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October 6, 1988
Former Cal State Fullerton basketball player Richard Morton signed a 1-year nonguaranteed contract with the Indiana Pacers Wednesday, Morton's agent Jim Spellman said. Morton, a guard, averaged 22 points a game last season for the Titans, who finished 12-17. Morton will report today to the Pacers' veterans camp at Lafayette, La., Spellman said. Another former Fullerton player, forward Henry Turner, signed a 1-year contract with the Rochester Flyers of the Continental Basketball Assn.
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March 25, 1993 | SCOTT MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Morton has followed the bouncing ball through more countries than your average American Express card and to more out-of-the-way gymnasiums than a third-rate rock-and-roll band, and now his tour has led him to a league in which the employees sometimes even have a hard time keeping track of their teams. Welcome to the Rapid City (S.D.) Thrillers and the Continental Basketball Assn. "They play in Yakima on Wednesday night," the Thriller secretary says over the telephone. "Yakima, Texas."
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SPORTS
April 11, 1987
Junior guard Richard Morton, Cal State Fullerton's leading scorer and a second-team All-Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. selection, was presented with the most valuable player award by Titan Coach George McQuarn at the men's basketball awards dinner Friday night at Knott's Berry Farm. Junior forward Henry Turner received the "We Play Hard" trophy for his competitiveness and desire. Senior Herman Webster received the captain's award, and senior Alexander Hamilton the best defender award.
SPORTS
November 4, 1988 | CHRIS FOSTER
Richard Morton, a former Cal State Fullerton basketball player, survived the last day of cuts to make the Indiana Pacers' 12-man National Basketball Assn. roster. The Pacers placed guard John Long on injured reserve, leaving Morton as the team's fifth guard. Long will be out 5 to 7 games with a back injury. In the meantime, Morton will play behind Reggie Miller, Vern Fleming, Scott Skiles and Everette Stephens.
SPORTS
January 8, 1988 | STEVE LOWERY, Times Staff Writer
Richard Morton scored 38 points Thursday night. He scored on jumpers and leaners and delayed releases. He made shots from beyond the three-point line and he made them on Teflon smooth drives to the basket. He scored more points than any Cal State Fullerton player has scored in a Division I game, breaking the record of 36 set by Leon Wood in 1982. Richard Morton did all that and he lost. Fullerton dropped the Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. game to Irvine, 81-73.
SPORTS
November 4, 1988 | CHRIS FOSTER
Richard Morton, a former Cal State Fullerton basketball player, survived the last day of cuts to make the Indiana Pacers' 12-man National Basketball Assn. roster. The Pacers placed guard John Long on injured reserve, leaving Morton as the team's fifth guard. Long will be out 5 to 7 games with a back injury. In the meantime, Morton will play behind Reggie Miller, Vern Fleming, Scott Skiles and Everette Stephens.
SPORTS
March 3, 1988 | ROBYN NORWOOD, Times Staff Writer
When Richard Morton's college basketball career ends--possibly as soon as within a week--there will, of course, be some sadness. There probably also will be a measure of relief. It's not just that Cal State Fullerton has endured its first losing season since it went 4-23 in 1980-81, George McQuarn's first season as coach.
SPORTS
February 4, 1986 | JOHN WEYLER, Times Staff Writer
Before the season began, the coaches and the media figured Cal State Fullerton to be a middle-of-the-pack basketball team in the Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. But after the Titans had won five in a row to go 7-3, it looked as if they might make more of an impact in the conference. Then Kevin Henderson broke his foot, Richard Morton severely sprained his ankle and the promise turned to frustration.
SPORTS
March 25, 1993 | SCOTT MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Morton has followed the bouncing ball through more countries than your average American Express card and to more out-of-the-way gymnasiums than a third-rate rock-and-roll band, and now his tour has led him to a league in which the employees sometimes even have a hard time keeping track of their teams. Welcome to the Rapid City (S.D.) Thrillers and the Continental Basketball Assn. "They play in Yakima on Wednesday night," the Thriller secretary says over the telephone. "Yakima, Texas."
