The state of North Carolina is blessed with an overabundance of talent. In the North Carolina 2018 class, 60 plus players signed with D1 schools and another 40 plus signed to play at the D2, D3, NAIA or Juco level. Quite impressive numbers! This year, the 2019 class is on the same course to have 100 plus players continue to play at the collegiate level. In our unsigned senior spotlight, we want to take a closer look at 6’7 AJ Morris of United Faith in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is someone that we strongly feel is a scholarship-worthy player.
There’s so much to like with United Faith Christian Academy and the incredibly talented roster that they seem to enhance every year, which absolutely includes Morris. A lot of the flash and statistical measurements doesn’t really encompass how unselfish and team-oriented this group truly is. Morris is the epitome of a team-first guy, given the infectious energy and nonstop motor he provides to every game. He’s a fantastic athlete with great size and positional understanding of how to make his presence constantly felt. Morris rebounds well on both ends of the floor and is capable of filling in the gaps on offense. Every team is better with a guy like Morris, as he’s willing to do the dirty work and sacrifice touches for the betterment of his team.
Prior to the regular season, our own Miles Masercola went to United Faith’s open gym and stated, “Morris initially caught my eye this summer at Phenom Summer Havoc and he’s made considerable strides in his game since my last viewing of him. A super long 6’7 combo forward, Morris brings a ton of energy on the court at all times. His high motor gives him a ton of opportunities on the glass, running in transition, and catching backdoor lobs from this talented group of guards. Look for Morris to play a major role this season and have some moments that leave you with your jaw dropped.”That’s been quite accurate for the most part, as Morris continues to be among the main energy guys for this group. On a team with nine players averaging five or more points, Morris has been terrific while excelling in his role on both sides of the ball. His per-game averages aren’t going to pop off the page, but Morris clearly possesses the necessary tools to warrant being a scholarship-level guy at the next level. His recruitment should definitely begin picking up over the last few months of the season.