Morgan Recaps WVU Experience

A recent visitor to West Virginia’s elite camp, Charlotte (N.C.) shooting guard Wes Morgan is noticing his recruitment take off. He updates with the latest.

Charlotte (N.C.) shooting guard Wes Morgan wound down a busy summer with a trip to West Virginia for the Mountaineers' elite camp.

“It was pretty fun,” Morgan laughed. “I took an unofficial visit in April and then got invited to the camp. When I got there I was kind of nervous but once I hit the gym all that went away and I just started playing basketball. I shot the ball really well. It was just a great experience.”

Morgan (6’6, 175 lbs.), a class of 2017 prospect, has substantial ties to the Mountaineer program. What was initiated by a family connection has grown in part because of his bond with the WVU staff.

“My parents are from West Virginia and have a lot of family there,” Morgan explained. “I just love everything about West Virginia. It’s a great place that would be one of the best places I could play basketball for. When I took my unofficial visit for the first time I met Coach (Larry) Harrison in person and I got a workout in and he emailed me things to work on. They’re just great people there.”

Though early in his recruitment Morgan in beginning to enjoy success on the recruiting trail. As a freshman for Ardrey Kell High he scored nearly 400 points while shooting 60% from behind the arc — on his way to averaging 20 points and six rebounds per game.

“During the basketball season I was in contact with Oregon State and Liberty,” Morgan said. “Those two schools are probably the biggest ones.”

Morgan utilized this offseason to improve his game in other areas. While being labeled a shooter isn’t necessarily a bad thing, he hopes to develop his overall game.

“I’m a shooter and that’s what most people see in me,” Morgan described. “I can do more things than just shoot, though. I like to attack the basket if I need too. My number one focus is defense and rebounding. I’d like to average a double-double next year. I know rebounding has always been my passion. At my height you’re expected to rebound. And I want to be able to lock down the best player from a point guard to a center. I just wanted to be able to play defense from the one to five position.”

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