COLLEGE: IOWA STATE
WEIGHT: 175 POUNDS
POSITION: POINT GUARD
PROJECTED DRAFT POSITION: EARLY SECOND ROUND/CHANCE TO MOVE INTO LATE FIRST ROUND
PLAYER SUMMARY: The 2017 Draft point guard crop is the strongest in years. While 4-5 of them might be picked in the top 10, there are a few others who we believe aren’t getting the notoriety that they deserve. Monte Morris is one of those players.
Morris was outstanding this past season for Iowa State. He posted an absurd 6:1 TO ratio, while playing in the tough Big-12 Conference. While also scoring, he added almost 5 rebounds per game as he was all over the court for the Cyclones.
Morris has average size for the PG position. The senior also has the capability of playing off the ball, which we believe will help him in the NBA as versatility is a great attribute to have. He is a good shooter and can get to the rim. He is a tough player for his size and weight, although, he will need to get stronger for the next level.
We are impressed with his play-making. He is a crafty play-maker and shifty ball-handler. He plays with the necessary confidence that is needed. Morris can be a pest on the defensive end of the floor. He is a real good man on man defender.
The more we watch Monte Morris play, the more we like him. He has been a phenomenal college player. Scouts worry about his frame and if he is too small. We don’t. This kid can play in the NBA and be efficient. He is considered a late first to early second round pick. In our opinion, in any other draft, he would certainly be a 1st round pick. The wealth of PG’s in this draft will hurt his draft status a little bit. However, we see Morris eventually turning into a very good back-up point guard, possibly even a starter. He might make teams regret passing up on him come draft night.
BELOW ARE HIGHLIGHTS OF MONTE MORRIS
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