Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2017 rankings were finalized on 6/22/2017.
College: Iowa State
2017 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 43
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round
2017 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 51 by the Denver Nuggets
Good shooter from all over the floor
Good scorer off the dribble
Strong scorer on the break
Very good free throw shooter
Fairly good rebounder for a player his size
Good defensive player that can get steals
Very good athlete
Smart player that has a very good feel for the game
Has very good intangibles
Can be an inconsistent shooter
Can struggle to finish plays in traffic
Can be too passive on offense
Can be prone to lapses defensively
May need to get stronger
Average size for his position
Monte Morris is a smart, skilled point guard that may have what it takes to succeed in the NBA. He could be a first round pick in the upcoming draft because he possesses an intriguing skill set.
He has adequate scoring skills. He is a crafty player that excels at scoring in transition, and he also can garner scores off the dribble. Morris can make acrobatic shots at times, but he also may tend to rush his shots, which can lead to misses.
Also, he is a solid playmaker. Morris is a smart, effective game manager that can control tempo and get everyone involved to set up a wealth of scores for his teammates. He generally plays a mistake-free brand of basketball, as he will provide his team with sound leadership and decision-making skills this year.
Plus, Morris may also be an adequate defensive player. He will use his length and quickness to get some steals and stops when he is on the floor. However, he can tend to have lapses at times, which can lead his team to allow scores.
In general, Monte Morris is an interesting prospect. He may have the skills to be a solid role player in the NBA. He may not have as high of an upside as the other players, but he may have the skills and the smarts to be a Matthew Dellavedova type of player in the association.
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