SPORTS
January 11, 1986 | JOHN WEYLER, Times Staff Writer
Jerry Tarkanian always has a lot of eyes rolling toward the ceiling when he takes the podium at the annual Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. media day and relates another sob story about his team's woes. But last November, the Nevada Las Vegas coach elicited mostly quizzical looks with this statement about Cal State Fullerton: "They have three great perimeter players. No one on the West Coast can match them on the perimeter."
SPORTS
October 6, 1988
Former Cal State Fullerton basketball player Richard Morton signed a 1-year nonguaranteed contract with the Indiana Pacers Wednesday, Morton's agent Jim Spellman said. Morton, a guard, averaged 22 points a game last season for the Titans, who finished 12-17. Morton will report today to the Pacers' veterans camp at Lafayette, La., Spellman said. Another former Fullerton player, forward Henry Turner, signed a 1-year contract with the Rochester Flyers of the Continental Basketball Assn.
SPORTS
March 3, 1988 | ROBYN NORWOOD, Times Staff Writer
When Richard Morton's college basketball career ends--possibly as soon as within a week--there will, of course, be some sadness. There probably also will be a measure of relief. It's not just that Cal State Fullerton has endured its first losing season since it went 4-23 in 1980-81, George McQuarn's first season as coach.
SPORTS
January 8, 1988 | STEVE LOWERY, Times Staff Writer
Richard Morton scored 38 points Thursday night. He scored on jumpers and leaners and delayed releases. He made shots from beyond the three-point line and he made them on Teflon smooth drives to the basket. He scored more points than any Cal State Fullerton player has scored in a Division I game, breaking the record of 36 set by Leon Wood in 1982. Richard Morton did all that and he lost. Fullerton dropped the Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. game to Irvine, 81-73.
SPORTS
April 11, 1987
Junior guard Richard Morton, Cal State Fullerton's leading scorer and a second-team All-Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. selection, was presented with the most valuable player award by Titan Coach George McQuarn at the men's basketball awards dinner Friday night at Knott's Berry Farm. Junior forward Henry Turner received the "We Play Hard" trophy for his competitiveness and desire. Senior Herman Webster received the captain's award, and senior Alexander Hamilton the best defender award.
SPORTS
February 4, 1986 | JOHN WEYLER, Times Staff Writer
Before the season began, the coaches and the media figured Cal State Fullerton to be a middle-of-the-pack basketball team in the Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. But after the Titans had won five in a row to go 7-3, it looked as if they might make more of an impact in the conference. Then Kevin Henderson broke his foot, Richard Morton severely sprained his ankle and the promise turned to frustration.
SPORTS
January 11, 1986 | JOHN WEYLER, Times Staff Writer
Jerry Tarkanian always has a lot of eyes rolling toward the ceiling when he takes the podium at the annual Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. media day and relates another sob story about his team's woes. But last November, the Nevada Las Vegas coach elicited mostly quizzical looks with this statement about Cal State Fullerton: "They have three great perimeter players. No one on the West Coast can match them on the perimeter."
SPORTS
November 4, 1988
Guard Richard Morton, a former Cal State Fullerton player, survived the last cuts to make the Indiana Pacers' roster; guard Scott Brooks, who played at UC Irvine, made the Philadelphia 76ers' roster, and guard Morlon Wiley from Cal State Long Beach was retained by the Dallas Mavericks.
SPORTS
March 3, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A Continental Basketball Assn. game between the Fargo Fever and Rapid City Thrillers in Fargo, N.D., was postponed when one of two vans carrying the Rapid City team was struck from behind by a car. Authorities said Richard Coffey, Ralph Lewis, Clinton Smith and Richard Morton of the Thrillers were hospitalized for treatment of minor injuries and released.
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