Randolph Morris Names Leaders

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – It's a big week for center Randolph Morris. Since some of his South team counterparts didn't show, he's got a chance to take center stage. We caught up with Morris and asked him about his recruitment of Thursday.

With no Dwight Howard or Al Jefferson in the lineup, the South will feature Richard Hendrix, D.J. White, Mike Williams and Randolph Morris in the frontcourt.

The big fella from Landmark Christian in Georgia is looking forward to his USA Basketball experience. "It's an honor to get [named to] anything, but when you get to workout for the U.S. it's even greater honor," Morris said.

If his past performances at the Tournament of Champions are any indication of how he's approaching the summer, this should be a good week for him that is if he can adjust to the altitude. "The first five minutes … I thought I would die," Morris joked. "48 minutes [per game] is a long time."

We asked Morris about his recruitment and three schools rolled off his tongue. Georgia Tech, Kentucky and Notre Dame were the programs he listed. We know Seton Hall, Michigan and Louisville are also monitoring him as well. However, they are all chasing the Yellow Jackets at this juncture.

On Thursday, Morris acknowledged Georgia Tech was his leader. "Mainly because of the location," Morris said, "and their interest in me."

Kentucky is still very much in the hunt and has impressed Morris. "I like their past program history and the way they dominate."

Notre Dame was the third school he mentioned though he acknowledged that the Irish haven't been pursuing him as hard.


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