Canadian 7-0 Liam McMorrow Added To Roster

Milwaukee – The Marquette University men's basketball program has announced the addition of Canadian import Liam McMorrow, who has signed a scholarship agreement, head coach Buzz Williams announced

McMorrow (7-0, 260), who spent last season at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario, will sit out in 2008-09 due to NCAA transfer rules and have three seasons of eligibility with the Golden Eagles beginning in 2009-10.

"We are very excited about the addition of Liam," Williams said. ""It was imperative that how we used our last scholarship be beneficial for the longevity of our program. Adding a 7-footer who will be able to be a part of our program in every way except playing games, but will essentially be a member of our 2009 recruiting class and then have three years remaining, is a perfect fit.

"Liam represents what we want to be about on and off the floor, and we are grateful to our administration and staff for all of their work to make this a reality," Williams added.

The Toronto native averaged 8.4 points and 6.5 rebounds per game in 20 league appearances for the Lords in 2007-08. The program finished 17-14 overall and claimed sixth in the East Division of the 21-team Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) with a 10-10 slate. McMorrow concluded the campaign third in the league in blocked shots (23) and was eighth in rebounding (6.5 rpg.).

The Lords concluded the campaign with six wins in seven outings to earn a spot in the OCAA's postseason event. McMorrow, who posted four doubles-doubles during conference action in 2007-08, averaged 9.9 points per game in the final seven contests for Durham. He netted a personal-best 18 points against Centennial College and grabbed a season-best 18 rebounds versus Georgian in just 23 minutes of action.

McMorrow attended a pair of high schools, graduating from West Hills Collegiate High School in Toronto. He did not play organized basketball at the prep level, focusing his efforts on hockey and lacrosse until hitting a late growth spurt.


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