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  Thursday, July 7, 2005

UK center Morris' future takes shape
By Landry Fields

The href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> future href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> center href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Randolph href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Morris, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 6'10" href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Kentucky href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> freshman href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> not href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> selected href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> NBA href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Draft href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> night, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> slowly href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> coming href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> into href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> focus. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/>

A href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> statement href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> from href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> sports href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> agency href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> SFX, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> which href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> hosted href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> private href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> workout href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> attended href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> by href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Morris href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Chicago href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> June, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> released href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Louisville href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> newspaper href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Courier-Journal href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Wednesday, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> it href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> stated:

"Randolph href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> has href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> not href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> signed href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> SFX, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> has href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> maintained href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> eligibility href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> return href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Kentucky. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> He href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> considering href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> all href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> options href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> family. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> It href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> ultimately href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Randolph's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> family's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> decision href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> what href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> course href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> they href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> will href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> pursue, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> they href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> will href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> notify href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> everyone href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> when href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> they href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> make href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> decision."

Previously, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> there href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> had href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> been href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> conflicting href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> accounts href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Morris' href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> amateur href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> status href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> based href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> prior href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> press href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> releases href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> SFX href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> workout. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> This href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> new href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> information href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> coincides href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> first href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> public href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> comments href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> by href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> University href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Kentucky href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> head href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> coach href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Tubby href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Smith, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> who href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> acknowledged href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> several href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> beat href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> reporters href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Wednesday href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> would href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> meet href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Morris href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> family href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> within href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> next href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> week.

The href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> timetable href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> important, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> because href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Atlanta href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Hawks href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> -- href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Morris' href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> hometown href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> team href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> -- href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> issued href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> young href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> pivot href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> an href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> invitation href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> participate href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> their href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> summer-league href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> team href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> at href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Rocky href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Mountain href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Revue href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> beginning href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Monday, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> have href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> indicated href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> they href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> expect href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> him href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> attend. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Were href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Morris href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> participate href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> practices href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> or href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> games, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> regardless href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> any href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> pay href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> involved, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> would href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> forfeit href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> amateur href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> status.

Morris href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> family, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> including href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> father href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Ralph, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> have href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> had href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> little href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> contact href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Tubby href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Smith href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> since href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> faxing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> athletic href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> department href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Morris' href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> intention href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> test href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> draft href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> process. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Morris' href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> UK href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> teammates href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> have href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> been href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> equally href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> unable href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> confirm href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> or href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> deny href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> center's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> intentions.

But href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> based href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> current href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> reports href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> finally, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> some href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> news href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> from href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> both href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> sides href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> situation, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> it href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> appears href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Morris href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> advisors href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> have href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> at href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> least href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> begun href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> consider href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> option href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> returning href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> another href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> season href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Lexington. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Whether href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> coach href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Smith href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> equally href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> interested href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Morris' href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> unconditional href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> return href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> we'll href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> have href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> wait href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> find href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> out.

Were href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Morris href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> return, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> it href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> possible href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> would href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> face href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> similar href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> NCAA href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> sanctions href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> former href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Mississippi href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> State href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> big href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> man href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Lawrence href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Roberts, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> who href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> incurred href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> brief href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> suspension href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> working href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> out href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> teams href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> last href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> year href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> before href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> pulling href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> name href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> from href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> draft.

(Note: href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> The href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> author href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> referred href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> published href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> wire href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> reports href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> news href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> clips href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> this href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> piece.)

 
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