Basketball: Elks’ Morrell to play at Northwestern of St. Paul

Porter Morrell, two-time MVP of the Elk River basketball team, has committed to Northwestern University of St. Paul.

Porter Morrell

Porter Morrell

The 6-2 point guard averaged 18.5 points and 4.8 assists as a senior and shot 42.6 percent on 3-pointers for a 20-9 Elk team. He was selected for the state all-star games.

Morrell said he felt comfortable with Northwestern coach Tim Grosz and the Eagles’ team-oriented style of play.

“Also, the opportunity to have a good chance to play right away,”  added Morrell. “And the Christian atmosphere that I’m going to be surrounded by.”

Northwestern, located in Roseville, had a 21-7 record last year. Currently called Northwestern College, it will switch to university status next year.

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