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Marcus Morris
Round 1, Pick 14
Position: PF
Class: Sophomore
School: Kansas
Conference: Big 12
HT: 6'9"
WT: 235
Biography: Although it's uncertain how well he can make the transition to the NBA, most scouts agree that Marcus has the brighter upside than twin brother Markieff. The Morris twins led Kansas in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots as juniors this season, when the Jayhawks went 35-3, won the Big 12 regular-season and tournament titles, and advanced to the regional finals as a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. Marcus won Big 12 player of the year honors, leading Kansas in scoring at 17.2 points per game and finishing second in the conference to his brother in field-goal shooting at 57.0 percent. Marcus is an overall solid athlete who brings a lot of energy to the floor and can rebound well - he was among the Big 12 leaders with 7.6 boards per game. He also has an effective mid-range jump shot and can even nail 3-pointers, shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc. Though he is excellent at creating shots and is capable of putting the ball on the floor to drive the lane, his size is a bit of a concern. He played power forward in college, and although he had no problems in the Big 12, Marcus is a bit undersized for the NBA. He likely will have trouble playing defense in the pros against larger and more physical forwards, and he doesn't have the speed to defend on the perimeter. Despite these questions about his defense, Marcus could create matchup problems on offense if used as a small forward. Because of his impressive offensive ability, Marcus could end up being a lottery pick.

Greg Nelson
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2010 Statistics
PPG FG% RPG APG FT%
17.2 57.0 7.6 1.6 68.8
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