Morris twins face a tough decision

It's a big task ahead for Prep Charter (Philadelphia, Penn.) coach Dan Brinkley, who has to manage the recruiting process from his school for Marcus and Markieff Morris, two of the country's better forwards.

It's a big task ahead for Prep Charter (Philadelphia, Penn.) coach Dan Brinkley, who has to manage the recruiting process from his school for Marcus and Markieff Morris, two of the country's better forwards. Brinkley realizes that there are big name schools that would love to have the Morris twins on its rosters for the 2007-2008 season.

"It's a tough decision for them," Brinkley said. "They have to be convinced that playing at a college next season is better for them than it would be taking a year on the prep level."

Brinkley said that the Morris twins will likely take a visit to Kentucky for the Midnight Madness weekend. "After the Kentucky visit they are planning to visit Indiana the next weekend (23rd of October)," Brinkley stated. "After the Indiana visit they plan on visiting Memphis."

Brinkley said that Indiana and Kentucky have been clear about wanting the Morris twins on its roster for next season. "Memphis is taking the view it's okay whether it's 2007 or 2008," Brinkley said.

When Brinkley was asked by Indiana and Kentucky are more inclined to want the Morris twins now, he said: "When you have programs that demand to win right now or right away, it isn't surprising that they want to recruit them for next season."

Brinkley also said that LaSalle and Pittsburgh were involved in the process too. But it appears that Kentucky, Indiana, and Memphis are waging war for the right to sign these talented big men. "It's a tough choice for them," Brinkley said. "Do they take a chance and risk not going to a school they might want to go to by waiting another year? Or will it be better to make a decision, keep the commitment to the program and play in two seasons."

According to Brinkley, the twins were leaning to a year on the prep level. However, after a visit to a college or university, Brinkley said anything is possible. "It's a tough decision," he said. "They are all great schools and great programs. They just have to do what's best for themselves."


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