INDIANAPOLIS (IN) - Just entering his sophomore season at Chicago (IL) King College Prep, Zion Morgan has started to see college coaches reach out and begin to recruit him. The talented shooting guard started to make an impression on coaches during the AAU season, earlier this year, with his play with Chicago Lockdown.
A few of the reasons Butler and others are getting involved with Morgan is his athleticism, ability to score, and the way he creates well for others.
"The guards that guard me are short, so I like to play in the post a lot," Morgan explained. "I can get a basket off of the dribble and away from the ball. I also like to get others involved a lot."
Over the years Morgan has watched a lot of basketball and it has helped develop his game. He currently looks at a couple of NBA stars and also a family member, his dad, to pattern and shape the way he plays.
"My dad, Stephen Curry and Russell Westbrook," Morgan explained. "My dad, back in the day he couldn't really dribble, but averaged like 26 points per game. He hit a lot of off the ball mid-range jump shots and I liked to do that. That resembles me a little bit. Russell Westbrook because of his explosiveness and how athletic his is, a lot of people compare me to him. Stephen Curry, I just like his jump shot, his motor, and his energy."
Butler is one of the schools that has begun to pursue the 6-foot 3 guard, and Morgan took a visit to Indianapolis this past weekend. Coach Terry Johnson hosted the talented sophomore as he watched the Bulldogs defeat Lamar.
""I liked it," Morgan told InsideTheDawgPound. "I like the staff and the way they played. I was real impressed. I liked it. I think they are going to do well this year. That was my first time at Butler. Me and another prospect from Chicago, a close friend of mine, Nick (Robinson), we went on the campus with coach Terry. He basically showed us around and everything. Then we watched them practice, then afterwards we stayed for the game against Lamar. Then after we followed up with the coaches and the team in the locker-room."
While at Butler, Morgan had a chance to sit down and talk with the coaching staff, including head coach Brandon Miller.
"Coach Terry and the head coach, coach Miller," Morgan said. "They basically told me to keep working. They liked the way I played and all that. They just told me about the program and where it was headed."
Morgan and his King teammates get their season started later this month and he has lofty goals for his high school team.
"My first game is November 25th," Morgan said. "Honestly this season, my main goal is to win state or city. I feel like we can do it this year."
King gets the season started against Lake Zurich (IL) during the West Chicago Thanksgiving Tournament. The Jaguars will also play Geneva (IL), Addison Trail (IL), West Chicago (IL), and Marmion Academy (IL) over the holiday weekend.