Sullivan: UK still in hunt for Morris Twins

As of this posting, the twins have not settled in on a prep school of choice. But they have decided to take an extra year and develop their 17-year-old bodies better for the more physical level of play in college basketball.

Marcus and Markieff Morris, both forwards from Prep Charter School in Philadelphia, Penn., will take a prep year next season, according to his head coach Dan Brinkley. As of this posting, the twins have not settled in on a prep school of choice. But they have decided to take an extra year and develop their 17-year-old bodies better for the more physical level of play in college basketball.

Morris will also take visits to George Washington and Georgetown the weekend of October 28th, according to Brinkley. He is also considering LaSalle, Memphis, Kentucky and Indiana. A trip to Indiana is likely to be scheduled as well, according to Brinkley.

Where does Kentucky stand? "They are still very interested in Kentucky," Brinkley said. "We were supposed to go to Midnight Madness but it was cancelled. The reason being is that Kentucky has not offered them for the 2008 class. And they realized they were probably going to prep."

So the ball is in Kentucky's court now -- but for the 2008 class. Brinkley believed that the Morris twins are very interested in Kentucky and hope to have a chance to speak to head coach Tubby Smith in the future. Whether Kentucky has the Morris twins in their recruiting plans for 2008 remains to be seen.

"They could have other players they like and are recruiting more," Brinkley said. "The twins can't do anything about that. But they are interested. They just felt they needed another year to prep to get stronger and more mature."

Brinkley pointed out that the twins will continue to take trips. "They hope to visit Memphis on November 1st," he said.

So, for now, Kentucky must make a decision on whether it would like to pursue the Morris twins as part of its 2008 class. There's interest from the Morris twins. Now, it's up to Smith and his staff.


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