Edward Morrow's first varsity game this season wasn't anything special, although he said he was happy to play the "garbage minutes" in Simeon's Chicago Elite Classic victory Dec. 1.
Ten games later, the 6-foot-7 sophomore forward has become one of Simeon's most reliable options off the bench. After scoring 10 points and coming up with three blocks in the Wolverines' loss to Montverde (Fla.) on Saturday, the son of two former Nebraska athletes took some time to talk about himself.
What's something your parents taught you about basketball?
My dad taught me the physical part, because he was a football player as well as a basketball player. My mom, she was basically just focused on skill development. But he was more of a tough person, so I wanted to keep up with him.
Best advice you've received?
To stay focused in class. My parents told me that. Right now it's going great. If I don't do well in class, I can't play basketball and it's possible I can't get a scholarship.
How's the recruiting process been for you so far?
It's nothing for me because I'm not really involved because of the fact that my parents are speaking for me right now. I don't have much say in it now, but when it comes down to it, it's my decision.
Any schools you've already been thinking about?
Movie: Austin Powers.
TV show: SpongeBob.
Book: "To Kill a Mockingbird."
Team: Miami Heat.
Music: R&B, hip hop.
I'd like to be involved in carpentry. I'm doing it at Simeon. It's a great program. I haven't built anything because I'm in the starting class. But the seniors build miniature houses and garages.
What's the best thing you do on the court?
We've talked about how you're always one of the first players up and down the court during sprints. Why is that?
My whole thing is if I'm first down the court, it gives my team the opportunity to score, if they see me. Most of the time, I'm always down there. I motivated myself because I know these guys are more skilled, so if I can get down the court first, I can score for us.
What do you need to improve on?
If you weren't playing basketball right now, what would you be doing?
I would be playing football or baseball.
Any hobbies outside of basketball?
Not now, but I used to. Growing up, I didn't live in Chicago. I lived in Lincoln, Neb. It was a lot of outdoor stuff, so we used to find snakes and rocks, play with the rabbits and stuff. It was more wildlife outside than in Chicago.