Kansas Strong With Morgan

Kansas signed one of the most celebrated players to ever graduate from South Oak Cliff (Dallas, Texas) High School a year ago in Darrell Arthur. The Golden Bears, who also produced former NBA star Dennis Rodman and Orlando Magic center Tony Battie, may have another standout player on his way to Lawrence.

J’Mison “BoBo” Morgan, the No. 36 rated player (No. 6 center) in the 2008 Class, was one of three players from Bruce Jones’ Urban DFW Elite AAU team invited to KU’s Elite Camp last weekend. David Kyles and London Giles (both 6-3 guards and seniors-to-be at Kimball High School in Dallas, Texas) attended the camp, while Morgan missed out since he was playing on the Reebok Junior Olympic Team in Italy.

Jones, who was in Allen Fieldhouse Saturday afternoon watching Kyles and Giles play five-on-five games, said Morgan is considering KU, Georgetown, and LSU. Morgan is a 6-11, 270-pound rising star who has won three state championships at South Oak Cliff.

And so who is the leader to land Morgan?

“For me, I think it’s Kansas and Georgetown,” Jones replied. “The more (recruiting goes on), it will probably be Kansas. He likes Darrell Arthur. They played together in high school (two years). This might be the place for him.”

Jones isn’t sure when his star player will make his decision.

“I don’t know because he likes Georgetown, too,” Jones said with a laugh. “I think he would be a great addition to (Kansas). He’d be a hard worker, too. I’ve seen how they (KU players) work hard here. I think he would fit right in.”

KU fans can certainly dream about a tandem of Morgan and Cole Aldrich at center in the future. Morgan is a true post player with soft hands and a strong finisher. Jones said Morgan is “more of a five than Darrell. Darrell is more like a three or four. He’s a solid five. Real polished (offensively). Good mid-range jump shot. He’s real nice.”

While not as talented, Kyles and Giles are also nice players. They helped lead Kimball High School to a 23-10 record last year. Jones said Kyles and Giles have a list of Kansas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, TCU, USC, and UCLA.

“They liked what they saw this weekend,” Jones said. “They all went to several (Elite) camps, and all the camps they went to, this is the only camp that they really just did drills first, not just coming in and playing basketball. They did the drills, how to come off screens, how to set picks, footwork, ball movement, and all that. Overall, they’re impressed with Kansas. If Kansas recruited them, they probably wouldn’t say no. I know Kansas has been talking about David Kyles. They started talking about London Giles, I think when he came down here, but they’ve been talking about David Kyles pretty much.”

Of course, KU would love to land the big prize from Jones’ Urban DFW Elite team.

“He’s a beast,” Jones said of Morgan. “He’s serious.”

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