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Tue. February 28, 2012 | Joey Knight | Email

Terps' Morgan on brink of history

When Tampa Prep senior Devontae Morgan steps on The Lakeland Center court for tonight's Class 3A state semifinal, he'll insert himself into the pages of local history.

A Butler University signee, Morgan will become the first Hillsborough County player of the modern era -- and perhaps all time -- to play in four consecutive final fours. Former Terrapin Casey Sanders led Tampa Prep to three in a row from 1997-99.

The modern era commenced with the 1964 postseason, in which region semifinals and finals preceded the state semis. State championship games date to 1922.

Morgan's teams are 1-3 in three previous state tourney trips, but this year's club (29-1) prevailed in Region 2, widely deemed the toughest of the four 2A regions. With four Terrapins boasting double-figure scoring averages, it may be veteran coach Joe Fenlon's deepest team.




 

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