Michigan Guard Morris to go Pro

Posted: April 24, 2011 by Nick Hlebichuk in Big Ten Basketball, Michigan Basketball
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Darius Morris

Michigan point guard Darius Morris has decided to go pro after his sophomore season in Ann Arbor.  Morris helped lead Michigan to the big dance this season, before losing to Duke in their second game.

This is certainly a major blow for the Wolverines, who were one of the better young teams last season, with big hopes for the upcoming season.  Even without Morris, Michigan should be a force to be reckoned with this season.

Morris could return to school since he has not signed with an agent, but the likelihood of the happening is next to zero.  He will be a steal in the second round as I feel that he is one of the best point guards available this year, and will only continue to get better over the next few seasons.  I feel that Morris could have been a top 10 pick next season had he returned to school for his junior season.

Morris broke the single season record for assists at Michigan last season, recording 235 dimes. He was ranked 5th in the nation with 6.71 assists per game last season.  Morris has until May 8th to return to school, should he decide to do so. 

The 6’4″ Morris also averaged 15 points per game last year, and recorded just the third triple-double in Wolverine history on January 10th against Iowa.

We wish the best of luck to Morris next season, either in the NBA or back with the Wolverines.

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