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College Signing: Jackson basketball’s Desmond Morris signs NLOI with Millikin

On Feb. 27, Jackson senior Desmond Morris fulfilled his dream of playing a sport collegiately by signing with Millikin University to continue his basketball career.

Morris did not know if he was going to either play basketball or soccer in college, but he made it a goal for himself to play at the college level regardless whenever he first started playing in school.

Morris earned Class 4 All-State honorable mention honors in soccer this season before heading onto the basketball court. He also helped lead the team to back-to-back district championships his final two seasons.

On the hardwood this season, Morris garnered all-district honors as he averaged 9.5 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.4 steals a game.

“[Transitioning to college basketball] will be tough like liftings and stuff and all of the practices, but I feel like the coach really wants me.” Morris said. “I really want to be [at Millikin], so I think I’ll be able to really push through it.”

Morris has decided to study Law Enforcement in college since he has always been into crime shows. He is taking a business in personal law course this year at Jackson where the class has done multiple mock trials.

Nick McNeal covers high school sports, college sports and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Cape Girardeau County for the past five years. He can be reached at cbjsports@socket. net.

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