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Jesse Morgan

  • Player
  • Seasons: 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13
  • Number: 5
  • Position: G
  • Height: 6' 5“
  • Weight: 190 lbs.
  • Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
  • High School: Olney H.S.
  • Prep School: South Kent (CT)
  • Transfer From: none
  • Birthdate: March 14, 1991

At UMass

  • Was “forced to withdraw” from UMass in Spring 2013.1)2)

2012-13 Junior year

Roster photo 2012-13

  • Season shortened with a torn ACL during the game at St. Louis (1/10), in which he played just 5 minutes.
  • Averaged 13.4 points per game. Would have been 14.5 ppg if not for the short stint at St. Louis.
  • Scored in double-figures in 10 of his 14 games played.
  • Right knee reevaluated and diagnosed as a torn ACL, ending Morgan's season. (1/15/2013)3)4)5)
  • Sustained what looked to be a severe knee injury in the game at St. Louis (1/10). Was later diagnosed as a sprain, and his status was classified as day-to-day.6)
  • Scored 12 points and dished a season-high 5 assists in the win at Miami (OH) (1/2).
  • Scored 15 points and rebounded 6 in the win over East Carolina (12/22).
  • Career game versus Ohio (12/19). In a 6:22 stretch in the first half, Morgan scored 22 points. 24 points in the first half set a new Mullins Center record for points in a half. Finished with 35 (career high) in the game.
  • Played 31 minutes but held to 1-9 shooting, and 3 points, versus Elon (12/15).
  • Scored 18 on 7-14 FG shooting, and rebounded 6, in the win at Northeastern (12/4).
  • Held to just 4-15 FG shooting, and 9 points overall, in the game at Siena (11/28).
  • Over first four games, led team in scoring in each game. Averaged 17.5 points per game.
  • Came off the bench for the season's first three games. Returned to the starting lineup in game 4 against Tennessee (11/18), and started all other games he played in.
  • Scored 18 points in the Puerto Rico games against Providence (11/15) and Tennessee (11/18).
  • Started season well with 19 points versus Harvard (11/13).
  • Suspended for AIC exhibition game, violation of team rules. Back at practice soon after.7)
  • Practiced with team in September. Expects to be ready for season opener.8)9)10)
  • Broke right wrist on July 16.11)12)

Game-by-game stats

2011-12 Sophomore year

Roster photo 2011-12

Game-by-game stats

2010-11 Freshman year

Roster photo 2010-11

  • Became eligible to practice with the team on Dec. 19 after sitting out due to NCAA qualification requirements. Will have 3.5 semesters to play at UMass.
  • Played in 12 games with 4.4 points per game in 10.8 minutes per game.
  • Attempted 11 field goals, scored four points in A-10 Tournament loss to Dayton (3/8).
  • After not playing vs. Temple (3/2), came off bench to score eight points at Fordham (3/5) in 17 minutes.
  • In first college game in hometown of Philadelphia at La Salle (2/27), had eight points on two 3-pointers.
  • In two games (2/16-19), 10.0 points/game in 17.0 minutes of action after five games of not playing.
  • Canned a key 3-pointer as part of six points at Rhode Island (2/19), also grabbed six rebounds.
  • Best game of career against Duquesne (2/16) with 14 points (5-of-11 FGs) in 18 minutes.
  • Did not play for five games from Jan. 26-Feb. 13.
  • Played final minute at Charlotte (1/19) and had monster slam dunk.
  • Best game to date at Central Connecticut (1/3), netted five points including 3-pointer in 12 minutes.
  • College debut vs. #24 UCF (12/22), tallied a free throw in four minutes.

Video: Interview from UMass Athletics
Video: Bio from UMass Athletics


  • Dynamic shooter and scorer, who became eligible to play for the Minutemen after the first semester 2010-11.
  • Came to UMass in winter of 2009-10 after fall semester.
  • Originally signed an NLI at Seton Hall15), but did not qualify academically and never played for the Pirates.16)
  • Can play all three guard positions.
  • Nicknamed “Takeover” for his ability to takeover games.


Current stats available from UMass or StatSheet

Total 3-Pointers Rebounds

Expanded stats from StatSheet

Career Highs

Points35 - vs Ohio (12/19/2012)
Field Goals12 - vs Ohio (12/19/2012)
Field Goals Att.19 - at Temple (2/29/2012)
3-Point FG7 - vs Ohio (12/19/2012)
3-Point FG Att.10 - 5 times, last at Miami (OH) (1/2/2013)
Free Throws8 - at La Salle (1/8/2012)
Free Throw Att.11 - at La Salle (1/8/2012)
Rebounds7 - 3 times, last vs Harvard (11/13/2012)
Assists9 - vs Towson (11/30/2011)
Blocks2 - at Mississippi State (3/13/2012)
Steals5 - vs Elon (11/11/2011)
Minutes45 - at Mississippi State (3/13/2012)


  • Attending Temple in 2013-14, but not playing due to NCAA rules. Was ruled eligible to join the team after the fall semester of the 2014-15 season.17)18)19)20)


Prep School / High School

  • First Team All-City selection at Olney High School in his native Philadelphia
  • He averaged 28 points per game, the third-best total among city-league players, and led the Trojans to a 19-3 record
  • Had a brief stay at South Kent Prep in Connecticut before college


  • Jesse V. Morgan
  • Born March 14, 1991 in Philadelphia
  • Mother: Earlene Morgan
  • Major: Letters & Sciences
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