Posted On: 12/29/17 3:52 PM
Currently checking in as Louisiana’s 36th-ranked 2020, 6-foot-3 guard DJ Morton is navigating his way through his sophomore season with the Cubs, and getting some nice run with one of the state’s better teams.
We recently caught up with the up-and-coming combo-guard, and he defined his skill-set to PHLA; strengths, weaknesses and areas of emphasis.
“The best upside in my game is definitely my shooting; I feel like I can stretch the defense out to create more opportunities to go inside. And I feel like my decision-making and passing is a strength, I can hit the open man when I need to,” said Morton.
“My defense has gotten better, and my role has picked up to where I’m stopping the best player on the other team.”
He added: “I definitely need to improve on my ball-handling; it’s OK, but not where I need to be yet. And finishing through contact, that’s something that I need to work on.”
His Cubs have started the season 9-5, and now midway through the season, Morton is getting some decent run with the squad, and settling in nicely.
“My role was more of a scoring role, and now it’s more of a defensive role and passing role,” said Morton.
“I expect to contribute in anyway I can the rest of the season, and up my scoring and average in double figures.”
Morton played with New Orleans Elite 15U last spring and summer, and says he’s unsure who he’ll run with for his 16U campaign. Regardless, he’s a big, young guard to keep an eye out for.