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UNLV transfer Dwayne Morgan sets visit to St. John’s

Morgan will travel to New York at the end of the month.

St. John's v Gonzaga Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

According to Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports, former UNLV forward Dwayne Morgan has scheduled a visit to St. John’s at the end of September.

St. John’s has one additional scholarship available to allocate this year. Listed at 6-foot-8, Morgan has 1.5 years of eligibility remaining. As pointed out in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, he intends to graduate from UNLV this December. He is eligible to play this season after graduation, just as mentioned in Rothstein’s tweet above.

Morgan departs UNLV following a May arrest for disorderly conduct. After getting into a verbal disagreement with a taxi driver about the fare, Morgan attempted to use a police vehicle to drive himself home. All of this information was provided in a report by the Metropolitan Police Department.

In the season prior to his arrest, Morgan appeared in eight games. He averaged about 9 points and 7 rebounds per game before going down with hip and shoulder injuries. Still, coming out of high school in 2014, Morgan was a highly regarded prospect. Hailing from Baltimore, he held offers from Georgetown, Maryland, among interest from many others.

As described by Michael Bohlin of 247 Sports, Morgan is a long and athletic forward. He uses his quickness to attack the hoop, often playing above the rim. His above average length helps Morgan on defense. He can utilize his long arms to swat passes and block shots. Just last season, he blocked three shots in a contest against Southern Utah.

Although he has scheduled a visit with St. John’s, various other schools are expected to get involved with Morgan. According to USA Today Sports Media contributor Eli Boettger, Morgan has been appealed to the idea of playing at Boston College, Washington State, and Illinois-Chicago.

The Red Storm could certainly use another long and athletic wing player considering they recently lost Sidney Wilson to UConn. We will see what Morgan makes of his upcoming visit.