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J'mison Morgan
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J'mison Morgan 1459148
Position: Center
Height: 6'10"
Weight: 240
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Dallas, TX
High School: South Oak Cliff


J'mison Morgan played in 21 games, making zero starts on the year ... was fifth on the team in blocks with 10, despite ranking 11th on the squad in minutes played (114 minutes) ... while averaging just 5.4 minutes per game, he scored in 14 of the 21 games he played and grabbed at least one rebound in 11 of the 21 contests ... missed nine of the last 12 games (at Arizona State, Feb. 12; at Arizona, Feb. 14; vs. Washington, Feb. 19; vs. Washington State, Feb. 21; at Stanford, Feb. 26; at California, Feb. 28; vs. Washington State, Mar. 12; vs. USC, Mar. 13 and vs. VCU, Mar. 21) due to coaches decision ... scored a season-high eight points in the win over FIU (Nov. 29) ... hauled in a season-best four rebounds twice, in home wins over Cal State Northridge (Dec. 7) and Loyola Marymount (Dec. 17) ... also had a season-best three blocks against LMU in a season-high 13 minutes of action ... the three blocks was the second-most by a Bruin in a game in 2008-09 (Nikola Dragovic recorded four in the regular-season finale win over Oregon on Mar. 7) ... was one of nine players on the squad shooting 50.0 percent or better from the field (.514, 19-for-37), which was third on the squad.

Morgan was a four-year varsity basketball letterwinner at South Oak Cliff High School (Dallas, Texas) ... helped South Oak Cliff win four consecutive state championships (2005-08) ... the Golden Bears, coached by James Mays II, trailed by 11 points with four minutes left in the 2008 state title game before rallying to defeat Southwest (Fort Worth, Texas) High School 80-77 ... South Oak Cliff started the season with a 6-6 record and closed the season with 15 straight wins and an overall mark of 26-8 ... Morgan had 13 points and eight rebounds in the state title game ... rated the No. 3 center and the No. 23 overall prospect in the Class of 2008 by Scout.com ... listed as the No. 4 center and the No. 25 overall prospect in the Class of 2008 by Rivals.com ... rated the No. 2 center in the nation by Streetball and the No. 4 player at his position by BasketballPreps.com ... rated the No. 32 overall high school player in the Class of 2008 by RISE ... was named the District 14-4A Region II most valuable player as a senior ... earned first-team Class 4A All-State honors by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches as a junior and senior ... was named a 2008 second team All-American by EA Sports ... averaged 13.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks per game as a senior (2008) ... averaged 13.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 5.0 blocks per game as a junior (2007) as the Golden Bears finished the season with a 33-3 mark ... registered six blocked shots in South Oak Cliff's 54-42 victory over Beaumont (Texas) Ozen in the 2007 boy's 4A state championship ... South Oak Cliff compiled a 30-7 record in Morgan's sophomore season (2006) and defeated Fort Worth's Dunbar HS 76-58 in the state title game ... the Golden Bears were 32-7 in his freshman campaign (2005) winning their first of four straight Texas boy's 4A state championships with a 64-43 victory over San Antonio's Sam Houston HS.

Full name: J'mison Ryley Morgan ... his nickname is BoBo ... born in Dallas, Texas on Nov. 2, 1989 ... J'mison is the second of Ronnie and Bianca Morgan's five children ... he has three brothers, Ronnie, Cody and Chrisdon, and one sister, Destini ... his older brother, Ronnie, is a senior forward in his second year at Texas A&M-Commerce ... he has yet to declare a major.

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