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Matthew Mors - F (2021)

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Rankings Rankings

24/7: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit 88 (#39 PF) Red_arrowdown_medium
Rivals: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit (#19 PF / #118 overall) Green_arrowup_medium
ESPN: 4-star recruit4-star recruit4-star recruit4-star recruit 80 (#24 PF)
Prep Hoops: #1 player in South Dakota in 2021

Last Updated: April 8, 2021
Previous Rankings: 3-star (0.9195, #27 PF/#149 overall/#1 SD) > 4-star (0.9434, #23 PF/#121 overall/#1 SD) > (0.9518, #24 PF/#123 overall/#1 SD) by 247Sports Composite; 3-star/89 (#164 overall > #34 PF/#144 overall) > 4-star/90 (#24/#104) > 3-star (NR PF) by 24/7; 3-star (#23 PF/#127 overall > #27/#119 > #27/#120 > NR) by Rivals
; 4-star/82 (#25 PF) > NR by ESPN

Rankings at time of commitment: 4-star (0.9552, #22 PF/#115 overall/#1 SD) by 247Sports Composite; 4-star by 24/7; 3-star by Rivals; NR by ESPN

Honors Honors

2021 Player of the Year - Class AA (SDBCA)
2021 First Team All-State - Class AA (SDBCA)
2020 Gatorade Player of the Year - South Dakota
2020 First Team All-State - Class AA (SDBCA)
2019 Gatorade Player of the Year - South Dakota
2019 First Team All-State - Class AA (SDBCA)
2018 First Team All-State - Class AA (SDBCA)
2017 Second Team All-State - Class AA (SDBCA)

Statistics Statistics

2020-21: 24.5 pp, 7.3 rpg, 3 apg | Senior (Yankton)
2019-20: 19.4 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 2.8 apg, 2.1 spg | Junior (Yankton)
2018-19: 23 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 4.2 apg, 2 spg | Sophomore (Yankton)
2017-18: 24.4 ppg, 6 rpg | Freshman (Yankton)
2016-17: 20.6 ppg, 4.8 rpg | 8th grade (Yankton)
2015-16: 7.7 ppg | 7th grade (Yankton)

Signed LOI Signed National Letter of Intent

Signed on November 10, 2020
Badgers add trio of four-star recruits on 2021 Signing Day (

Verbally committed on September 29, 2019
Four-star Mors commits to Wisconsin (Badger247)
South Dakota prep forward Matthew Mors commits to 2021 class (Wisconsin State Journal)
Yankton’s Mors Commits To Wisconsin (Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan)
2021 4-star PF Matthew Mors commits to Wisconsin (B5Q)

From time to time you hear about 8th graders playing up at the high school level (see: Jones, Tyus), but Matthew Mors has been playing varsity basketball since 7th grade! That is when Wisconsin first started paying attention to him. His notoriety grew when he led Yankton to a state AA title in South Dakota as a freshman. Mors was very impressive at UW’s advanced camp in the summer of 2018 and an offer from Greg Gard and the Badgers soon followed. He is already fourth on the Class AA all-time scoring list heading into his junior campaign.

Holding additional offers from Iowa, Iowa State, Nebraska, Creighton, Colorado, TCU and the Dakota schools, Mors was thought to be somewhat of a Badger lean early in his recruitment, but took his time. At 6’7” with an expanding floor game, Mors led Yankton to an impressive win over Minneapolis De La Salle as a sophomore. Now that his body is starting to mature, Mors was starting to draw interest from Purdue, Stanford, Texas Tech and ACC schools despite playing off the beaten path in high school and in the AAU realm. Mors continues to run with the South Dakota Attack squad, which steamrolled (4-0) through Madison during the Hard Work Live event last summer.

No one worked as hard to recruit Mors as Wisconsin’s staff, finding Mors on the AAU circuit wherever he went. As a result, none of the developing interest could match what UW was offering. With rumors mounting that Mors was all but committed, he followed the lead of Chucky Hepburn and closed out his recruitment in favor of the Badgers shortly after their official visit together for the Northwestern football game.

Offered on August 20, 2018

Press Clippings Recent Press

4/7: Mors leads Class AA all-state team (Huron Plainsman)
1/27: Mors Has Made Quite An Impact On Class AA Basketball (Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan)

5/24: Badgers basketball recruit Matthew Mors has history of achieving his dreams (Wisconsin State Journal)
4/3: ‘A crazy year’: Despite injury and illness, Yankton’s Matthew Mors seized the moment (Argus Leader)
2/12: Matthew Mors: Wisconsin commit, Yankton star takes shot at history Friday night (Argus Leader)

9/30: UW men’s basketball staff scores recruiting victories with a pair of commitments for 2021 class (Journal Sentinel)
9/29: Mors ready to call Wisconsin home (Badger247)
6/19: On the trail: Star recruit Matthew Mors enjoying busy, busy summer (Argus Leader)
3/16: Revisiting O’Gorman-Yankton, looking ahead to OG-Brandon Valley (Argus Leader)

12/29: With DeLaSalle upset, Yankton boys confirm status as state’s best (Argus Leader)
12/28: Basketball Roundup: Bucks Stay Undefeated With Rout Of Dominican (Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan)
12/26: Matthew Mors handles the spotlight without a hitch (Argus Leader)
8/21: Wisconsin Pulls The Trigger On Mors (Badger247)
6/25: 247Sports’ Evan Flood breaks down Matthew Mors’ big weekend in Wisconsin (Argus Leader)
4/5: Hometown hero: Yankton freshman Matthew Mors shined on biggest stage (Argus Leader)

Multimedia Audio / Video

News Feature: Building a Legacy - SDPB Sports (2/3/21)
Highlights: Matthew Mors - 2021 forward - Wisconsin’s team camp (6/16/19)
Highlights: Prep Hoops Hard Work Live Highlights (4/29/19)
Interview: Interview: Matthew Mors 2021 South Dakota Attack (4/27/19)
Highlights: Matthew Mors Las Vegas Classic Highlights (7/21/18)

More Info Additional Info

2019-20 Schedule | Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Twitter: @matthew_mors