and down the floor."

For now he is in no hurry, but definitely is paying attention to the recruiting attention.

"I am just rolling with it," said Morgan of a potential decision. "I am taking everything in and focusing on my high school season."


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