Herron’s Golden Ticket to Morton College

Kenny Wilkerson

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Successful people are not gifted, they just work and succeed on purpose. PMA Boys Varsity Basketball 4 year starter, senior Khalid Herron made the decision to sign and play basketball for Morton College on a full ride athletic scholarship. It is evident that Herron has worked very hard to receive this opportunity.

“I feel very comfortable because the culture fits me, the coaches love me, and they know how I play so it will work,” said Herron.

Morton College is a division 2 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) team. Herron will be studying criminal justice with a contingency plan of becoming a police officer if basketball doesn’t workout.  `

It’s a great move for him, I believe he’ll develop very well being under Coach Aaron Rolle, I know when he does what’s expected of him he’ll reach his potential sooner than anticipated,” said Phoenix Head Coach Lorenzo Donegan.

Morton’s coaches agree with Donnegan that Morton is the right place for Herron.           

“I think Khalid made a great choice on attending Morton College. Morton will allow him to grow and mature as a young man, in the classroom and as a basketball player. Khalid didn’t want to attend school far from home his first year of college so he’s accomplished that. He can still visit home and his relatives are able to attend his basketball games. I think Khalid will excel at Morton College as a freshman then move onto a university next year, where he’ll complete his education and basketball career,” said Assistant Coach Nhamil Dyson

“Well I feel he made a good choice! It’s a school that will I believe can help him reach his fullest potential. They return a good team but he has the to come in and play as a true freshman. It’s close to home so friends and family can see him play and support him and if he performs well he could possibly play there for only one year and could transfer to a 4 year university,” said Assistant Coach Christopher Lockhart.

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