By: Brandon Ramsey
With his strong play recently, interest around New Palestine’s Michael Morris has started to pick up a little bit. The 6’6” Power Forward has good strength and is pretty athletic for his size. Michael can really score the ball; he uses his quick feet and strength to be effective on the low block, and is also a very good 3-point shooter. In fact, he may project better as a “3″ at the next level. He is a good rebounder on both ends of the court too, does a good job of getting positioning around the rim. Overall, Michael has a college ready body with an offensive game that will translate very well at the next level.
Morris is currently averaging 20.9 points and 6.3 rebounds per game for 13-4 New Palestine. He is shooting an impressive 50% from 3-point range too (48/96).
He has been getting the most interest from Indianapolis (DII), Goshen (NAIA), Wabash (DIII), and DePauw (DIII). However, recently he has been in contact with a number of schools about potential walk-on opportunities including Ball State, Indiana State, and Wright State.
In my opinion, Michael is one of the best “under-the-radar” prospects in the state. I think he is a definite Division II prospect, but he has not been getting a ton of interest. With his perimeter shooting ability paired with his size, strength, and skills on the interior, I think his game will transition well to the next level. I highly recommend Michael to any Division II or NAIA coach who needs a skilled guy with size. Also, he is interested in DI walk-on opportunities; he would be a heck of a practice player and could potentially earn some minutes down the road.
Please contact me at email@example.com or 765-914-2581 for more information on Michael.