Will Moses Morgan be the next addition to the 2010 class?

  • 04/30/2009 11:25 am in

It’s certainly looking that way. Morgan indicated the Hoosiers were leading in a piece penned earlier in the week by John Decker of Hoosier Nation and a short blurb in this morning’s Las Vegas Review Journal has the Hoosiers on top:

Though he doesn’t expect to make an oral commitment until summer, Moses Morgan said Indiana tops the list of schools he is considering.

“The tradition they have there and coach (Tom) Crean, I love,” said Moses Morgan, who has made an unofficial visit to Michigan and plans to visit Indiana in June.

Indiana is followed on Morgan’s list by Michigan and Marquette. He also has offers from UNLV and Texas Tech. Utah, Texas and Oklahoma recently expressed interest.

Moses, of course, is the son of Winston Morgan who played at IU for Bob Knight in the 80’s. I’ve scoured the Web looking for more info on the younger Morgan and came across a couple of scouting reports from UMHoops.com, a brilliant Michigan hoops blog. You can read those reports here and here.

Since I haven’t watched Morgan play myself, I can only go by an opinion of a national recruiting guru who told me last night that he wasn’t sure that Morgan is the caliber of player that IU should be coveting. But logical thinking should suggest that it’s best to sit back and let Crean work his magic. We’ll continue to keep a close eye on the situation.

Thanks to ITH reader Jake for the tip.

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  • Unknown

    Exactly what i am saying….thank you

  • Unknown

    Exactly what i am saying….thank you

  • jgongora86

    I went to grad school at unc, just before this five year period they had horrible teams that did not make the tourney. All they needed was a great recruiter with charm and thats what roy williams ( not a great x's and O's coach though )was. So is tom Crean or at least he can be. We can turn things around and I believe we can do it quickly. 2012 is the year we can easily recruit tough minded kids with hustle to replace the 2009 class. But we need a star in order to win a national championship. Not two or three but we need one. i don't want to win just big ten championships ( which I think this 2009 class can do by themselves one year), I want to win the whole thing.

  • jgongora86

    I went to grad school at unc, just before this five year period they had horrible teams that did not make the tourney. All they needed was a great recruiter with charm and thats what roy williams ( not a great x's and O's coach though )was. So is tom Crean or at least he can be. We can turn things around and I believe we can do it quickly. 2012 is the year we can easily recruit tough minded kids with hustle to replace the 2009 class. But we need a star in order to win a national championship. Not two or three but we need one. i don't want to win just big ten championships ( which I think this 2009 class can do by themselves one year), I want to win the whole thing.

  • jgongora86

    I went to grad school at unc, just before this five year period they had horrible teams that did not make the tourney. All they needed was a great recruiter with charm and thats what roy williams ( not a great x's and O's coach though )was. So is tom Crean or at least he can be. We can turn things around and I believe we can do it quickly. 2012 is the year we can easily recruit tough minded kids with hustle to replace the 2009 class. But we need a star in order to win a national championship. Not two or three but we need one. i don't want to win just big ten championships ( which I think this 2009 class can do by themselves one year), I want to win the whole thing.

  • Hardwood83

    What are you babbling about? Maybe you should read my post before going on a rant. My point was IU should go after 5 star guys. It's foolish not to pursue the most talented players (that fit your system) if you expect to win at a high level. And btw, UConn has won 2 NC in the last 10yrs- so not the best example of a team that 'can't win it'. I thought I made it clear I don't believe top-ranked guys the be all/end all since there are under-rated players that develop and role players needed too. I didn't even mention Coach Crean at all & you've caught me- I am not an IU fan but am compelled to spend my time on this site, anyway. Sheesh.

  • Hardwood83

    What are you babbling about? Maybe you should read my post before going on a rant. My point was IU should go after 5 star guys. It's foolish not to pursue the most talented players (that fit your system) if you expect to win at a high level. And btw, UConn has won 2 NC in the last 10yrs- so not the best example of a team that 'can't win it'. I thought I made it clear I don't believe top-ranked guys the be all/end all since there are under-rated players that develop and role players needed too. I didn't even mention Coach Crean at all & you've caught me- I am not an IU fan but am compelled to spend my time on this site, anyway. Sheesh.

