Florida coach Billy Donovan offered scholarships to a pair of Atlanta’s top junior basketball players — Milton’s Evan Nolte and Miller Grove’s Brandon Morris.
Donovan has been closely watching the 6-foot-8 Nolte since the summer, deciding whether or not to tender an offer. After seeing Nolte again in person at Milton High’s voluntary workouts this week, Donovan finally issued the scholarship on Wednesday. Nolte has around 15 early offers, including Georgia Tech and UGA. His older brother, Connor Nolte, plays at UGA.
“That’s good news for Evan,” Milton coach David Boyd said. “[Donovan] wanted to see him play a little more, have a chance to evaluate him more. When Florida saw him this week, they were sold. I think you have to appreciate college coaches doing a thorough job of evaluating players before making an offer.”
At Miller Grove, Brandon Morris is one of the state’s hottest prospects. The 6-foot-7 small forward has offers from UGA, Auburn and Clemson, while recently adding Florida, Alabama, Florida State, Nevada, Georgia State and Wichita State, among others.
“Brandon is an exceptional talent with that size … he can do a lot of things with the basketball, [including] being able to play positions 1-5,” Miller Grove coach Sharman White said. “His shot from the outside is getting better and better. He’s an incredible athlete and can really [elevate]. He has good overall feel for the game of basketball.”