Donovan Morris, 6-3 SR SG Cajon (Calif.) High, has long been one of the more intriguing two guard prospects in the west. Morris has a great frame, good quickness and leaping ability, and a nice outside shot. Two years ago, he looked like a cinch to end up at a high major school. But he hasn't really fulfilled the promise that he showed as a sophomore.
We saw Donovan play last night, though, in the Tournament of Champions at Ocean View, and he looked terrific. He shot the ball well from deep with a nice quick release. He showed an improved handle and excellent vision -- he made three or four terrific passes to set up teammates for layups. He does have a tendency to disappear at times, but it's difficult to know if that's his fault or his teammates for not getting him the ball. We spoke with Donovan after the game and we were surprised to learn that he isn't receiving any serious interest from schools at this point. He told us that he's getting letters still from Wyoming, UConn, Tulsa, Utah St. and UC Riverside. But no one has been calling lately, according to Donovan.
It's possible that schools are scared off by his academics, as Donovan told us that he hasn't yet passed the SAT. He took the test a couple weeks ago and plans on taking it again if he doesn't achieve a qualifying score with his December attempt. Donovan also said that he will take the ACT soon.
If he makes it academically, we think Donovan's a very solid prospect at the mid-major level