ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (Jeep ELITE ProA) signed 32-year old American forward Raymar Morgan (202cm-100kg-88, college: Michigan State) for upcoming 2021-22 season. Morgan played last season at Pinar Karsiyaka in Turkish BSL league. In 34 games he was league’s third best scorer with impressive 15.5ppg and averaged 7.1rpg, 2.3apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. 2020-21 was a great season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Defensive Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and named to 1st Team. He also played 15 games in Basketball Champions League where he had very remarkable stats: 17.6ppg, 6.4rpg, 2.1apg and 1.0spg. Morgan contributed to his team making it to the Basketball Champions League final. 2020-21 was a great season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Basketball Champions League 1st Team.
The previous (19-20) season he played at Unics in Russian league. In 14 Eurocup games he recorded 11.3ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.1apg and 1.0spg. He also played 12 games in VTB United League where he got 13.4ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.0spg. Good season as he was named League Player of the Week.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Morgan is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (ratiopharm Ulm and BG Goettingen), Greece (Panathinaikos) and Israel (Maccabi Rishon and Netanya).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won German Bundesliga Regular Season in 2017. He was also selected Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Player of the Year back in 2017.
Morgan attended Michigan State until 2010 and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season as a professional player.
He could be described:
Versatile big man with great defensive skills and the ability to defend four positions .. Strong rebounder .. Great work ethic as he continues to improve his offensive game.