Pepperdine head coach Lorenzo Romar announced that Morris Jr. has joined Pepperdine staff. Morris Jr, is a excellent recruiter, and is great hire for Pepperdine. Press release here.
Ivan Alipiev | Loyola Marymount | 6-foot-8 | Shot-creator
The 18-year-old Alipiev shined as Bulgaria’s best player in Sofia, creating offense for both himself and his teammates. He’s a smooth ball handler who can operate at different speeds, pull up off the bounce or get into the lane for kickouts to open teammates. He’s still a streaky shooter (30.1 percent), but Alipiev improved in that area since last summer and should have a big freshman season at Loyola Marymount, where he committed after spurning interest from high-level prep schools and high-major colleges.
With average athleticism, Alipiev has to answer questions about his defense before he can be considered a sure NBA prospect, but he should be an instant-impact player in the West Coast Conference.
New Athletic athletic director, Craig Pintens, shares his vision for LMU here.
By Go-To Guy, LMU Lions Roar Contributor
Multiple sources are reporting that LMU has offered 6’5” Trevion Lamar a scholarship to play for the Lions next fall. The 215-pound Lamar, averaged 16.4 points, 7.9 rebounds while shooting 44% on FGs, 38% on 3s and 76% from the line. He also had 94 assists, 35 steals and 10 blocks for Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa. A freshman, Lamar was named First Team All-Region 2 and First Team All-OCAC. Continue reading
Arizona Compass Prep School is reporting that Both Gach, a long, athletic 6’6” combo guard, is currently on a recruiting visit to LMU. Gach, a 170-pound senior averaged almost 20 points per game for the Dragons. Continue reading