November 05, 2007

South Oak Cliff (Dallas) senior center J'Mison Morgan committed to LSU on Friday. The 6-foot-10, 260-pounder is rated the nation's No. 32 overall boys' basketball recruit in the Class of 2008 by RISE.

Morgan, who picked the Tigers over Kansas, UCLA, Alabama and Cincinnati, averaged 9.2 points, 9.6 rebounds and 5.0 blocks per game last year to help lead South Oak Cliff to its third consecutive Class 4A state title. He blocked six shots in the 54-42 victory over Beaumont (Texas) Ozen in the state finals.

Morgan has tremendous upside considering how skilled he is despite missing basketball most of his eighth- and ninth-grade years while having surgery to correct being knock-kneed. Now healthy, he has a chance to be a tremendous inside force in college.

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