#4 Darius Morris | G

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Height: 6'4"

Weight: 180

Position: Point Guard

Team: Michigan

Class: Sophomore

Right-handed… The Michigan Wolverine is being considered one of the most improved players in the entire country raising his scoring by 10+ points from his freshman season, doubling his rebounding and assists per game as well… At 6'4", Morris has great size for a pure point guard and has terrific length as well. He's a solid athlete with pro potential court vision… Morris has taken up a leadership position, a natural leader at the point guard position for a young team and scouts have taken notice of this. He seems comfortable running the point, as opposed to being more of a combo guard that Morris has played in the past. His size and athleticism give him a distinct advantage over his defenders… He is fantastic in transition, where he can advance the ball to teammates or take the ball to the rim himself… He utilizes his size very well to finish in the lane or in the midrange area as evidenced by his 55 percent accuracy rate on 2-point attempts. He is capable of finishing in a variety of ways.

Morris can be a bit turnover prone at times, as he will try to make a spectacular pass or thread the needle, instead of moving the ball around to create better angles and an easier option. He will over-dribble and take the team out of their offensive flow or force the issue badly. His decision making is also in question when he forces up contested shots… He doesn't have the elite quickness and jets, but his end-to-end speed is an asset… He needs to continue to work on his perimeter shooting, where he shot a woeful 18 percent as a freshman and 26 percent as a sophomore. If he can become a reliable shooter from 3-point range, Morris' offensive game will develop into more than just his slashing offense.
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