Jason Morris' strong play this year for Lakeville (Conn.) Hotchkiss School has only attracted the interest of more schools. In fact, one Big East school offered the 6-foot-5, 190-pound sophomore after his performance at the Prime Time Shootout.
"Villanova was really impressed with Jason and offered him after the game," said Hotchkiss School head coach Fred Benjamin. "Syracuse and UConn are now in the picture as well. Syracuse liked him a lot after they watched him, and UConn was there for his first game of the season."
Along with Villanova, Auburn, Clemson, Georgetown, Georgia, Georgia Tech and South Carolina have also offered Morris. Clemson and Florida are expected to watch him play later this week.
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Morris has stepped up his level of play during the league portion of the schedule for 14-5 Hotchkiss School. In league play he is averaging 18 points, seven rebounds, five assists, three blocks and two steals.
As his stat line indicates, Morris is developing into a high level multifaceted wing prospect.
"We're able to play Jason at the one, two, three and sometimes even four," said Benjamin. "He is really starting to get it. He's learning how to carry a team as only a sophomore."
Morris is not the only high major prospect on the Hotchkiss School team. He has a freshman backcourt mate Derrick Wilson who is stirring interest in the schools recruiting Morris.
Wilson, who is averaging 14 points, seven assists, five rebounds and four steals per game, is drawing interest from Arizona, Arizona State, Georgetown, Texas and Villanova.
"Derrick is a special talent," said Benjamin. "He really knows how to score the ball, but also has balance to his game. A lot of times I have to urge him to be more aggressive scoring the ball. He is still in the process of developing the confidence to shoot the ball like he is capable of shooting it."