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.