After a slow start to his career at Kansas, Morris finally began to realize his potential in his third season last year, as he developed into a solid scoring threat and improved into an all-around player.
Morris still has untapped potential and some versatility that makes him an interesting prospect, one that has been mentioned in this year’s lottery, while also one that could dip into 20′s in the first round of the 2011 NBA Draft. Read on for our full breakdown of Marcus Morris:
NBA Position: SF/PF
Very solid offensive player with decent potential on the defensive end. Has very good size for the small forward position, but his game probably is best suited for the power forward position. Pretty good athlete, but not overly explosive. Doesn’t have the look or feel of a small forward, but does have a very nice jumper. While his position is in question, his great versatility is not. Has solid range on his shot and has a very nice release. Is tough around the basket and finishes quite well. Rebounds fairly well, but those numbers could be better. Has an improving one-on-one game. Probably not a superstar in the making, but could be a very solid starter in the league if he keeps improving.
Might struggle a bit as a power forward, as he’s not the tallest or most explosive guy out there. Needs to find more ways to get baskets outside of jumpers and garbage points. Still could use some work on his handle. Not an elite rebounder for a power forward, but has the ability to get better. Not a great free throw shooter. Can have mental lapses where he just disappears. Only had one year of elite productivity. Cocky or just really confident?
NBA Player Comparison: Ryan Gomes (More Potential)
Draft Projection: Top 15