Hoops Profile: Jeremy Morgan

Posted: February 26, 2012 in Iowa City West
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Tonight’s boys basketball profile is on Jeremy Morgan, who is a junior at Iowa City West.

The Trojans are 22-0 this season and Morgan is in his second year with a prominent role on the team. He is the son of former Hawkeye basketball player Michael Morgan. The youngest Morgan is currently averaging 15.3 points per game.

Morgan is already being recruited by a few Division-I programs for both football and basketball, but it would seem he has more upside in basketball. The 6-4 small forward has already received increased interest from Iowa and is expected to get a bevy of offers starting this spring and summer.

Other schools showing moderate interest are Northern Iowa, Iowa State, Wisconsin, Nebraska, and Missouri.

However, keep an eye on Iowa. Head coach Fran McCaffery has shown he can out-recruit the likes of Minnesota’s Tubby Smith and Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan, so there’s no reason to think McCaffery couldn’t get the son of a former player.

Morgan tends to be a force on the inside at times — after all, prep basketball doesn’t feature many players over 6-3 — but has also shown he can hit the 12-foot jump shots and the occasional shot from beyond the arc.

For now, Morgan will just have to keep mastering the likes of high school basketball, but he appears to have a bright future.

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Comments
  1. Phil says:

    Any word on where JM is going to college? I would say Iowa is a good choice, but maybe that’s “too local” for him.

  2. Tom says:

    Phil: I think Michigan has recruited him the most. We’ll see what happens.

  3. Greg says:

    Since his dad went to Iowa, you have to think FRAN has the inside track to get this guy. Yes?

  4. John says:

    No way he goes to Iowa. I say a big program like UNC or Syracuse.

  5. Tom says:

    John: I disagree. Morgan isn’t THAT good. Let’s be real.

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