Morrison will be taking classes at Gonzaga University, thereby classifying him as a “student assistant.”
Garry Parrish, a college basketball writer for CBSSPorts.com, broke the news with a little bit of suspense.
— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) July 25, 2013
The former national player of the year played three seasons at Gonzaga, excelling in his junior season when he averaged 28.1 ppg and 5.5 rpg.
Morrison was drafted 3rd overall in the 2006 NBA draft by the Charlotte Bobcats. His NBA career got off to an inauspicious start during his rookie year, shooting 37.6% from the field and lagging behind on the defensive end. Then, during the pre-season in his sophomore season, Morrison tore his ACL.
Morrison eventually was traded to the Lakers and won two championship rings, but never found a sticking point in the league.
But given his ties to Gonzaga and his invaluable experiences on the Lakers, this figures to be a great opportunity for Morrison.