June 10, 2014 at 7:21 pm

Ex-Michigan center Jordan Morgan works out with Cavaliers as he chases NBA dream

Jordan Morgan, a 6-foot-8 center who finished his college career after U-M's loss in the Elite Eight to Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament, is working out with NBA teams and looking to continue his basketball career. (John T. Greilick / Detroit News)

Even after earning a masterís degree in engineering from Michigan, Jordan Morgan isnít quite ready to give up on basketball.

Morgan, a 6-foot-8 center who finished his college career after U-Mís loss in the Elite Eight to Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament, is working out with NBA teams and looking to continue his basketball career.

On Monday, Morgan said had a workout with the Cleveland Cavaliers and is looking to schedule more workouts in the coming weeks before the NBA draft on June 26. Later Monday, he was inducted into the Detroit Catholic League Athlete Hall of Fame, an homage to his career at U-D Jesuit from 2006-09.

In his four seasons, Morgan helped the Wolverines win two Big Ten regular-season titles, a spot in the Big Ten Tournament final and in the national title game, along with four appearances in the NCAA Tournament.

Morgan, who could play power forward in the NBA, is represented by the Montgomery Sports Group. He was mainly a role player at U-M and is looking to impress an NBA team enough to get on a summer-league roster to get more exposure and continue to prove his doubters wrong.

ďIím very confident. People told me I wouldnít play at Michigan,Ē Morgan said recently. ďBefore this year, I wasnít playing. I always wanted to play basketball; Iíve been dedicating my whole life to basketball. I donít think itís a safe assumption that because I studied something thatís not very common to say that I donít have a basketball future.Ē

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