Grand Blanc’s K’Len Morris has seen his share of downs in his college basketball career. He started off at Michigan, was injured as a freshman limiting him to only a handful of games, then transferred to Grand Valley State after Tommy Amaker was fired.
But his career has never really got going at GVSU because of two knee injuries. He’s finally healthy, however, and poised to have a big year as a senior. Morris told the Grand Valley Lanthorn, the school’s student newspaper, that he thinks GVSU is deep and talented this season:
“This is the best that I’ve felt since being here, and I want to push myself and my teammates so we can be as successful as possible,” Morris said. “We’re so deep, and that will help us succeed as a team, but individually my goal is to come in a play my game every day and push my teammates.”
GVSU coach Ric Wesley has been impressed by the character Morris has displayed while fighting back from serious injuries:
“He hasn’t ever really played a healthy season in his college career,” Wesley said. “His hard work to get healthy says a lot about his resiliency. He has dealt with some pretty major injuries, it shows to his desire and commitment and we’re hoping it pays off big this year.”
Grand Valley was 22-9 last season and made the NCAA Division II tournament. They are continually one of the top D-II programs in the country.
(Photo: Grand Valley Lanthorn)
– Patrick Hayes