Best Available Center Ends Recruitment

After taking five visits, J'Mison Morgan announced his college decision during a press conference at his school on Friday.

The best available center is now off the table, as J'Mison Morgan made his college decision during a press conference at Dallas (Tex.) South Oak Cliff. The 6-foot-9, 265-pound center is headed to LSU.

Shortly after the press conference we caught up with Morgan's mentor and AAU coach Jazzy Hartwell. According to the Urban DFW coach, Morgan developed a great relationship with LSU's coaching staff.

"He said he felt comfortable with LSU," Hartwell said. "He just felt real comfortable with the coaching staff there and their team. He also likes how they develop big guys."

Morgan, who is ranked No. 29 overall in the class of 2008, picked the Tigers over UCLA, Alabama, Cincinnati and Kansas. He recently took trips to each of his final five schools.

During his trip to LSU, Morgan developed a close relationship with Tasmin Mitchell and their friendship helped seal the deal for the Tigers.

"Tasmin Mitchell and him have been talking a lot and he said that he kind of mentored him and helped him out," Hartwell said.

The No. 6 rated center is a big pick up for LSU and should be an immediate contributor on the block. Last season Morgan averaged 14 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for South Oak Cliff.

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