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Jordan Daniel Morgan (born September 15, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for Pınar Karşıyaka of the Turkish Basketball Super League (BSL). He played college basketball at Michigan.

Jordan Morgan
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Morgan in 2012 with Michigan.
No. 19 – Pınar Karşıyaka
PositionPower forward / Center
LeagueBasketbol Süper Ligi
FIBA Europe Cup
Personal information
Born (1991-09-15) September 15, 1991 (age 28)
Scott Air Force Base, Illinois
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight246 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High schoolUniversity of Detroit Jesuit
(Detroit, Michigan)
CollegeMichigan (2010–2014)
NBA draft2014 / Undrafted
Playing career2014–present
Career history
2014–2015Virtus Roma
2015–2016Hermine de Nantes Atlantique
2016Paris-Levallois
2016Canton Charge
2016–2017Kymis
2017–2018Petrol Olimpija
2018–2019Banvit
2019–presentPınar Karşıyaka
Career highlights and awards

Early life and high school careerEdit

Morgan was born Jordan Daniel Konkoly in Scott Air Force Base in Illinois to Meredith Morgan née Konkoly and Bobby Deloach on September 15, 1991. His biological father was largely absent in his life from birth. His mother raised him as a single mother until she married his adoptive father, Jim in 2001. Jim adopted him when he was 12 years old and he took his last name. Morgan graduated from the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy At Detroit Jesuit, Morgan played on the varsity basketball team all four years and was a starter for three. Over his high school career, he averaged 14.5 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks per game. During his senior year Jordan averaged 20 points per game.[1]

Morgan verbally committed to Michigan on December 18, 2007; other scholarship offers were from Central Michigan, Oakland, and Xavier.[2]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Jordan Morgan
C
Detroit, MI University of Detroit Jesuit HS 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (110 kg) Dec 18, 2007 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN grade: 75
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 32 (national C), 5 (MI C)   247Sports: 9 (MI)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2009 Michigan Basketball Commitment List". Rivals.com. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  • "2009 Michigan College Basketball Team Recruiting Prospects". Scout.com. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  • "Michigan Wolverines 2009 Player Commits". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  • "2009 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved February 2, 2015.

College careerEdit

 
Morgan for the 2012–13 Wolverines

At the University of Michigan, Morgan redshirted his freshman season on the Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team due to a knee injury.[1] Morgan then played 142 games for Michigan from the 2010–11 to 2013–14 seasons as power forward. 142 games was a school record that was tied by Zak Irvin, and later surpassed by Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman (144) during the 2017–18 season.[3][4] He made 63.1% of his field goal attempts and scored 973 points in his Michigan career.[5] During his sophomore season, the team clinched a share of the 2011–12 Big Ten Conference season regular season championship.[6] As a junior on the Michigan team that became runners-up in the 2013 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship Game, Morgan earned Big Ten All-Defensive honors.[1] During his senior season, Michigan clinched its first outright (unshared) Big Ten Conference championship since 1985–86.[7]

Morgan completed his B.S.E. in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan College of Engineering in April 2012, after his third year at Michigan.[1] He was also selected to the Michigan honor society Order of Angell. In 2014, Morgan earned his M.S. in manufacturing engineering also from Michigan.[8] When President Barack Obama spoke at the University of Michigan in April 2014 to advocate raising the federal minimum wage, Obama praised Morgan for undertaking graduate studies in engineering and being a student-athlete at Michigan. The White House also sent Morgan a letter signed by Obama congratulating Morgan for his academic achievements and describing him as "part of an elite community of scholars and leaders."[8]

Professional careerEdit

After going undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft, Morgan played with the Minnesota Timberwolves for NBA Summer League. On July 27, 2014, Morgan signed with Pallacanestro Virtus Roma of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A.[9] In 34 games, he averaged 8.1 points and 6.5 rebounds.[10]

On July 23, 2015, Morgan signed with Hermine de Nantes Atlantique.[11] He averaged 9.3 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. On January 26, 2016, Morgan signed with Paris-Levallois.[12] On March 22, he parted ways with Paris-Levallois.[13] Three days later, he was acquired by the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League.[14] On March 26, he made his debut for the Charge in a 122–111 win over the Erie BayHawks, recording one point, six rebounds, two assists and one steal in 11 minutes off the bench.[15]

On August 23, 2016, Morgan signed with Kymis of the Greek Basket League.[16]

On July 4, 2017, he signed a one-year deal with Slovenian club Olimpija.[17]

On July 26, 2019 he has signed a contract with Pınar Karşıyaka of the Turkish Basketbol Süper Ligi. [18]


Charitable EndeavorsEdit

After graduating from the University of Michigan, Morgan registered a charitable organization under the name Jordan Morgan Foundation, whose stated mission is "To inform, empower, and inspire academically disadvantaged and socially underserved youth."

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Jordan Morgan bio". MGoBlue.com. Michigan Wolverines. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  2. ^ "Jordan Morgan profile". Scout.com. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  3. ^ "Zak Irvin 21". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 27, 2017.
  4. ^ Wyrot, Tom (April 2, 2018). "Michigan Comes Up Short Against Villanova in National Championship Game". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  5. ^ "Jordan Morgan stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  6. ^ "Trey Burke, Michigan top Penn State, earn share of Big Ten title". ESPN. Associated Press. March 4, 2012. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
  7. ^ Mercer, David (March 4, 2014). "No. 12 Michigan wins outright Big Ten title with rout of Illinois". ESPN. Associated Press. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  8. ^ a b Eisenberg, Jeff (May 27, 2014). "Michigan's Jordan Morgan receives letter from President Obama". Yahoo.com. Yahoo Sports. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  9. ^ Quinn, Brendan F. (July 28, 2014). "Jordan Morgan signs with Italian League team Virtus Roma". MLive.com. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  10. ^ "Jordan Morgan: Season 2014/2015". FIBA.com. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  11. ^ Quinn, Brendan F. (July 23, 2015). "Jordan Morgan signs with French professional team". MLive.com. Retrieved July 23, 2015.
  12. ^ "Paris-Levallois lands Jordan Morgan". Sportando.com. January 26, 2016. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  13. ^ "Paris-Levallois, Jordan Morgan part ways". Sportando.com. March 22, 2016. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  14. ^ "Charge Make Roster Moves". OurSportsCentral.com. March 25, 2016. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  15. ^ "Cook Leads Charge Past BayHawks". NBA.com. March 26, 2016. Retrieved March 27, 2016.
  16. ^ "Jordan Morgan joins Kimi". Sportando.com. August 23, 2016. Retrieved August 27, 2016.
  17. ^ Jordan Morgan inks with Union Olimpija Ljubljana.
  18. ^ "Pınar Karşıyaka Jordan Morgan'la anlaştı" (in Turkish). Ntvspor. July 5, 2019. Retrieved July 29, 2019.

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