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Raymar Morgan

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Raymar Morgan
Raymar Morgan vs Florida.jpg
UNICS
Position Power forward / Center
League VTB United League
Personal information
Born (1988-08-08) August 8, 1988 (age 30)
Canton, Ohio
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school McKinley (Canton, Ohio)
College Michigan State (2006–2010)
NBA draft 2010 / Undrafted
Playing career 2010–present
Career history
2010–2011 Maccabi Rishon LeZion
2011 Pınar Karşıyaka
2011–2012 Ironi Ashkelon
2012–2013 Barak Netanya
2014–2015 BG Göttingen
2015 Panathinaikos
2015–2017 ratiopharm Ulm
2017–2018 Tofaş
2018–present UNICS
Career highlights and awards

Raymar Morgan (born August 8, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for UNICS of the VTB United League. He played college basketball at the Michigan State University.

Basketball information[edit]

High school[edit]

  • Averaged 24.4 points and 9.0 rebounds as a senior at Canton McKinley High School, playing for coach Dave Hoover[1]
  • Led McKinley to 2006 Division I state title, being named Most Outstanding Player of the all-tournament team for the second straight season[1]
  • Named 2006 Ohio Division I Player of the Year, 2005 Ohio Division I second team, 2004 Ohio Division I honorable mention[2]
  • 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
  • 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
  • Won the 2005 AND1 High School Basketball Championship in late June, earning MVP honors
  • Rated the No. 11 small forward[3] and No. 34 player overall[4] in the 2006 class by Scout.com
  • Rated the No. 11 small forward[5] and No. 33 player overall[6] in the 2006 class by rivals.com
  • Rated the No. 69 small forward and No. 22 overall player[7] in the 2006 class by risemag.com
  • Attended Canton McKinley High School, the same one as fellow Spartan alumnus Eric Snow[1]

College career[edit]

2006–07 season[edit]

Selected to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team as voted on by the league's coaches • Appeared in 28 games, starting 25 • MSU's second-leading scorer (11.7 ppg) and third-leading rebounder (5.2 rpg) • 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.

2007–08 season[edit]

Second-team All-Big Ten as selected by the league's media and coaches • Started all 36 games. Ranked sixth in the Big Ten in scoring (14.0 ppg), fourth in field-goal percentage (.558) and ninth in rebounding (6.1 rpg). 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.

2008–09 season[edit]

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.

2009–10 season[edit]

Third-team All-Big Ten by coaches and honorable mention by the media • Second on the team in scoring, rebounding, and minutes • Averaged 11.3 points and 6.2 rebounds per game • Averaged 10.4 points in trip to Final Four.

Professional career[edit]

On July 31, 2010, Morgan signed with Israeli club Maccabi Rishon LeZion[8] In July 2011 he signed with Pınar Karşıyaka.[9]

In August 2014, he signed with BG Göttingen of Germany.[10]

On May 12, 2015, he signed with Greek club Panathinaikos.[11]

On July 15, 2015, he signed a two-year contract with the German club ratiopharm Ulm.[12] On May 4, 2017, Morgan won the BBL Best Offensive Player award after he ended the season as the BBL scoring champion.[13] Morgan averaged 18.1 points per game over the 32 games he played in the regular season.

On June 29, 2017, Morgan signed with Turkish club Tofaş.[14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Raymar Morgan Bio - Michigan State Official Athletic Site". Msuspartans.cstv.com. 2008-01-31. Retrieved 2017-06-14. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-03-19. 
  3. ^ "2006 Basketball Recruiting Prospects". Scout.scout.com. Retrieved 2017-06-14. 
  4. ^ "2006 Basketball Recruiting Prospects". Scout.scout.com. Retrieved 2017-06-14. 
  5. ^ "Rivals.com". Rivals100.rivals.com. Retrieved 2017-06-14. 
  6. ^ "Rivals.com". Rivals100.rivals.com. Retrieved 2017-06-14. 
  7. ^ Gerry Hamilton. "ESPN: The Worldwide Leader in Sports - ESPN". Risemag.com. Retrieved 2017-06-14. 
  8. ^ "Israeli Basketball, News, Teams, Scores, Stats, Standings, Awards - eurobasket News". Eurobasket.com. Retrieved 2017-06-14. 
  9. ^ "Pinar Karsiyaka, firmato Raymar Morgan". Sportando.net. 2011-07-01. Retrieved 2017-06-14. 
  10. ^ "Raymar Morgan signs with BG Goettingen". Sportando.com. 2014-08-08. Retrieved 2017-06-14. 
  11. ^ "Συμφωνία με Μόργκαν και Κούπερ". Paobc.gr. Retrieved 2017-06-14. 
  12. ^ "ratiopharm Ulm adds big man Morgan". Eurocupbasketball.com. July 15, 2015. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Nächste Auszeichnung: Raymar Morgan ist "Bester Offensivspieler" / Daniel Theis zum "Besten Verteidiger" gekürt". easycredit-bbl.de. 4 May 2017. Retrieved 4 May 2017. 
  14. ^ "Tofas signed Morgan". Eurohoops.net. June 29, 2017. Retrieved June 29, 2017. 

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