UFV adds young gun to veteran-laden roster

Mission high school's Luke Morris is the newest member of the University of the Fraser Valley men's basketball team.

UFV's newest basketball recruit

UFV's newest basketball recruit

The University of the Fraser Valley Cascades have added a top recruit for the 2012-13 season, adding BC AA provincial champion and tournament MVP Luke Morris.

UFV head coach Barnaby Craddock announced the signing of the Mission high school grad on Tuesday.

The six foot five forward averaged 22 points per game in his senior year, pulling down 10 rebounds per game.

“Luke has the ability to stuff the stat sheet and do a little bit of everything on the court. He handles the ball well, rebounds, shoots, passes and also can go inside and score near the basket,” Craddock said. “Luke has been in many big games throughout his high school career, and by leading his team to the provincial title he showed he has the winning mentality to contribute in big games at the CIS level”.

Morris joins Max Neuman and Rav Dhaliwal as recruits committing to UFV in the past several weeks.

The Cascades are the defending Canada West silver medalists. UFV participated in the CIS Final 8 national championship tournament in Halifax, Nova Scotia, finishing fourth in Canada.

“I’m extremely excited to be given the opportunity to play at the next level for Coach Craddock and one of the best basketball programs in the country,” Morris said. “I’ve watched UFV play many times over the last few years and I love how they compete and play as a team.”