Monte Morris

Height: 6-2

Weight: 173

College: Iowa State

Classification: senior

Birthdate: 6/27/1995

2017 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 43

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round

2017 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 51 by the Denver Nuggets

Pros:

Good shooter from all over the floor

Good scorer off the dribble

Strong scorer on the break

Very good free throw shooter

Steady playmaker

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

Cons:

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

Summary:

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.