Dec. 9, 2012; Pullman, WA, USA; Washington State Cougars head coach Ken Bone looks on against the Fresno State Bulldogs during the first half at the Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports
On the eve of their third contest on the 2013-14 schedule, Washington State (2-0) head coach Ken Bone surprised with the announcement of another signing for the Class of 2014.
Jermaine Morgan (6-8, 215) will pack his bags to come play his junior campaign for the Cougs next season.
“Jermaine is another quality big that will give us the depth that we need for next season in the front court,” Bone said. “He’s a good solid player at this point in his career, and yet has the ability to add weight and strength which will only enhance his game. We are excited to bring in a player from one of the top junior college programs in the country, Moberly Area CC, which is coached by one of the best coaches in junior college basketball, Pat Smith.”
An athletic guy, Morgan is averaging over 8 rebounds a game while matching that total in scoring as well. He doesn’t put up shots often, but when he does it comes with great efficiency witnessed by 66.7% field goal percentage.
Over the course of his prep career at Whitney Young HS in Chicago, IL, Morgan was a go-to guy. He averaged 15 points and 11 boards his senior year earning him all-city and all-state honors.
You have to like the fact Morgan is used to winning everywhere he’s played. This season Moberly is off to a 5-1 start.
Nice pickup by Bone. This young man appears to have a tremendous upside and will benefit from the strength and conditioning program at WSU.