BYU Basketball Adds Another Commit

Things are really heating up for BYU basketball. Not only does the 2006-2007 season officially get underway when practice starts tomorrow, but the Cougars also received their third verbal commitment of the season. In August, forward Chris Collinsworth gave BYU the nod. In September, shooting guard Jimmer Fredette got on board. Now, a JC point guard from southern California will call Provo home.

With the anticipated loss of seniors Austin Ainge and Rashaun Broadus and only one other true point guard on the roster, BYU was in need of adding depth at this position. Apparently they found have found that depth in the form of Lamont Morgan.

Morgan is a 5-foot-10, 170-pound point guard out of Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, Calif. Morgan will sign with the Cougars during the early signing period that begins on November 8. Morgan prepped at Diamond Ranch High School in Pamona, Calif.

According to Saddleback's website, Morgan played in all 31 games as a freshman last year. He averaged 3.4 points and 2.8 assists per game. He also shot 81-percent from the free throw line. The Gauchos had a record of 22-9 and reached the playoffs for the eighth consecutive season. Morgan led the team in assists 11 times on the season with a single game high of 7.

The departure of Ainge and Broadus next year would leave Ben Murdock as the only point on the roster that would also be on the team next year. The addition of Morgan will give the Cougars a second option at this critical position.

Morgan was on BYU's Provo, Utah campus this last weekend for an official visit.

Stay with Total Blue Sports for more on this developing story.


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