Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Son of former IU star commits to DePaul
By Scott Powers ESPNChicago.com
CHICAGO -- After landing a point guard on Sunday, DePaul secured a swingman on Tuesday. At this rate, the Blue Demons will have an entire recruiting class by the weekend.
On Tuesday, Moses Morgan, a 6-foot-5 senior out of Las Vegas, was the newest player to commit to DePaul after recently making his official visit to the Lincoln Park campus.
Morgan, the son of former Indiana player Winston Morgan, chose the Blue Demons over Arizona State, Clemson, Indiana, Minnesota and Texas Tech.
Morgan is known best for shooting ability. He averaged 17.5 points and seven rebounds for Palo Verde High School last season. He played for the I-Can All-Stars on the club circuit. He is ranked No. 30 at his position by ESPN Scouts, Inc.
"What makes him special is he can make open shots," said ESPN Scouts, Inc. recruiting coordinator for high school and college basketball Reggie Rankin. "He has good size, which enables him to shoot over smaller defenders. He has a real knack for scoring. His stroke is real soft. He's a pretty decent all-around wing player."
I-Can All-Stars coach Rock Johnson believes Morgan is better than he is ranked.
"DePaul is probably getting one of the top shooting guards in the country," Johnson said. "He's one of the biggest underrated shooting guards in the country. I think he's a Top 10 player. He's a kid who can build and help DePaul take another step forward to the level they once were."
Johnson thought the Blue Demons' struggles the past few years were intriguing to Morgan.
"He felt that to be able to come to the Big East, and to come onto a team that was at the bottom of the barrel in the Big East and make them competitive would be a challenge that would make him a better basketball player," Johnson said. "He wants to take that challenge head on."
On Sunday, DePaul received a commitment from Brandon Young, a 6-3 point guard from Washington D.C. Young is ranked 32 at his position by Scouts, Inc.
"That kid had a great July," Rankin said of Young. "He's got great size. He makes good decisions. He makes open shots. He can handle pressure. I think he's a real good get for them."
Scott Powers covers high school and college sports for ESPNChicago.com and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.