My son was nine and a half when he went on the pump...two years after dx. He was resistant, too, but we made him go to the class. And he was still resistant, so we made a deal with him...he could try the pump for two weeks in the summer. If he didn't like it, we promised him he could return to injections. By the end of the first week, he was sold. It gave him so much more freedom and he felt better because he had fewer BG swings.
He uses the Omnipod so he doesn't have to worry about tubes, which I think was the main thing that was holding him back. He doesn't like others to see his pump, so he wears it on his tummy or on the back of his upper arm so it is hidden by his shirt. This helps a lot!
If you can convince your son to give it a try, it would probably help the issues you are having with early morning highs.