Morales Picks Boston University
Beaver Country Day's Anthony Morales made a verbal commitment to Boston University on Sunday night.
The six-foot-seven senior had a break-out spring and summer under head coach Doug Alves, demonstrating his unique combination of size and skill and resulting in multiple division I offers and culminating with a championship for the New England Rivals at the Hoop Group Summer Championships.
"I chose BU because I loved how enthusiastic Coach Jones was about me," Morales told NERR. "I also chose BU because being a city kid, I want to show other athletes that through hard work and dedication your dreams can become a reality. I want to be a role model for kids that don't have much growing up and I felt staying in Boston would give me the opportunity to be that role model. Ultimately, I want to start a trend that keeps Boston athletes in Boston to put college sports in Boston back on the map!"
Morales is a high-upside prospect who could just be scratching the surface of his potential given his size, length, fluidity, natural touch, playmaking ability off the dribble, and shooting potential. He'll need to continue to develop his motor, strength, and understanding of how to integrate his skills within the flow of offensive structure, but the sheer tools are all there.
He came into the spring without any offers but quickly started to make a name for himself with strong showings at the Northeast Hoops Festival, Super 16 Showcase, and Elite 75 College Showcase alike.
Here's a look back: