According to ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla, if it weren’t for Derrick Walton Jr. pledging to the Wolverines in the 2013 class first, Iowa State’s Monte Morris would be a sporting the Maize and Blue.
Michigan took commitment from Derrick Walton, Jr. right before Monte Morris was ready to commit. Turned out pretty well for both players.
— Fran Fraschilla (@franfraschilla) March 19, 2017
Derrick Walton Jr. has been playing like one of the nation’s best players during the last two months. The senior floor general was named to the Big Ten second team after averaging 15.5 ppg. and 5 apg.
Morris’ Iowa State Cyclones fell to Purdue in the second round of the NCAA tournament. A fellow Michigan native, Morris was named to the Big 12 First-Team after averaging just nearly 17 ppg. and 6 apg.