@Walter: My friend you are unfortunately in what I like to call the "sh t twi-light zone." I have been following your NBA picks for the last few days or so and......Damn son, you are at ground zero of the already mentioned "....zone." We have all been there and like a bad taco,..."this to will pass." Tonight s debacle was a missed 2nd free throw by Toronto that would have at least gave you a push. Hang in there man.....just brutal three or four games.
Use of jab step to create space for jumper when faced up to basket
Range out to the three-point line
Effective in pick-and-roll/pick-and-pop situations
Turnaround jumper over either shoulder
Good touch around the basket
Absorbing contact when finishing
Doesn't force shots for the most part; takes what is given to him
Power driver with quickness and strength to get to the rim
Not much of a threat taking defenders off the dribble in one-on-one situations
Won't be able to overpower power forwards at the next level
Explosiveness at the rim
Free throw shooting
Summary: Bill Self called Marcus Morris the best all-around player he has coached since he has been at Kansas. Morris has taken his game to the next level becoming the go-to player for the Jayhawks this season. He is a sure-fire first-round pick who could potentially work his way into the late lottery.
Player Comparison: Ryan Gomes. Gomes was an inside/outside threat at Providence who made the transition to primarily the small forward position at the next level. Morris is of a similar mold as he plays the four or five at Kansas, but might end up being a three in the NBA. Both players have range on their jump shots but are also physical enough to make things happen in the post.