Video: Ethan Morton interview at Nike EYBL Session Two

  • 05/03/2018 10:40 am in

WESTFIELD, Ind. – Class of 2020 Butler Area (Pa.) guard Ethan Morton is a top 60 prospect nationally and has been a standout for NY Renaissance this spring on the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) circuit.

The 6-foot-4 guard spoke with Inside the Hall last weekend about his recent scholarship offer from Indiana, his thoughts on Archie Miller and much more. Watch the full interview below:

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  • John D Murphy

    Just looks like a tough PA kid

  • Arch Puddington

    Kind of like our coach! Unfortunately, others are playing that same angle. I looked this kid up on his 24/7 page, and saw the following headline:

    “Calipari taps Pennsylvania roots for top 60 guard Ethan Morton”

    Hopefully our tough PA kid wins out over Kentucky’s….


    I know the feeling. Look at it this way, if a kid can’t see or doesn’t care that he’s just running an NBA farm factory, and his one-and-done program isn’t really a legitimate college basketball student/athlete experience, then are they really the type of players we would want anyway.

  • inLinE6

    Alex, do you plan on some updates on grad transfer market? I know we’re active but there’s very limited information as where we are at. Thanks.

  • Arch Puddington

    “I don’t expect every kid to be “swept off his feet” by our tradition. But I do expect some acknowledgement that it is important and appreciated.”

    Fair enough, but Morton is likely just 16, and not from here. Maybe you meant something else, but what you said was that he isn’t a good fit because he doesn’t care if he goes to a “basketball school” and doesn’t find tradition important. On that we’ll just have to disagree.

  • N71

    Calipari has the same place in my life as black mold. I know its out there…lurking, don’t like it, and when I come to learn its in my house, “D’oh!”.



  • Arch Puddington

    Saying that he isn’t a good fit because he isn’t swept off his feet by the romance of IU’s history is kind of crazy. We don’t recruit players because they revere our history, we recruit them to contribute to it. He doesn’t need to know who Don Schlundt or Landon Turner were, he just has to play well and be a good student.

    If IU is as great as we all think it is, he’ll come to appreciate the program and its history like so many before him have, including guys like Victor Oladipo and Christian Watford, neither of whom had any connection to our past when they committed, but both of whom now speak openly of their reverence for it.

    And as for Matt Painter, he has been much more successful during his time at Purdue than IU has during that same stretch. Better overall record, better conference record, more tournament appearances. Great fans, too, and no scandals. Sorry if all that clashes with an idealistic view of the Hoosiers, but it is the plain truth