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Monday, April 26, 2010
Morgan the next Udoh for Baylor?
By Diamond Leung
Baylor today announced the addition of former UCLA center
to its roster, hoping to strike gold once again with a big man transfer.
Morgan didn't live up to the hype at UCLA and didn't play many minutes before being dismissed from the team this offseason, but the Bears are hopeful the talent he showed in high school will show up.
"His size, strength and shot-blocking ability will fit into our system nicely," Baylor coach Scott Drew said.
Morgan at 6-foot-10 is the same height as
, who also transferred with two years to play and only needed one to get to the Elite Eight and put himself in position to be an NBA draft pick.
The difference, however, is Udoh flashed plenty of potential while already at Michigan while Morgan has battled injuries, been suspended and failed to impress on the court as well.
There's been a few strikes against Morgan, who didn't fit in with Ben Howland's defensive standards, but that doesn't mean it's too late for him to contribute.
He'll now be sitting out year and hoping to find a more comfortable situation close to home.