Konrod Morris, a native of Kingston, Jamaica, has decided to continue his education and his basketball career at Mount Vernon Nazarene College, an NAIA Division II school in Mount Vernon, Ohio.
Morris, a 6-foot-3 forward, averaged 23.0 points and 9.3 rebounds per game during his senior year at Wolmers Boys High School. He set the single game scoring record with 40 points and also posted the best single-season average at 23.0 points per game.
In addition, Morris averaged a team-high 31.5 points per game as a member of the Jamaican Under 21 National Team. He scored 662 points over 21 games and also grabbed 205 rebounds to go along with 28 blocked shots and 40 steals.
"Konrod has a great amount of potential," said MVNC head coach Scott Flemming, who has posted a 166-123 record in nine seasons with the Cougars. "He has been very dedicated to improving his skills over the last several years. He has not had the advantage of a great amount of formal coaching, so it may be an adjustment to our system and style of play."
"Konrod is very athletic and can score slashing to the basket or shooting a perimeter shot," Flemming added. "He is a very likeable young man, and our players really connected with him when he visited our campus. He has a real desire to attend a Christian college, and I believe that MVNC is a good fit for him."
"MVNC looks not only to address the academic, but also the spiritual side of every one of their students," said Morris as to why he chose to attend MVNC. "This, along with their open-heartedness, has pushed me over the top and has me really wanting to be there."
The Cougars finished the 1998-1999 season with a 26-7 overall record. MVNC also won the American Mideast Conference Tournament for the first time and advanced to the NAIA Division II National Tournament for the second consecutive year. The team has also posted three consecutive 20-plus win seasons for the first time in school history.