From Pullman -- Yesterday was the last day for colleges to sign student-athletes to National Letters of Intent in basketball, and the Cougars picked up a power forward with little time left on the clock. Coach Ken Bone announced Thursday morning that Jermaine Morgan (6-8, 215, Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young HS/ Moberly Area CC) signed with the Cougars on Wednesday night.
"Jermaine is another quality big that will give us the depth that we need for next season in the front court," Bone said. "He's a good solid player at this point in his career, and yet has the ability to add weight and strength which will only enhance his game. We are excited to bring in a player from one of the top junior college programs in the country, Moberly Area CC, which is coached by one of the best coaches in junior college basketball, Pat Smith."
More on WSU's new signee after the jump.
Morgan graduated from Whitney Young high school in 2012 and originally signed with Colorado State University. However, when the CSU head coach took the job at Nebraska, Morgan pledged to follow him, but instead ended up at Odessa College in Texas. He then transferred to Moberly Area CC.
Morgan is averaging 8.5 points and 8.3 rebounds a game for the 5-1 Greyhounds.
He joins Tramaine Isabell of Garfield high school in Seattle as the Cougars' spring signing period signees. Universities will have another chance to sign recruits to letters of intent starting on April 16.
Morgan will have three years to play two years at WSU, meaning that a redshirt year is available.