Morrison chosen as face of NCAA March Madness 07

Mustachioed marksman lands cover gig for upcoming collegiate hoops game from Electronic Arts.

AdMo ownz you at Xbox Live.

Adam Morrison was well-known for three things last year: being the best college basketball player in the country, crying on national television after his Gonzaga squad lost a heartbreaker, and his moustache. This year, he'll be known as one of the top NBA rookies, as a member of the Charlotte Bobcats, and the spokesperson for NCAA March Madness 07.

Electronic Arts today announced Morrison's mug, mustache and all, will be featured on the cover of the company's upcoming college basketball game, which was also officially announced today. NCAA March Madness 07 will be released on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 2 on January 16, 2007.

For those next-gen gamers who can't wait until the new year, EA will be releasing a demo of the game on November 14 over Xbox Live Marketplace featuring the number-one-ranked Florida Gators and the number-two Kansas Jayhawks.

Morrison, who also promotes NBA Live 07, led Division I scorers last year with 28.1 points per game and barely beat best friend and Halo 2 partner J.J. Redick for the scoring title. The two basketball buds will once again be in competition, as Redick earned honors to be the cover athlete for 2K Sports' College Hoops 2K7.

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34 comments
MountainDewHigh
MountainDewHigh

its november 14th and i cant find the demo in the marketplace

wiebs
wiebs

im loving the jake delhomme in the background. I might have to go to afew bobcat games this year. Morrison is the man.

DaRkSpEcTeR88
DaRkSpEcTeR88

I don't know man, with the mustache and the crying and all that, I don't know how great Morrison's image really is. But then again, EA is eccentric...

Riverwolf007
Riverwolf007

The NCAA making money hand over fist from student athletes, and them never seeing a penny from it is crap. Why dont they just use the actual names in the games andhold the money in a trust fund until they graduate then cut them in on some of the cash. It may not be alot of money or anything but something is better than the nothing that they get now. The cover athletes are going on to a professional career anyway so they are the only ones who don't actually need the NCAA's money for being on the cover, ironic don't you think? NCAA = Greedy Bastards

fingerpaint
fingerpaint

People wearing headsets to play video games make me laugh. Because of this I am laughing at Adam Morrison right now!

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

i want my fave to b e the face of ncaa

gcoomer
gcoomer

funny face...nice attempt to grow a mustache...lol

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

that would be kind of cool to be put on the cover of a game........ too bad the game is mostly the same as years past.....

Mr_Saturn26
Mr_Saturn26

why do i care about whos on the cover? well anyway, thats cool we got a cover now.

bjl8624
bjl8624

Superbrett.... you never saw Gonzaga play did you? you don't beat top 10 teams if your over rated. sure their conference sucks, but THEY are still unreal. And did you watch the Maui Tournament last year? they had 4 previous title winners in that turny... and Morrison won MVP, yeah, he's way over rated. and yeah, pethan... too bad he's not on the cover of a good game, like 2k7. :-P

nolliethebum
nolliethebum

There should have at least been some consideration for UCLA or Florida...then again, i'm a UCLA student and i'm biased...lol...I wanted Jordan Farmar on the cover of NCAA 07. Poop.

lazynerd
lazynerd

I think they picked Morrison because he represents a different kind of image than most other NBA players. Perhaps marketing thought that gamers can identify more with him. I too am from Spokane, WA and unlike the praises that Adam recieved from my fellow Spokanite, I've heard nothing but negativity about him off court. Seems to me to be a rather large dooshbag that doesn't deserve the attention he's recieved, nor this.

WESLY_SNYPES
WESLY_SNYPES

Superbrett Yeah when you take a scoring title of 28 points a game, play in the NBA, and have a good chance of being the Rookie of the Year then you can talk about someone being overrated. I would be crying too....crying at all the millions of dollars I would be making whether I won or lost a game in my future career...

TekkenMaster606
TekkenMaster606

This guy is a great NBA player. He will be a star. His offensive abilities are unbelievable. Good choice.

superbrett2000
superbrett2000

You have got to be kidding me. He was an over rated player that played on an over rated team that plays in a very weak conference. I still have fond memories of watching him cry like a baby when he lost in the NCAA tournament. He should be lucky he even got that far! If I get this game, the first thing I'll do is burn the cover.

wmc540
wmc540

Seymour47 you can't pick an player still in college due to NCAA rules.

xoverkillx
xoverkillx

No offense, but why did they pick him. I mean he is seriously one of the Worst Looking NbA players.

Seymour47
Seymour47

So, why is an NBA player the cover player for an NCAA game? Shouldn't they have picked someone in COLLEGE?

Pethan
Pethan

who really cares whos on the cover...this game will probably be like all of the other games on the 360 for ea sports...2nd best to 2k sports games

SnowflakePillow
SnowflakePillow

As a huge Adam Morrison fan from Spokane, WA, and a Gonzaga season ticket holder, I will probably get this game for this reason alone, though my love of college basketball will certainly help. Like him or not, he is certainly a flashy, well-known figure that is well suited to advertising. 2K didn't get the best player, but Reddick is probably the second most well known player that left college, so it's not a terrible choice. Though, I agree with Mattmarr that his NBA career will probably be poor and soon forgotten.

Canaduckhunt
Canaduckhunt

Very good call on EA's part! I've honestly hated Duke for a really long time and have been a Gonzaga fan since the days of Dan Dickau. But besides that, Adam Morrison is a high intensity player, a unique personality, and is identifiable. Also, he's actually a gamer! That said, we need to see Freeney on the cover of Madden if he turn's things around this season as he too is an avid gamer.

mattmarr
mattmarr

2K did a good job of picking Redick, and by good job I mean an absolutely terrible choice. Way to pick a completely overrated, one-dimensional player that won't be remembered by anyone outside of Dook.

christopherneal
christopherneal

kanoots- I believe his gamer tag is shown in the caption above. (AdMo) I like Adam and this is a good call. Passionate players are great for the game.

777rak
777rak

Yipee GO Bobcatas!!

MaChaorules
MaChaorules

omg they should put that pic of him crying on the cover

kanoots
kanoots

I wish that they would post his gamertag. I wanna own him, then tell him to shave it.

ocdog45
ocdog45

good choice, he was the best college player last year

Sherwinb
Sherwinb

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Sherwinb
Sherwinb

That 'stache needs to go though...

GMAN32X
GMAN32X

He definitely deserved to be on the cover. Truly an outstanding basketball player.