In 2003, he was inducted into the Volleyball Hall of Fame in Holyoke, Massachusetts. In 1966 Morita enrolled to the Nippon Physical Education University. The team was reorganized in 1966, and became much stronger within a few years, winning two in 1968 and 1972.
Morita was a key frontline blocker, who had fast reflexes and good lateral movement, but he could also attack from the back row.
He had a nickname "machine gun" because he could launch a split-second spiking attack with the setter. Morita was also known for a few other trademark attacking combinations.
After retiring from competitions Morita was appointed as professor at the Japanese Sports and Science University. He was selected as one of the best male volleyball players of the 20th century by the FIVB.