Juwan Morgan announced Wednesday evening his commitment to the Hoosiers, which he chose over co-finalist Vanderbilt. Prior to narrowing his list, Morgan also had drawn serious interest from Creighton, Missouri, Stanford, Washington and many others.
Morgan delivered Indiana its first commitment from the Class of 2015. He competed for MoKan Elite on the EYBL circuit and averaged 12 points and seven rebounds per game.
His coach for MoKan, Matt Suther, cited the critical factors in Morgan's choice.
"He picked Indiana because of their tradition and skill development, and he really clicked with the young players in their program," Suther said. "On top of all that he wants to major in broadcasting, and they have that as an option."
The Hoosiers signed a big 2014 class but landed their most touted recruits in the backcourt. Thus, Morgan may be able to jump some of the guys ahead of him in terms of experience. He's only 6-7 but is a good leaper and gets the most out of his physical gifts.
Indiana continues to hunt other blue-chip prospects as well, and Morgan gives them a solid start by which to assemble a strong haul.Indiana assistant coach Steve McClain was the point man on the Morgan recruitment. Strength coach Je'Ney Jackson also factored into Morgan's decision making.
Evan Daniels contributed to this report