Morningstar: "It's that time."

In late September, Lawrence native Brady Morningstar moved a step closer to his dream of donning a Kansas uniform and following in the footsteps of his father Roger when he gave Bill Self a verbal commitment. Wednesday morning, the 6-4 combo guard who is spending a post graduate year at New Hampton (NH) Prep will make things official when he signs his national letter of intent.

“It’s that time,” Brady Morningstar told Phog.net. “Coach sent the stuff over today and I’ll have to sign it sometime after eight in the morning. Then we’ll fax it over to my dad and he’ll sign it and send it in and it will be done.”

A confident and versatile guard who has spent countless hours in the gym to achieve his dream, Morningstar can’t help but feel a little bit satisfied.

“It will feel really good,” said Morningstar of signing a letter or intent. “All of the hard work has paid off for me and I’m excited. I’m moving on to a new part of my life after prep school. I’m happy and it is going to be exciting to be at Kansas."

With his future secured, Morningstar has been able to focus on getting bigger and better while at New Hampton. His season will kick of this Saturday and Phog.net will be in the house next week for all three of his team’s games as they take part in the National Prep Tip-Off Showcase in Barrington, Rhode Island.

Among the programs they’ll be squaring off against is the powerful Patterson School from Lenoir (NC). Patterson features another KU recruit in 6-8 combo forward Davon Jefferson.

“We get to play Davon next week, I can’t wait for that,” said Morningstar. “My roommate here played AAU with him and we talk to him all the time. I guess he likes Oklahoma State and KU but I think he’s going to try and go to the NBA.”

Morningstar has actually been following the Jayhawks recruiting quite closely and is eagerly anticipating playing with a few other recent commitments.

“I know we’ve got Cole Aldrich and Sherron Collins, those are two big time players,” said Morningstar. “I’ve never seen him play, but my summer team played against Sherron last spring when I wasn’t there and Wood (former Jayhawk Steve Woodberry) said that he ate them up. I saw Cole at the Jayhawk Invitational and he’s a big guy down low.”

Finally, Morningstar is hoping that Kansas can add one more player to the class.

“I know they are waiting on one more guy from Texas (Darrell Arthur) and I hope he comes here,” said Morningstar. “I can’t imagine being in his position. He’s a top 15 player and everybody around him wants to tell him what to do, it has to be crazy.”


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