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Edmond Memorial's Shaquille Morris realizes his potential as a senior

BIG ALL-CITY BOYS BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR — Wichita State signee Shaquille Morris transformed from a big, strong, athletic kid who might be good, to a 6-foot-7, 260-pound freight train on the basketball court.
by Scott Wright Published: April 7, 2013
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photo - Shaquille Morris, Edmond Memorial. PHOTO BY BRYAN TERRY, THE OKLAHOMAN
Shaquille Morris, Edmond Memorial. PHOTO BY BRYAN TERRY, THE OKLAHOMAN

“His mental edge got so much stronger,” Woodard said. “He just improved so much. It was really great to watch him progress like that.

“But really, it was all mental. He always had the game. He was always dunking on people. He just took it to a new level when it came to rebounding, blocking shots, controlling the paint. He's one of the biggest reasons why we won.”

Morris, who signed with Wichita State in November, had to deal with some pressure, too. There were high expectations for him individually and the Bulldogs as a team. And he heard the outsiders talking him down after he transferred from Santa Fe before his senior year.

“People were saying this and that,” Morris said. “But that didn't bother me at all. I knew I had to come out and work for the team. I just did what I had to do, and I'm glad we came out on top.”

by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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