Murray State Evaluates 2016 Wing
Tuesday MSU Assistant Coach Tim Kaine swooped down to Fort Lauderdale, Florida to watch senior wing Brian Patrick’s playoff game.
In the last month Murray State has been making some curious travel plans.
MSU coaches have three players signed to their Class of 2016, seemingly a full class considering the three outgoing seniors (Langston, Moss, and Gilmore). Thirteen is the scholarship cap, but MSU is not done. They are still hunting for another player, perhaps as the program anticipates a transfer leaving town in a couple months.
Only Youngstown State has officially hosted Brian Patrick already. He intends to make several more official visits before deciding.
“Youngstown came down,” said Patrick. “Jacksonville came down. Kansas State. Murray State came a lot of times. They came to my last game that I just played.”
Kansas State Assistant Coach Chester Frazier evaluated Patrick earlier this winter. Patrick’s season is over, so he is now waiting to see which offers come his way. He currently has offers from Charleston Southern, Youngstown State, and Bethune-Cookman.
Of all the schools talking with Patrick, Murray State is the school he most wants to visit. If must be said official visits can only take place after a college has offered a full scholarship. Right now MSU has not offered Brian Patrick.
North Florida, Bowling Green, FAMU, and Kennesaw State are also interested.
Remaining 2016 Targets
The Racers are also taking a flier on Valporaiso-decommit Zion Morgan (Illinois). Morgan is a lithe, slippery combo guard. He can run an offense or operate off the ball. In the OVC he would be impossible to control. Morgan’s foot speed with the basketball is elite.
Wright State and Duquesne are other programs that considered or are considering Morgan.
Murray State has joined the hunt on Nate Johnson, another Floridian. Johnson, like Morgan and Patrick plays off the ball most of the time.
Marcus Burk of Franklin Central High School was also recently evaluated by Murray State. Burk competed on the AAU circuit with the Indiana Legends. Binghampton and Campbell both made the jaunt to see the unsigned senior.
Terrell Miller visited Murray State December 17th according to fan website, Racerfans.com. Unlike the other targets Miller is a frontcourt option. He weighs over 230 pounds and will hammer the defensive glass.
Considering the excellent 2016 class already signed up, Murray State has some nice options for a fourth scholarship.