BYU Basketball Prospect: Wes Morgan (Class of 2017)

morgan_wes_profileWes Morgan is a Class of 2017 BYU basketball prospect. He is currently a 6’7” sophomore shooting guard at Ardrey Kell High School (Charlotte, NC). Morgan is coming off a pretty stellar freshman season where he averaged 20.9 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game. But the stat that really jumps off the page for Morgan is his 60% three point shooting percentage (75/126). He is lights out from distance and is a pretty decent free throw shooter to boot (91%). He was the leading scorer (22 ppg with 12 rpg) and an all-Nike Tournament team selection at the MVP Nike Super 100 showcase in Atlanta, GE in April 2014. Unfortunately, Morgan sustained a high ankle sprain during his sophomore season which resulted in a major reduction in minutes and productivity.

Morgan is starting to get a lot of interest from schools all over the country.   While currently unrated by the major recruiting services (Rivals, Scout, ESPN), he has already gone on visits to Georgia, West Virginia, and Winthrop and has a short list of schools he is interested in which include: Iowa, Notre Dame, James Madison, Xavier, BYU, and Georgia, with BYU and Notre Dame topping the list. Others showing interest include Virginia, Baylor, West Virginia, Stanford, Oregon State, and Creighton.  He has offers from MD Eastern Shore and UNC-Greensboro.

He told Cougar Nation reporter Pete Hanson that “I am looking for a school with a good basketball program, one with a rich history, great game attendance, and a great fan base. I am also definitely looking for a school with good academics… BYU is definitely a top school for me right now, and they should be offering me soon.” Of course he is saying similar things to other programs. On January 11, 2015 he told Tom Kahert of the Hawkeye Report that “they are very interested in me and I have a high interest in them. They are probably my top school right now. I watch Iowa play and I like their style of play and the way they let their players make plays and shoot the ball.”

Recruitment Profile (class of 2017)

Hometown: Charlotte, NC High School Ardrey Kell HS
Last Team: Ardrey Kell HS AAU Team: Boo Williams
Position: Shooting Guard HT/WT: 6’7”, 175 lbs.
Profiles: MaxPreps Social Media Twitter (@D1_Dreams14)
Rivals:2 Stars (2 / 5)
Scout:2 Stars (2 / 5)
ESPN:2 Stars (2 / 5)
Average:2 Stars (2 / 5)
Offers: MD Eastern Shore, UNC-Greensboro

High School Game Stats

Year GP RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013-14 7.7 4.3 20.9
2014-15 20 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.2 2.4
2015-16
2016-17
Total

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