About Wesley Morton:
Hello and thanks for visiting Soaring Down South.
My name is Wesley Morton and I am currently a third year student at Georgia Tech. Born and raised in Atlanta, I’ve always loved basketball and my childhood memories are littered with pickup games in my driveway with friends. Like most, I had big dreams of making it to the NBA until I got cut from the 9th grade team. There would be no Michael Jordan-like story for me.
My initial basketball excitement was watching Jarrett Jack and Will Bynum lead the Yellow Jackets in a series of thrilling games through the NCAA tournament to the championship game back in 2004. From this event, I found my newfound interest in watching basketball. I tried to watch as many Georgia Tech basketball games, something I continue to do, and soon became a big fan of the NBA. Of course, the Hawks were historically bad at this time and I couldn’t manage to watch many games, but I still read the AJC everyday to find out about the newest Hawks news. I vividly remember the events leading up to the 2005 NBA Draft, for example, being a huge fan of Chris Paul at Wake Forest, something I still am today, especially about his desire to play in Atlanta. We all know how that story ended.
Still, I was an eager fan of the NBA and by extension a fan of the hometown team. After a couple of seasons of improvement, the selection in 2007 of Al Horford, another guy I loved watching when he was in college at Florida, really excited me for the future of the franchise. From then on, I’ve tried to watch as many Hawks games as I can, getting my family to take me to Philips once in a while. Recently, I’ve written a couple of pieces about the Hawks on BleacherReport and I frequent various Hawks blogs such as Peachtree Hoops
Aside from my love of the Hawks and the NBA as a whole, I am also a big Braves and Falcons fan, but in my mind, my Hawks fandom comes first. I’m also a big Hip Hop fan, especially of underground and independent groups and artists. My major in college is Electrical Engineering at Georgia Tech in and effort to be an Audio Engineer in the future. I am happy to be a part of this blogging team and hope to contribute to the blog in whatever capacity.
You can follow me on Twitter at @indierapfan, my more personal account, and @SDSWes, my newer blog related account I just started. Thanks for reading and I hope you continue to visit Soaring Down South!