There wasn’t a lot Chrisdon Morgan didn’t learn about North Texas by the point he took his digital go to to the varsity lately.The DeSoto ahead already had an intensive scouting report on the varsity and its workers from three members of his household.Chrisdon’s father, Ronnie Morgan, performed at UNT. His brother J’mison “Bobo” Morgan performed for Baylor when UNT head coach Grant McCasland was an assistant coach on the college. And if that wasn’t sufficient, Ronnie Jr., one other brother, performed for UNT assistant coach Ross Hodge at Paris Junior School.These connections helped UNT land a dedication from the most recent within the line of basketball standouts within the Morgan household on Friday.Chrisdon introduced his choice on Twitter.
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— chrisdon morgan (@ChrisdonMorgan) September 25, 2020
“When I saw the campus virtually, it felt like home,” Morgan stated Thursday forward of his announcement. “The coaches can prepare me for the next level.”The 6-foot-9 energy ahead averaged 12 factors and 11.5 rebounds final season, when he was a second-team All-District 7-6A choice. He selected UNT over presents from New Orleans, Longwood, Texas Southern and Morgan State.UNT gained the Convention USA common season title and was the highest seed within the convention event that was referred to as off earlier this yr as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.The success UNT loved final season was a think about Morgan’s choice.“I’m very excited about the program,” Morgan stated. “I watched the game when they won conference last year. The virtual visit showed where all they have been and how good they are. I feel like it is the best situation.”The familiarity Morgan has with UNT’s workers added to the consolation degree he discovered on the college.“It gives me a lot of confidence to know that my brothers played for coach Mac and coach Hodge,” Morgan stated. “They told me what both expect out of players and that is to come in and work to get better each and every day. That is what I’m all about.”Morgan is the second participant from the category of 2021 to decide to UNT. The Imply Inexperienced landed Kingfisher (Oklahoma) Excessive small ahead Matthew Stone earlier this month.The 2 met in Austin at a event a number of weeks in the past.“We got to chat it up,” Morgan stated. “I saw the way he plays. I feel like we can make a difference, win a conference championship together and try to get a shot the national championship. We fit well together.”The very fact Morgan will chase that dream the place his father performed made committing to the Imply Inexperienced much more significant for him.Ronnie Morgan performed for UNT from 1987-90 and scored 888 factors in his time with the Imply Inexperienced. He nonetheless ranks among the many prime 40 scorers in program historical past and was a first-team All-Southland Convention choice in 1987-88.“My dad is very excited about it,” Morgan stated. “He told me that I had to do what is best for me. This is the best possible situation, and I get to play where he played.“I’m going to be very proud to follow my dad.”
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