Morales '15 Signs First Pro Contract in Spain's EBA
Erin Herbert

Former Cardinal Gibbons point guard José Morales signed his first professional contract to play in the Liga Española de Baloncesto Aficionado (EBA) in Spain for the 2020-2021 season. 

As a junior at Cardinal Gibbons, Morales was a first-team All-Broward selection, averaging 16.2 points, 9.6 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game. He was named the most valuable player of the Kreul holiday tournament and the Broward County Athletic Association Big 8 tournament and led his team to a district championship, posting 22 points and 12 assists in the district finals. 

During his senior season, Morales was a member of Cardinal Gibbons' first-ever boys' basketball state champion team. He added 13 points to the Chiefs' 74-58 win over Tallahassee Rickards for the Class 5A state title. That year Morales was named to the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches and Source Hoops Class 5A all-state first team and earned Sun Sentinel first-team All-county honors.  

After receiving numerous offers from Division I basketball programs, Morales verbally committed to Princeton in September of 2014 and went on to spend a postgraduate year at the Hun School in Princeton. 

Morales started his career at Princeton in 2016, playing in 16 games his first season. Though he saw limited court time throughout his first two seasons with the Tigers, Morales went on to establish himself as a dominant DI guard. In his final season at Princeton, Morales played in all 27 games, shot .479 from the field and ad 45 assists to 24 turnovers on the season, while helping the Tigers to key victories over Ivy League rivals including U Penn. 

Morales graduated from Princeton in spring 2020 with an undergraduate degree in psychology, before signing with the EBA.