Originally posted on UM Hoops  |  Last updated 12/9/12
1. Jordan Morgan’s hot start There hasn’t been a Michigan basketball player who has undergone a more shocking transformation in recent memory than Jordan Morgan. With the guidance of this coaching staff, the redshirt junior has made himself one of the most reliable, smart and tough big men in the Big Ten conference. Against Arkansas, Morgan happened to stuff the stat sheet, as well. From tipoff, Morgan played with purpose, and his inspired play to start the game lifted his team and set the tone for how Michigan was going to play for the rest of the game. Morgan immediately went to work on the offensive boards. After a missed 3-pointer by Trey Burke, Morgan sheds Arkansas’ Marshawn Powell and leaps between two more Razorbacks to snag the offensive rebound and score the reverse put-back. On the very next play of the game, Morgan hustles back on defense and is in perfect position to draw a charge on BJ Young. That sequence is a perfect illustration of what Morgan brought to the table ...
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