Injuries Slow Morris; Holds Handful Of Offers

After a solid finish on the summer circuit, Jason Morris prepared for his junior season. Little did he know he'd end up missing a third of his seasons games.

Jason Morris has had trouble getting on track.

A number of injuries have slowed the Lakeville (Conn.) Hotchkiss standout this season. First it was an unknown sickness that kept him out of games and then his sister was hospitalized. Then he went down again.

"When I came back, my first game I got a cracked rib, so I was out for a few more games," Morris said. "Now I've just been off and on all season. I'm trying to get back into shape and back into the swing of things."

The four-star prospect has been out so much, that's he's lost track of his numbers, and he admitted missing games on three different occasions has been hard to deal with.

"It's been a tough season overall," Morris, a 6-foot-4, 190-pound wing, told Scout.com.

"I'm not in the best of shape, but other than it's been pretty good," he continued. "Surprisingly my shooting percentage has been fairly average considering I haven't gotten in the gym too much."

A highly regarded prospect in the 2010 class, Morris has had college interest for quite some time. But lately the phone has been quiet, and for good reason.

"Being up here in the mountains with no cell service, not too many people [can get ahold of me]," he said. "It's been kind of relaxing, but once I get back out in the general public it'll be pretty hectic."

Already Morris holds scholarship offers from Clemson, Georgia Tech, Georgia, Wake Forest, Virginia, Arkansas and Xavier. He also mentioned interest coming in from Oklahoma.

Morris said he's in the "middle" of the recruiting process. He's taken trips to Clemson, Georgia Tech, Georgia and Wake Forest, and hopes to take a few more visits once the season ends.

"I want to take a few more visits and try to get to the schools when there isn't any basketball going on," Morris said. "When you go during basketball everything is catered to you and everything is first class. I want to see what the school is like outside of that."

Morris, who said all of the schools are even at this point, said the coaching staff is among the biggest factors in his college decision.


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