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  • DSU Men's hoops adds Mesquite Native Anthony Morris
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    Published - 05/16/14 - 11:46 AM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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    (ST. GEORGE, Utah) – One final piece has been added to the Dixie State men's basketball team. Head coach Jon Judkins announced Friday that junior college transfer Anthony Morris has signed to play for the Red Storm beginning in the 2014-15 season.

    Morris is the sixth member of the 2014 spring signing class joining three guards – Connor Van Brocklin, Trevor Hill, Collin Woods – and two forwards – Josh Fuller, Mark Ogden.

    The 6-foot-7 forward comes to Dixie State with three year of eligibility after playing as a redshirt freshman last year at Snow College for head coach Robert Nielson.

    "We are thrilled to have Anthony join our basketball family," Judkins said. "Anthony had a terrific freshman season at Snow College and we feel he will give us size, athleticism and toughness that our team needs."

    Morris averaged eight points and a team-best 6.3 rebounds per game while shooting 57 percent from the floor. He paced all Badger players with 80 offensive boards.

    "I choose Dixie because it's a successful program on the rise," Morris said. "It has everything from the players, coaches, fans, and the school itself. With all of that Dixie is also right next to home!"

    A Mesquite, Nev. native, Morris prepped at Virgin Valley High school. He averaged eight points and eight rebounds over the course of two seasons for the basketball team while also excelling in football and baseball. He decided to try hardball at the collegiate level by redshirting at the College of Southern Nevada.

    After his stint at CSN, Morris served a church mission to Atlanta, Ga., before heading to Snow to play hoops last year. It was an eye-opening year for college coaches looking for an athletic player.

    "We love the way that he rebounds the ball on both ends of the floor, and he will give us versatility and depth in our frontcourt for next season and in the future," Judkins said. "Anthony is a hard worker and an outstanding kid, and he is a great addition to our program."

    Morris comes from an athletics family. His sister, Rachel, played hoops at Salt Lake CC. She recently signed to play basketball at the University of Hawaii. Bernice, his mother, played basketball and volleyball at Utah Valley and his dad, David, played on the hardwood at Central Arizona.

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