Rutgers Makes Splash Early With 2008 Recruits

A look at the individual game of Christian Morris of South Kent Prep ...

PLAYER PROFILE: Christian Morris

HEIGHT: 6-foot-9

WEIGHT: 270 Pounds

CLASS: 2008, A Rising Senior

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: South Kent in Connecticut

AAU TEAM: Team Takeover


COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY OF CHOICE: Rutgers (Big East Conference)

STRENGTHS: His strength! Christian Morris can pound and hammer you physically around the basket. He loves to bounce the rims up and down with dunks and enjoys knocking bodies down on his way to the basket.

Christian is a fun player to watch. The New Yorker has always been an exciting prospect to follow. And it's no surprise he made a commitment to Fred Hill's basketball program. Morris had stated all along that Rutgers had been with him the longest in his recruiting process.

Morris has some nimbleness too around the basket. He has soft hands and terrific footwork for a player his size and weight. He has lost some pounds to make himself more versatile near the rim. And it has shown this summer.

The pickup of Morris bodes well for the Rutgers basketball program. Hill and his assistants now appear to have things turning in the right direction. Landing a quality big man like Morris will help in those physical battles in the Big East conference.

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