MSU head coach Tom Izzo addresses the media following the Spartans NCAA Tournament run.
The Spartans have their best 21-game record in program's 109-year history.
Unanimously voted team co-captain along with Kalin Lucas All-America candidate in his fourth year as a starter in the Spartan frontcourt Preseason candidate for John R. Wooden Award Earned preseason All-Big Ten accolades from Lindy's College Basketball and Athlon Sports College Basketball Named Fourth-Team Preseason All-America by Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook Versatile wing player with the ability to defend four positions Offensively, he has the ability to score in the low post, by slashing to basket or with a mid-range jumper Strong rebounder Looking for a strong finish to his Spartan career after suffering through illnesses and injuries as a junior Has put in more extra work on his game than ever before Could finish his career among the top 10 scorers in Michigan State history.
Appeared in 35 games, starting 26 Honorable Mention All-Big Ten selection despite playing 20-plus minutes in just nine of 18 league contests due to illness Averaged 10.2 points and 5.3 rebounds for the season, ranking third on the team in scoring average and second in rebounding Averaged 15.2 points and 6.9 rebounds in the first 16 games of the season, prior to suffering from walking pneumonia/mononucleosis Michigan State was 21-2 when Morgan played 20 minutes or more Became the first Spartan to open the season with back-to-back 20-point games since Shawn Respert in 1992-93, as he scored 21 points in 20 minutes against Idaho (11/16) in the season opener and 22 at IPFW (11/19) Tallied 15 double-figure scoring efforts, including six 20-point games, leading the team in eight contests Grabbed double-figure rebounds in five games, leading the team in 10 games Recorded four double-doubles, including three straight against Minnesota (10 pts., 10 reb.; 12/31), Northwestern (22 pts., 13 reb.; 1/3) and Ohio State (13 pts., 10 reb.; 1/6), becoming the first Spartan to accomplish that feat since Paul Davis did it in 2005-06 His other double-double came against The Citadel (26 pts., 10 reb., 12/17) Scored a Spartan season-high 29 points coming off the bench against Oklahoma State (11/28), including 20 in the second half, becoming the first Spartan to score 20 in a half since Drew Neitzel on Feb. 3, 2007 Also topped the 20-point mark against North Carolina (21; 12/3), The Citadel (26; 12/17) and Northwestern (22; 1/3) Recorded 18 points and nine rebounds against Connecticut in the Final Four (4/4) Scored 16 points against Robert Morris (3/20) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Scored his 1,000th career point against Oakland (12/27) Named Big Ten Player of the Week on Jan. 5 after averaging 16.0 points and 11.5 rebounds in games against Minnesota and Northwestern Scored 14 points in back-to-back road games against Illinois (3/1) and Indiana (3/3) as MSU clinched its first Big Ten Championship since 2001; his one-handed put-back dunk against the Hoosiers with 27 seconds left sealed the Spartan victory Grabbed a season-high 13 rebounds at Northwestern Ranked second on the team in free throws made (89) and attempted (135).
Served as a counselor for top high school wing forwards at the Vince Carter Skills Academy in Orlando.
Second-team All-Big Ten as selected by the league's media and coaches Started all 36 games Voted Team MVP by his teammates, sharing the honor with Drew Neitzel USBWA and NABC All-District selection Two-time Big Ten Player of the Week honoree (Nov. 19 and Jan. 7) CBE Classic East Lansing Regional MVP Ranked sixth in the Big Ten in scoring (14.0 ppg), fourth in field-goal percentage (.558) and ninth in rebounding (6.1 rpg) In league games, ranked fifth in field-goal percentage (.568) and eighth in scoring (13.2 ppg) Led MSU in scoring, field goals made (187), and free throws made (121) and attempted (180), and ranked second in rebounding (6.1 rpg), field goals attempted (335) and minutes played (27.7 mpg) Scored a career-high 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds vs. Minnesota (1/5), marking the first 30-point, 10-rebound game by a Spartan against a Big Ten opponent since Morris Peterson did it against Michigan in 2000 Opened the season with back-to-back double-doubles against Chicago State (25 pts., 15 reb.; 11/13) and Louisiana-Monroe (13 pts., 14 reb.; 11/14) Led the Spartans in scoring in 16 games Scored in double figures in 27 contests, including seven games with 20 or more points Scored 24 points each vs. Jacksonville (12/1), shooting 8-of-11 from the field and 8-of-8 from the foul line, and Green Bay (12/29), adding eight rebounds Connected on 9-of-11 shots en route to a 23-point effort at Northwestern (1/24) Totaled 18 points, a season-high four assists and a season-best three blocks vs. No. 4 Texas (12/22), including a rejection of D.J. Augustin's layup with 25 seconds left to secure the victory Led MSU in rebounding in 10 contests Posted seven or more rebounds in 15 games Ranked third on the team with 19 blocked shots Tied for third on the team with 33 steals Tallied three steals against Indiana (3/2) and Temple (3/20) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Dished out 58 assists on the season, ranking fifth on the team Recorded four assists in three games Tied for the team lead with 26 dunks.
