Cornell’s All-Time Leading Scorer Matt Morgan signs with Toronto Raptors

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ITHACA, N.Y. (CORNELL ATHLETICS) –

Matt Morgan ’19 has signed a contract with defending NBA Champion Toronto Raptors on Thursday. Per team policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed in the team’s official announcement.

Cornell’s all-time leading scorer, Morgan graduated with career records for points scored (2,333), scoring average (20.5 ppg.), field goals made (743), field goals attempted (1,580) and free throws made (513), season records for points scored (687 in 2018-19) and 3-pointers made per game (3.32 in 2018-19), and game records for 3-pointers in a game (9, twice).

In addition, he ranks in the top 10 in career 3-pointers made (second, 334), games started (second, 112), minutes played (third, 3,705), games played (third, 113), free-throw percentage (fourth, .834) and assists (eighth, 296) and just outside the top 10 in steals (12th, 126).

The four-time All-Ivy pick was a Lou Henson All-American as a junior, a two-time NBA Draft early entrant and the all-time leading freshman scorer in conference history. Morgan was an eight-time Ivy Player of the Week and a five-time conference rookie of the week pick.

The second leading scorer in Ivy League history with 2,333 points, he finished behind only Princeton’s Bill Bradley (2,503), becoming the sixth Ivy League and 574th Division I basketball player to surpass 2,000 career points. He compiled an 80-game streak of scoring in double figures – an Ivy record and the 12th-longest in NCAA history. Morgan was a two-time first-team and two-time second-team All-Ivy pick, joining Big Red greats Bob DeLuca, John Bajusz, Louis Dale, Ryan Wittman and Shonn Miller as the only players in school history to be named All-Ivy first team more than once.

Morgan played for the Raptors’ at NBA Summer League 2019 in Las Vegas, averaging 4.3 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists and 13.8 minutes per contest.

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