George E. Morgan

About This Inductee

George graduated in 1954 from Plymouth High School, earning two varsity letters in basketball and four in varsity track. In 1953-1954 the basketball team won the Wyoming Valley League and District 2 championships; he was selected first team All-Scholastic. George attended Potomac State Junior College, West Virginia, transferring to Wilkes, playing basketball there three years. In 1955-1956 he averaged 15 points per game. In 1956-1957 he averaged 25.7 points per game, 16 rebounds per game; chosen Player of the Year; selected honorable mention All-State; named to NAIA’s Little All-American Team. His 25.7 points per game ranked him ninth nationally and 56 shooting percentage ranked him fourth nationally by the NCAA. In 1957-1958 he averaged 23.5 points per game, selected first team Northern Division MAC, honorable mention All-State, Player of the Year at Wilkes. Season records of 25.7 points per game, 16 rebounds per game, single game rebounds of 25, and career points per game (21.0) still stand at Wilkes. Overall record at Wilkes was 37-29 compiled against many Division I and II teams. George received a letter of inquiry from the St. Louis Hawks. Participation in post-season YMCA tournaments resulted in 2 championships and selection to All-Star teams and MVP honors. In 1962 George was selected Outstanding Colonel Cager of the Fifties and inducted into Wilkes Hall of Fame in 1997. At Plymouth High School he served as assistant coach in three sports, basketball (1963-1965), football (1964-1966), and track (1966). George resides in Shavertown with his wife, Dorothy. They have two married daughters, three grandchildren: C.J., the son of Terri and Chris Kosakowski, Morgan Kay and Nico Donato, the children of Michelle and Dr. Michael Palermo.