Made the 2007 USA U19 World Championship Team, winning a silver medal at the FIBA U19 World Championship Started five of the nine contests, averaging 9.2 points, sixth-most on the team, and 4.3 rebounds, fourth-most on the squad Served as a counselor for top high school wing forwards at the Vince Carter Skills Academy in Orlando.
Selected to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team as voted on by the league's coaches Named one of the nation's top-15 freshmen by Jay Bilas in January Honorable mention selection to the Collegehoops.net All-Freshman Team Appeared in 28 games, starting 25 MSU's second-leading scorer (11.7 ppg) and third-leading rebounder (5.2 rpg) Became the first freshman in MSU history to score 10 points or more in each of his first six games; no other Spartan has done it in his first four Ranked fourth among Big Ten freshmen in scoring and third in rebounding Ranked 19th in the Big Ten in scoring, 17th in rebounding and 11th in field-goal percentage (.486) Averaged 16.5 points and 7.0 rebounds in two NCAA Tournament games, including scoring a season-high 19 points against North Carolina (3/17) in the second round Averaged 14.0 points in the final 10 games of the season Led MSU in scoring in six games Scored in double figures in 22 contests, the most by a Spartan freshman since Chris Hill did it 24 times in 2001-02 Scored 18 points in four contests, including games against Texas (11/16), Bradley (12/3), Michigan (2/13) and Indiana (2/24) Other top scoring games included 16 points vs. Iowa (2/17), 15 vs. Northwestern (3/8) in the Big Ten Tournament and 14 vs. Minnesota (1/24), Ohio State (1/27) and Marquette (3/15) in the NCAA Tournament Led MSU in rebounding in seven games Grabbed a season-high nine rebounds against both Oakland (11/25) and Marquette Pulled down eight boards against Penn State (1/20), Wisconsin (2/20) and Indiana (2/24), and added seven against Bradley (12/3) and Michigan (2/27) Ranked second on the squad in both free throws made (80) and attempted (123) The 80 made free throws tie for the third-best total by a Spartan freshman, while the 123 attempts rank fourth Blocked 13 shots, including three games with two blocks Recorded 19 steals, including a season-high four against Iowa (2/19).
Averaged 24.4 points and 9.0 rebounds as a senior at Canton McKinley High School, playing for Coach Dave Hoover Shot 69.7 percent from the field and 73.4 percent from the foul line Led McKinley to 2006 Division I state title, being named Most Outstanding Player of the all-tournament team for the second straight season Recorded 25 points and 11 rebounds in the championship game McKinley became the first school in Ohio to win back-to-back Division I state titles since 1974 2006 Fourth-Team Parade Magazine All-American Second-Team EA Sports All-America honoree Earned The Associated Press Division I Player of the Year honors as a senior, earning All-Ohio accolades Also earned all-league, all-district and all-county honors as McKinley posted a 25-2 mark Finished his career as McKinley's all-time leading scorer with 1,553 points The Bulldogs were 73-7 with Morgan in the starting lineup during his three years and never lost a home game Three-year team captain Averaged 18.0 points and 8.5 rebounds as a junior In 2005, led McKinley to a 26-1 record and a Division 1 state championship, recording 18 points and six rebounds in a 51-42 victory over St. Xavier in the state finals 2005 Associated Press Division I second-team honoree Also earned all-league, all-district and all-county honors as a junior Earned MVP honors as a junior Won the 2005 AND1 High School Basketball Championship in late June, earning MVP honors Rated the No. 11 small forward and No. 34 player overall by Scout.com Street and Smith's All-America high honorable mention honoree Averaged 13.6 points and 7.0 rebounds as a sophomore 2004 first-team all-county honoree Attended the same high school as former Spartan Eric Snow Played AAU basketball for King James Shooting Stars.
Born Aug. 8, 1988 Son of Jeffery and Carole Morgan Advertising major.
Morgan's Career Highs
Minutes: 37 - vs. Indiana (2/24/07)
Points: 31 - vs. Minnesota (1/5/08)
Rebounds: 15 - vs. Chicago State (11/13/07)
Assists: 5 - vs. Oakland (12/27/08)
Field Goals: 11 - two times, last vs. The Citadel (12/17/08)
Field Goal Attempts: 17 - vs. Minnesota (1/5/08)
3-Point Field Goals: 2 - five times, last vs. Northwestern (1/3/09)
3-Point FG Attempts: 4 - vs. Northwestern (1/3/09)
Free Throws: 11 - vs. Oklahoma State (11/28/08)
Free Throw Attempts: 13 - vs. Oklahoma State (11/28/08)
Steals: 4 - vs. Iowa (2/17/07)
Blocks: 3 - vs. Texas (12/22/07)