Summer Diary: Jordan Morgan #1

Dylan Burkhardt
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Jordan Morgan2009 commitment Jordan Morgan has agreed to write an ongoing journal/blog of his AAU ball and other activities this summer. Jordan earned a 3.75 GPA in school this year and is also quitting baseball to concentrate on basketball and hopefully take the next step in his development. This first entry is just a little introduction from Jordan before his King James team heads to their first AAU tournament this weekend. Hopefully this will be an interesting way to get a look inside the life of a future Wolverine. Without any more of my rambling here is what Jordan had to say:

Coming up this weekend I have my first AAU tournament for the year. I’m playing for the King James Shooting Stars. This is LeBron’s team out of Akron, Ohio, coached by Dru Joyce, who was LeBron’s high school coach and the high school coach of the year in 2003. This weekend we are playing in the New Balance Ohio Gators invitational in Toledo, Ohio. This tournament does not offer much competition, but is more for our team to get in a flow together and prepare for Boo Williams next weekend in Virginia. I know that playing for a team out of Ohio does not leave me much opportunity to practice. This, though, is not entirely bad. It gives me the chance to work on what is more important for me this off-season. I’ve begun working with a personal trainer. Fours days a week I go through a weight-lifting program intended to obviously make me more powerful. Two days a week I work with him to develop my speed, agility, quickness, and altogether explosiveness. This comes to a total of 6 days of personal development, the majority of which is during the week, and then tournaments and travel on the weekends. I’ll be pretty busy this spring and summer, but that is usually the case. I don’t mind at all, it’ll only make me a better player.

  • Aaron

    it is very encouraging to our program to see someone working so hard to become a better player, i can’t wait till you suit up for the wolverines

    good luck Jordan!!! and GO BLUE!!!

  • Steve

    props to jordan and his family for getting a personal trainer. lots of kids these days just go and play AAU/Pick-up ball over the summer… it’ll be interested to see how Jordan plays next year.

  • Benjamin

    Too bad we have to wait another year to get him on our court.

    Good luck this weekend Jordan. Take some names.

  • a2matt

    Dont forget to work on that jumper:)

  • mike

    this is sweet. thanks.

  • Lynette G

    JoMo you simply ROCK!!!

  • Andrea Ames

    we are so proud of Jordan! He is also a young man of good character and a very spiritual person!
    His Grandma
    MoCuislagh

  • Ky Fox

    very nice piece on JoMo! I believe JoMo is going to end up being better and bigger than advertised! The guy is only what…..17 or 18 years old…by the time he arrives on campus he could very well be closer to 6’10”. I think hes going to be good! And it looks like to me he has the rite attitude…competietive, hard worker, tough, coachable..all the things that JB wants and things he can work with in making JoMo a much better ball player! And Lord knows we need that!

  • Lynette G

    Jordan is 16

  • Ky Fox

    oh…well i am deeply sorry for my mistake! So i guess my point is that he could even be bigger when he gets to UM!! Thanks and sorry Lynette!

  • Lynette G

    No problems! He’ll be a powerhouse come Fall 09! He’s young for his grade, and will start college at age 17 (almost 18).

  • Ky Fox

    very nice piece on JoMo! I believe JoMo is going to end up being better and bigger than advertised! The guy is only what…..17 or 18 years old…by the time he arrives on campus he could very well be closer to 6'10''. I think hes going to be good! And it looks like to me he has the rite attitude…competietive, hard worker, tough, coachable..all the things that JB wants and things he can work with in making JoMo a much better ball player! And Lord knows we need that!