Aran Smith of NBADraft.net and Kristofer Habbas of NBA Draft Insider both agreed to answer a couple quick questions about Darius Morris’s draft status. I’m far from an expert on the NBA, I probably watched four regular season games this year, so figured it would make a bit of sense to defer to those that follow the draft.
Where do you have Darius listed in your current projections?
NBADraft.net: He’s currently projected as an early second round pick. In the 30-40 range. NBA Draft Insider: Morris is listed 39th overall today and as the 7th best point guard prospect in the draft. He is 34th in our current Mock Draft (going to Washington).
By Dylan Burkhardt | Links | Posted on April 26, 2011 at 11:30 am
Mailbag! We’re going to do a mailbag feature shortly so if you have any questions you’d like to contribute, fire me an e-mail.
The fallout from deadline day (Insider)
Chad Ford lists Morris on the first round bubble and also includes him on the list referenced in this group while also noting that he’s “very much on the fence”: “A quick check among NBA scouts and agents reveals that virtually all of these players are far enough down the road with agents that it’s impossible they’ll return to school.”
Draft Decisions: Which teams have the most hanging in the balance?
Luke Winn quotes a scout on Morris: “I can’t see him getting picked in the first round,” one scout said. “He has a good feel, especially in transition, but there are still some issues with shooting [25.0 percent on threes] and athleticism that leave a lot to be desired.”
By Dylan Burkhardt | Recruits | Posted on April 25, 2011 at 2:45 pm
Derrick Walton played very well for the Michigan Mustang 16u squad at King James, leading his team to a 2-0 superpool performance and a nice win over the NY Gauchos. We scouted Walton here but here is footage of Walton from the first two games of the King James Classic. Walton reported interest from Michigan, Michigan State, Connecticut, Purdue and Notre Dame and mentioned that he feels a Michigan offer is coming soon.
I was only able to stay at the King James Classic through pool play, and was victim to a couple of no-shows, so I spent the majority of my time focusing on a couple 2013 prospects from the state of Michigan. Full scouting reports of that group, including Derrick Walton, Steve Haney Jr., Monte Morris, Denzel Watts and Leo Edwards, after the jump. We will also have some videos posted later today.