Houston County’s TJ Morgan commits to Middle Georgia State University

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WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – On April 9th, Houston County senior guard TJ Morgan announced on social media that he had received his very first offer to play college basketball. The offer was from Middle Georgia State University.

He couldn’t believe it, especially after injuring his knee mid-season. But he didn’t throw in the towel, nor did he give up.

A little over a week later, TJ officially committed to the same school that offered him a basketball scholarship – Middle Georgia State.

TJ’s a crafty lefty who can create his own shot and get others involved. He’s a natural born leader who isn’t scared to lead by example on and off the court.

TJ averaged 12 points, 5 steals and 3 dimes last season. He helped lead the Bears to the Sweet 16, as well as their first-ever Bear Brawl and region championship.

Here’s TJ on why he committed to Middle Georgia State.

TJ MORGAN SPEAKS

“Well, I went on a visit yesterday with coach Moe, and he just showed me around the campus. He showed me the locker room, the gym, the weight room, the dorms – everything. And I just loved the campus.

“Me and my family loved the campus. I loved everything about it, so I just committed right on the spot.”

TJ also talked about his expectations for next season.

“My expectations are pretty high for next season. I know what I bring to the table. And I know what coach has. I know his mindset towards the game, and I think my abilities and his mindset towards the game are going to mix pretty well.

“I’m excited about being far from home, but close to home at the same time. Close enough to where I can still come and see my family. Come and see my little brother play basketball too, so it’s just all good for me. I just love it. I love the situation.”

 

 

 

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Montezz Allen joined 41NBC as a sports reporter in 2019. He was born and raised on the West Side of Detroit, Michigan, but spent seven years in Chicago, Illinois. While there, he worked as a Sports Anchor at NCTV17, a Sports/News Reporter at Urban Broadcast Media and an Assistant Producer at WBBM-AM Newsradio — the No. 1-ranked news radio station in Chicago. He also made frequent guest appearances on WCIU's "The Jam" and The D & Davis Sports Radio Show at "670 The Score." He graduated from Oakland University — located in Rochester, Mich. — where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism in 2012 and then earned a Master of Arts from DePaul University in Chicago in 2014. He's the first person out of his immediate family to achieve the feat of earning a college degree — let alone two of them. He's extremely proud of that. Tezz has a strong love for the game of basketball. He played most of his life. It's his passion. He admits that he's a Kobe Bryant fan and believes the "Black Mamba" is the second greatest player of ALL TIME, hands down. In his spare time, Montezz loves to workout, travel, shop for the latest fashion and spend time with his family. Tezz is excited to be in Middle Georgia, and is looking to tell the best sports stories he possibly can. Don't hesitate to hit him up at mallen@41nbc.com.