Sunday, May 16, 2004

More on the Morris Brothers

Sorry - just keeping you posted - story here.

Band of brothers

Whether former Georgia Tech manager Jonathan Morris should be considered a future Kentucky manager remains unclear. But it's now official that he will join his younger brother, big man Randolph Morris, at UK next season.

"They both want to go to school together," the brothers' father, Ralph Morris, said. "I guess it's a comfort thing for both of them. They've been close. They've always gone to the same school."

In the recruitment of Randolph Morris, UK Coach Tubby Smith mentioned the possibility of Jonathan joining the UK program as a manager. UK typically compensates managers with a scholarship or a salary comparable to a scholarship.

The elder Morris downplayed the significance of Jonathan becoming a manager to Randolph's decision to choose UK over Georgia Tech. While no doubt helpful, "I don't really think it was that big a bearing on it," Ralph Morris said.