Men's Basketball - Mon, Apr. 16, 2012
Luke Morrison, Elk Rapids all-time scoring leader with 1,396 points, recently signed his letter of intent to play basketball at Cornerstone University. A four-year varsity performer, the 6-3 Morrison was named to the Lake Michigan Conference All-Conference Team his final three years.As a senior, Morrison averaged 22 PPG and 4.5 APG as the Elk's point guard. He also pulled down 7 RPG to go along with his 3.7 steals/game.
Morrison garnered several others honors this past season, including Bankhoops 1st Team All-State, Detroit Free Press 2nd Team All-State and the Associated Press All-State Honorable Mention Team. He was also named to the Traverse City Record-Eagle Dream Team for his efforts this year.
Morrison had a season-high 32 points versus Class C State runner-up St. Francis on February 1. He also recorded highs of 12 rebounds, 9 assists and 9 steals this past season. He shot 51% from the floor, 34% from behind the arc and converted on 77% of his free throws.
Morrison, who was equally successful in the classroom with a 3.8 GPA, led his team to their first district title in 20 years during his junior campaign.
Morrison on why he chose Cornerstone:
"I chose Cornerstone because I felt like it was the best fit for me. The coaching staff is great, they have a very successful program with high character guys on the team, and academically they offer numerous majors that I'm interested in. It also will help me further my faith and will put me in a great position to succeed both on and off the court."
Coach Elders on Morrison:
"Luke is a very talented player who can play both the point guard and shooting guard positions. He has a very high basketball IQ. We really like the fact that he's a bigger sized guard at 6-3. He's a scorer who can rebound and also set up his teammates as well. We're very excited to have Luke in our program."