NBA Draft Picks: Marcus Morris Drafted No. 14 By Houston Rockets

KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 12: Marcus Morris #22 of the Kansas Jayhawks celebrates after a play against the Texas Longhorns during the 2011 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament championship game at Sprint Center on March 12, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

With the 14th pick, Kansas Jayhawks forward Marcus Morris has been drafted by the Houston Rockets.

Morris, the 2010-11 Big 12 Player of the Year, led the Jayhawks in scoring averaging 17.3 points per game and was second on the team, behind twin brother Markief, with 7.6 rebounds per game.  His points per game averaged placed him fifth in conference and he placed seventh in the Big 12 in rebounding.

At 6-9, Morris is projected to play power forward in the NBA, and should be able to extend defenses with a soft outside shooting touch. He is a nimble player, and his NBA game is more geared towards running the floor, than backing up defenders in the low post.

At the combine, Morris measured a positive wingspan to height ration (6-10 to 6-7), and his tenacity should enable him to grab a few rebounds over taller or more athletic players.

In all, Morris will have a solid, but not spectacular, career. One in which he will log 10+ years in the league and possibly make one All Star team.

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