Marcus Morris and Markeiff Morris are committed and signed players, says Prep Charter head coach Dan Brinkley. The versatile forwards from Philadelphia will head South for college.
The Morris twins signed a National Letter of Intent to play at Memphis, Brinkley told Rivals.com on Wednesday afternoon.
"It was their style of play and the way John Calipari uses guys like them," Brinkley said.
But when will they play for Calipari remains the big question. The twins just turned 17, Brinkley said, and they have made it known that a trip to prep school could very well happen after completing a year at Prep Charter.
"They did sign (for 2007)," Brinkley said, "and there is a 90 percent chance that they do go to prep school. They could go straight to Memphis but they want to go in the 2008 season. Their thought was, 'Hey, we're young. Why rush into it?' So the prep year will do them some good."
A number of schools, 18 offers to be exact says Brinkley, pursued the twins. LaSalle, Indiana and Kentucky made it to the final cut during the process. Memphis's family atmosphere helped separate the Conference USA school from the rest of the pack.
"Their philosophy at Memphis is just like ours at Prep Charter. They have a family atmosphere and coach Cal preaches that," Brinkley said. "Not that the others schools that recruited them don't, but they got the message across maybe a little bit better."
Marcus, a 6-foot-8 wing, fits into the mold of most Memphis wings. He's long, athletic and has a developing perimeter game. Markeiff, a 6-foot-9 post, has wing skills as well but is better suited down low. Rivals.com rates Marcus as the No. 47 ranked player in the class of 2008 while Markeiff checks in at No. 93 in 2008.