Announcement Primer: Juwan Morgan

2015 big man Juwan Morgan will announce his decision at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night. Will it be Indiana or Vanderbilt?

Juwan Morgan, a 6-foot-8 power forward from Waynesville, Miss., will announce his decision at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night at his high school. This primer should get you ready.

THE BASICS: Morgan is a 6-foot-8, 220-pound forward and is the 97th-ranked player in the 2015 class, according to our Scout.com experts. He's the 16th-ranked power forward in the class. Morgan is versatile and can play in the midrange and inside.

THE SUITORS: Morgan initially cut his list to four schools -- Indiana, Vanderbilt, Stanford and Washington -- but he only visited Indiana and Vanderbilt, and will choose one of those two schools.

THE RECRUITMENT: Indiana began its pursuit of Morgan in early June. The Hoosiers offered both Morgan and his AAU teammate, guard Shake Milton, in June, and assistant coach Steve McClain has done a good job with both players since. McClain recruited Alec Burks from the MOKAN Elite program while he was at Colorado, so he has experience dealing with those that lead it. Burks would go on to be a lottery pick and is now a member of the Utah Jazz.

Morgan visited Indiana unofficially in mid-June and returned to Bloomington for an official visit last weekend. He was initially scheduled to visit IU with Milton the weekend of Sept. 25-27, but moved his visit up three weeks and cancelled visits to Stanford and Washington.

THE DECISION: I've been saying Morgan will end up at Indiana for more than a month now, so I'm going to stick with that decision, but Vanderbilt is right there. It's been hard to get a real accurate read on Morgan, but he really likes IU and believes he could be a productive big man in Tom Crean's system.

THE AFTERMATH: If Indiana lands Morgan, it will have its first commit in the 2015 class, and that's significant. Morgan would also give the Hoosiers a solid presence on the interior in years to come, an area IU is thin at the moment.

If Morgan chooses Vanderbilt, it will be a tough blow to take. The Hoosiers have concentrated a lot of time and effort to Morgan, and they need to get him. IU is still in on a few other big men in the 2015 class, but Morgan is a recruit Crean could really use now.

As you get prepared for the announcement, watch some summer highlights of Morgan in the embedded video player below.


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