Morris talks Kent State commitment

Senior East wing Earvin Morris committed to Kent State last month. He talked to TigerAuthority.com Saturday about his reasoning.

Senior East wing Earvin Morris committed to Kent State last month. He talked to TigerAuthority.com Saturday about his reasoning.

"It felt like a family down there," Morris said. "Coach (Jordan) Mincy has been recruiting me since the 10th grade. He's from Memphis, too. I know when I go up there, I'll have someone that's going to look after me and just be with me." Morris was recruited by Southeast Missouri, Western Kentucky, Samford, Jacksonville, and UT-Martin before he popped for the Golden Flash.

However, in seeking more playing time and better development, Morris will take a post-graduate year at South Kent, a prep school in South Kent, Conn.

"It's just for me to get bigger and to get more playing time," Morris said. "My grades are on point. I'm not worried about that."

He said his main focus at the prep school will be improving his jump shot.

"I know I can get to the rack and shoot the midrange," he said. "I'm just working on my outside jumper and I'll have the full package."

All that's still a year away, though, and Morris is focused on his Mustangs' title hopes. Alongside junior stud Nick King and guard Alex Anderson, Morris and the Mustangs have suddenly emerged as a contender for the state championship this season.

Morris said his team is absolutely gunning for the title.

"All we've got to do is just gel together and use our talent and defend," Morris said. "Our offense will come."


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