Morrow Taking His Time

Chicago Simeon has had a long history of decorated hoops prospects, and one coming through the ranks -- junior three-star Ed Morrow talks about his motivation and game inside.

A productive season came to a close Wednesday for Chicago Simeon power forward Edward Morrow after a close sectional loss to Whitney Young.

There were several things that Morrow focused on this season.

"Well my main focus was being more competitive," Morrow said. "Coming out hard. I know from last season that it was a pretty tough season, even with some of the top players in the country. I tried to work on putting the ball on the floor a bit more and knocking shots down."

In his final match-up of the season, Morrow was responsible for guarding the number one player in the nation, Young's Jahlil Okafor.

"The whole thing was experience, I practiced with the number one player in the country before [Jabari Parker], and he was a great post player," Morrow said. "So yo have to figure out ways to defend the post. Playing on the circuit with those guys on AAU, you play against top notch competition."

Morrow has offers from Bradley, Iowa, DePaul, Nebraska and others at this point - but recruiting has been a bit of an afterthought this season.

"Recruiting is actually going very well," Morrow said. "It really wasn't my main focus because the season was going on. I haven't taken the ACT yet. I have the GPA but I have to stay focused to make sure that I can accept the offers."

He added, "And so, actually it's going pretty well right now."

Plus, he's got his mom Nafeesah Morrow to help him with the recruiting process as well.

"The motivational thing here is my mother, she was a great basketball player in the city of Chicago, and an alum at the University of Nebraska," Morrow said. "And she motivates me every day. With everything I do, even in school. That is the key thing, just working hard in school first."

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