Brandon Morris is rapidly rising up the charts as one of the nation’s top college basketball prospects for 2012.
The 6-foot-7, 200-pounder is one of the star attractions for Miller Grove High, which is ranked No. 3 in the nation by USA TODAY.
Morris has around 10 early offers, including Florida, UGA, Clemson, Auburn, North Carolina State. He has not been offered by Georgia Tech, but is considering the possibility of playing close to home. He talked about both schools.
Morris on Georgia: “It’s a good offer. I’ll give them a good look. My mom and uncle both said it’s a good place to go.”
On Georgia Tech: “I heard they were showing interest [in me]. I really don’t know if I would be interested in going there. While I want to play close to home, I’ve seen the way that Georgia Tech plays and I think it would be hard for me to fit in with their program …” Morris also said he didn’t like how Georgia Tech was using his close friend and former Miller Grove teammate Mfon Udofia.
Morris plays in the shadows of his heralded teammate at Miller Grove, Tony Parker. The 6-9, 270-pound Parker is a U.S. Junior Olympian with more than 50 offers, including Duke, Georgia Tech, and UGA.
Morris is the prototype at swingman, and plays “above the rim” in a way which reminds many of former South Atlanta star Derrick Favors. Morris has incredible body control while elevated, always finding a way to create shooting opportunities. He averages 11 points and 7 rebounds on a team that goes 10 deep on the bench.