Men's Basketball signs JUCO transfer Jamon Morris
May 15, 2006
Shreveport, LA---The LSUS Men’s basketball team continues to grow with the recent signing of Jamon Morris. The Pilots are excited to announce that Morris, a 6’5” post/forward has become the newest member of the Pilot family.
The Fort Worth, TX native played last season at Cedar Valley College in Lancaster, TX under the guidance of Head Coach Kyle Leath. The Suns finished the season with a 19-11 record. Morris averaged 12.6 points and 7.5 rebounds a game for the Suns, while shooting 56% from the floor. He picked up eight double-doubles on the year and also scored 20 or more points nine times. Morris had a season high of 27 points against Seminole State College. His best overall game came against Eastfield College where Morris had 23 points, 20 rebounds, 7 blocks, and 2 steals, a game in which Pilot Head Coach Chad McDowell attended. Against Kingwood College, Morris had another big night, totaling 22 points and 19 rebounds. For his accomplishments on the floor this season, Morris was recognized as 1st-Team All-Conference in the Metro Athletic Conference.
“Jamon is a very good player that plays with a lot of passion. You realize quickly how much Jamon loves the game and how he has a desire to be the best player he can be. He understands the game of basketball and will do what it takes to win,” commented McDowell. “Pilots fans are going to like the way he plays between the lines. He plays extremely hard and loves to do the dirty work. We are excited about seeing him in the Pilot uniform for the next two seasons,” continued McDowell.
“I am very excited to become part of the Pilots family. After attending a game at LSUS, I saw that not only are we going to compete for a national championship, but we are going to have fun doing it. The atmosphere was amazing. I had a chance to meet a couple professors who seemed to be more excited than most of the students were. Rarely have I seen professors at sporting events period, but at LSUS, they really showed their support for their students,” commented Morris.
Morris comes to LSUS after playing a year as part of a “flex offense” at CVC. The Pilots up-tempo style of play is also a big attraction to the 6’5 forward.
“It is exciting to be part of a system that allows you to use all of you tools and athleticism. Some teams have 6’5 post players who never see a shot outside of the key. From what I have seen at LSUS, your strengths become team strengths, and Coach McDowell’s system allows your strengths to shine on the floor,” concluded Morris.