Hello MGoBlog community!
I know we have some outstanding citizens and philanthropists in this wonderful online community, and I have a favor to ask of you that can make a huge difference. If you missed the event kickoff, this is a great way to get involved with the Jordan Morgan Foundation:
Will you consider a donation to help kickstart Jordan's philanthropic desires to make Detroit a great place to live, work, study, and play? A donation/gift is tax-deductible and will support youth in Detroit to overcome any barriers from academics to athletics to achieve their dreams. As a fellow U of D Jesuit (Men for Others!) high school graduate who graduated with Jordan, I felt a great desire to get involved and spread the word on social media. Please donate to my CrowdRise page at the link below and thank you for all you do for the Maize and Blue!:
More information about the foundation, mission, and initiative:
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My brother is working with Jordan Morgan to get his foundation off the ground. Tonight is their kick off reception at the Jolly Pumpkin in Detroit. As part of that they are having an auction of some cool Michigan and Detroit memorabilia. The auction is available online and at the event. Links to everything are below. It should be a fun time for a good cause.
Congrats to Jordan Morgan for signing to play pro ball in Italy with Virtus Roma (Italian-language press release). Even from the Google translation, I think the gist of the following comes through:
This comment gm Nicola Alberani: "Morgan is a solid player, and square. We give substance into the area and depth in attack. He comes from a background of basketball very high, in fact of three of his college classmates were selected to the NBA Draft this year. For a number of factors that I have not had the exposure it deserves, because it is a team player willing to sacrifice. It has important human qualities and not surprisingly he was captain at Michigan University."
And here's what Morgan had to say (roughly translated):
These are the first words of Morgan as a player of Virtus: "I'm lucky to start my career as a professional team with a historic and prestigious as Virtus, in a lovely city like Rome. I'm excited for the team we're putting together, I can not wait to meet my new teammates and to take the field."
His teammates will include Iowa State grad Melvin Ejim, who just signed with Virtus Roma a few days ago; former Syracuse player Brandon Triche, who signed with the team last week; former Louisiana Tech player Kyle Gibson; and point guard Perry Petty.
According to MLive, JMo is working out with the Cavaliers, Timberwolves, and Bulls this week and next. He's shooting for a summer league tryout or maybe going to head to Europe to play for a bit before pursuing an engineering career.
All the best to him. Morgan is an exemplary alum, and I hope he gets on a team and succeeds.
(I didn't see this posted, let me know if it's old news).
The Detroit News has a brief interview with JMo after he threw out the first pitch at the Tigers game last night. He says there is some interest from NBA teams and he hopes to get some workouts. He feels confident he can play in the NBA because people told him he'd never play at Michigan.
He said he didn't want to get flashy and he played the Denard video a lot prior to the game. He didn't want a repeat.
Wish him the best with his NBA prusuit. I'm sure he will do well in Europe if that doesn't work out.
I will embed the video below.