  • Hardwood83

    What are you babbling about? Maybe you should read my post before going on a rant. My point was IU should go after 5 star guys. It's foolish not to pursue the most talented players (that fit your system) if you expect to win at a high level. And btw, UConn has won 2 NC in the last 10yrs- so not the best example of a team that 'can't win it'. I thought I made it clear I don't believe top-ranked guys the be all/end all since there are under-rated players that develop and role players needed too. I didn't even mention Coach Crean at all & you've caught me- I am not an IU fan but am compelled to spend my time on this site, anyway. Sheesh.

  • Kelin Blab

    The problem with making this kid a last resort is, if you do that with others in pursuit of the blue chippers you run the risk of finding yourself with a team of juco guys and marginal players if you get jilted. I like what Crean is doing for this reason….give me the elston, hulls, creek, wateford…..and ad at least ONE teague or Irving……and you have a great team. They all have to fit……

    You surround Teague or Irving with low end players and it won't work. Secondly….I don't want a bunch of blue chippers who don't fit together…..Teague and Irving, we don't need both…..

    Unless we want to rebuild every other year, you better get some 3-4 guys who will stick with the program and get better and ad a blue chipper here and there……

    I will stop rambling but a kid like Irving or Teague could be the Isaih Thomas piece we need………zeke was a soph who played with some solid 4 year guys and the rest is 1981 history.

  • Kelin Blab

    The problem with making this kid a last resort is, if you do that with others in pursuit of the blue chippers you run the risk of finding yourself with a team of juco guys and marginal players if you get jilted. I like what Crean is doing for this reason….give me the elston, hulls, creek, wateford…..and ad at least ONE teague or Irving……and you have a great team. They all have to fit……

    You surround Teague or Irving with low end players and it won't work. Secondly….I don't want a bunch of blue chippers who don't fit together…..Teague and Irving, we don't need both…..

    Unless we want to rebuild every other year, you better get some 3-4 year guys who will stick with the program and get better and ad a blue chipper here and there……

    I will stop rambling but a kid like Irving or Teague could be the Isaih Thomas piece we need………zeke was a soph who played with some solid 4 year guys and the rest is 1981 history.

  • Kelin Blab

    The problem with making this kid a last resort is, if you do that with others in pursuit of the blue chippers you run the risk of finding yourself with a team of juco guys and marginal players if you get jilted. I like what Crean is doing for this reason….give me the elston, hulls, creek, wateford…..and ad at least ONE teague or Irving……and you have a great team. They all have to fit……

    You surround Teague or Irving with low end players and it won't work. Secondly….I don't want a bunch of blue chippers who don't fit together…..Teague and Irving, we don't need both…..

    Unless we want to rebuild every other year, you better get some 3-4 year guys who will stick with the program and get better and ad a blue chipper here and there……

    I will stop rambling but a kid like Irving or Teague could be the Isaih Thomas piece we need………zeke was a soph who played with some solid 4 year guys and the rest is 1981 history.

  • Kelin Blab

    IU will get the studs when IU stars winning again in the tourney. Kids don't want to be part of a rebuilding no matter how much PT they may get. If a kid feels IU will be in position to go to and do well in the NCAA tourney they will get the 5star kids more often……especially if they won't be there beyond ONE year…….

  • Kelin Blab

    IU will get the studs when IU stars winning again in the tourney. Kids don't want to be part of a rebuilding no matter how much PT they may get. If a kid feels IU will be in position to go to and do well in the NCAA tourney they will get the 5star kids more often……especially if they won't be there beyond ONE year…….

  • Kelin Blab

    IU will get the studs when IU stars winning again in the tourney. Kids don't want to be part of a rebuilding no matter how much PT they may get. If a kid feels IU will be in position to go to and do well in the NCAA tourney they will get the 5star kids more often……especially if they won't be there beyond ONE year…….

