Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Georgetown, Maryland, UConn, Temple Watch Dwayne Morgan
Georgetown, Maryland, UConn and Temple were among the schools watching 2014 forward Dwayne Morgan put on a show Sunday — including the above dunk where he takes off from near the elbow.
The 6-foot-8 2014 forward went for 22 points, 9 rebounds, 6 blocks and 4 assists as Baltimore St. Frances beat Mount St. Joseph, 75-62, to win the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A conference title.
“It hasn’t really sunk in,” Morgan told SNY.tv by phone. “Right now I feel like I’m dreaming because it’s my first high school championship.”
Georgetown coach John Thompson III and his whole staff, Temple head coach Fran Dunphy, Maryland assistant Bino Ranson and UConn assistant Karl Hobbs all attended, Morgan’s AAU coach, Dwayne Wise, told SNY.tv.
UNLV and Indiana have also been working hard on Morgan as we reported here, and Arizona recently offered.
Of Indiana, Morgan said, “They’re a powerhouse pretty much. They’re No. 1 in the NCAA right now.”
Wise said a visit to Indiana would come next.
“He will maybe try to get out to Indiana before he starts the [AAU] circuit,” Wise said. “We’re waiting to see how it works out.”
Morgan also has ties to Arizona and plans to visit in the summer.
“I will probably make a visit in the summer,” Morgan said of Arizona. “Its’ a real good school.
“I went to a couple camps with Rondae [Jefferson] so I’m familiar with one of their players.”
“Arizona has really, really picked up,” Wise said. “[Head coach] Sean Miller called and we did a conference call with [assistant] Book [Richardson] and [Morgan’s] mom.
“They bring a really interesting dynamic to it. Book knows the area well. I guess he said they definitely watched him a lot as a sophomore, but they didn’t know he was going to be the basketball player he was now. He’s getting better and better by the game.
“His ceiling is so much higher than a lot of players because he’s just coming into his own. He’s still going to get stronger.”
Morgan visited UNLV Feb. 9 and met former Rebels coach Jerry Tarkanian.
“He was on the front page of the Las Vegas Sun with his mom,” Wise said.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.