Center J'mison Morgan Transfers From UCLA
By Bruin Basketball Report
Sophomore center J'mison Morgan will not return to UCLA next season. The 6'10 post player will be transferring to another school to play basketball.
Morgan will leave UCLA immediately and hasn't made a decision as to where he will transfer.
His departure wasn't completely unexpected.
After averaging just 2.1 points and 1.1 rebounds per game in 40 contests over his short time in Westwood, Morgan was unable to break into the UCLA line-up last season despite the loss of big men James Keefe to injury and Drew Gordon to transfer.
Morgan becomes the third member of the much heralded 2008 recruiting class to leave UCLA early.
Jrue Holiday jumped to the NBA in June and Gordon transferred to New Mexico last December. Only guards Malcolm Lee and Jerime Anderson remain from the class.
"I feel that it is in the best interest of this program and for J’mison Morgan that he no longer be a part of this team," Bruin Coach Ben Howland said. "We are supportive of him and his future in whatever direction he decides to go.”