  • Unknown

    Yes i know Uconn has won 2 titles in the past 10 years…but i am talking about recently….Calhoun has recruited super stars Thabeet, Walker, and Robinson. But his talented 5star recruits under-achieve. When the Uconn won their last title with Ben Gordon and Okafor they weren't necessarily top rated recruits. I am saying that he has recruited Stanley Robinson who were Top 10 recruits but seem to work-out. I would rather have a team that is cohesive like Florida in 2006 and 2007 who didn't have one 5 star but had one of the greatest teams ever…Maybe i went off the handle but i just don't like hearing everybody say get the 5 stars or will never win it, so i will apologize for my rant but still believe that championships can be built with 4 stars

  • Unknown

    Yes i know Uconn has won 2 titles in the past 10 years…but i am talking about recently….Calhoun has recruited super stars Thabeet, Walker, and Robinson. But his talented 5star recruits under-achieve. When the Uconn won their last title with Ben Gordon and Okafor they weren't necessarily top rated recruits. I am saying that he has recruited Stanley Robinson who were Top 10 recruits but seem to work-out. I would rather have a team that is cohesive like Florida in 2006 and 2007 who didn't have one 5 star but had one of the greatest teams ever…Maybe i went off the handle but i just don't like hearing everybody say get the 5 stars or will never win it, so i will apologize for my rant but still believe that championships can be built with 4 stars

  • Unknown

    Yes i know Uconn has won 2 titles in the past 10 years…but i am talking about recently….Calhoun has recruited super stars Thabeet, Walker, and Robinson. But his talented 5star recruits under-achieve. When the Uconn won their last title with Ben Gordon and Okafor they weren't necessarily top rated recruits. I am saying that he has recruited Stanley Robinson who were Top 10 recruits but seem to work-out. I would rather have a team that is cohesive like Florida in 2006 and 2007 who didn't have one 5 star but had one of the greatest teams ever…Maybe i went off the handle but i just don't like hearing everybody say get the 5 stars or will never win it, so i will apologize for my rant but still believe that championships can be built with 4 stars

  • ind23

    we do need studs and we do need role players. we will get some studs. we are recruiting them right now. it's just that those guys arent going to be so fast to give a commitment as some of the lower ranked guys

  • ind23

    we do need studs and we do need role players. we will get some studs. we are recruiting them right now. it's just that those guys arent going to be so fast to give a commitment as some of the lower ranked guys

  • ind23

    we do need studs and we do need role players. we will get some studs. we are recruiting them right now. it's just that those guys arent going to be so fast to give a commitment as some of the lower ranked guys

  • Hardwood83

    Right- we need balance since you can't have all superstars or all grunts. I think the point some are missing is it isn't a matter of one or the other as if Crean can just go get the 4-5 star guys whenever he wants. It's a process he'll get a few and miss on most. I don't want to be Memphis with one & done thugs. But UNC & Kansas bring in top flight guys that stay for 3-4 yrs, go to class & win big. That is the ideal for IU to me.

  • Hardwood83

    Right- we need balance since you can't have all superstars or all grunts. I think the point some are missing is it isn't a matter of one or the other as if Crean can just go get the 4-5 star guys whenever he wants. It's a process he'll get a few and miss on most. I don't want to be Memphis with one & done thugs. But UNC & Kansas bring in top flight guys that stay for 3-4 yrs, go to class & win big. That is the ideal for IU to me.

  • Hardwood83

    Right- we need balance since you can't have all superstars or all grunts. I think the point some are missing is it isn't a matter of one or the other as if Crean can just go get the 4-5 star guys whenever he wants. It's a process he'll get a few and miss on most. I don't want to be Memphis with one & done thugs. But UNC & Kansas bring in top flight guys that stay for 3-4 yrs, go to class & win big. That is the ideal for IU to me.

  • Andrew Gregory

    If Creek, Hulls, Rivers, and Watford stay, Morgan will be a solid backup SG

  • Andrew Gregory

    If Creek, Hulls, Rivers, and Watford stay, Morgan will be a solid backup SG

  • Andrew Gregory

    If Creek, Hulls, Rivers, and Watford stay, Morgan will be a solid backup SG

  • dougshouse

    Moses has a bright future and would fit in well at this level (Big Ten). He is a very skilled young player who will continue to grow not to mention he has rich basketball blood in his veins. Moses is actually closer to 6'6' and has a shooter touch and high basketball IQ. I feel that he has the ability to help any program in division 1 basketball.

  • dougshouse

    Moses has a bright future and would fit in well at this level (Big Ten). He is a very skilled young player who will continue to grow not to mention he has rich basketball blood in his veins. Moses is actually closer to 6'6' and has a shooter touch and high basketball IQ. I feel that he has the ability to help any program in division 1 basketball.