Cornell graduate Matt Morgan announced on Twitter Friday that he signed with the Toronto Raptors to play in the NBA Summer League after going undrafted in the NBA Draft:
— M A T T M O R G A N (@TheRealMM10) June 21, 2019
“To be able to go back and prove that I’ve gotten better with time, to be able to go out in the Summer League and actually play for a team that just came off of an NBA championship, is surreal,” Morgan told Ithaca.com.
The list of squads interested in Morgan after the draft included the Charlotte Hornets, Indiana Pacers, Dallas Mavericks, Milwaukee Bucks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Cleveland Cavaliers and the Raptors, according to the Independent Tribune, which noted that Morgan will work out at home in North Carolina before reporting for Summer League.
“You’ve got to take advantage of the opportunity, whether it’s a few minutes in a game or more than that,” Morgan told the Independent Tribune. “When you’ve got a chance to make an impact, you’ve got to use that time and play to the best of your abilities, do what you’re supposed to do, do what’s asked of you. But at the same time, I’ve got to go out and be who I am and do what I know how to do best, and that’s be a professional off the court. I feel like it’s a job interview from the time that you get there to the time summer league ends.”
The Raptors begin Summer League play in Las Vegas on July 5.
Morgan finished as the Ivy League’s second all-time leader after four years at Cornell.
Miye Oni became the first Ivy player selected in the NBA Draft since 1995, and Devin Cannady announced prior to Morgan’s announcement that he was headed for the Thunder.