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Monte Morris invited to NBA Combine in Chicago

Iowa State point guard Monte Morris has been invited to the 2017 NBA Combine, the school announced Saturday morning. Iowa State has had a player invited to the combine, which takes place May 9-14 in Chicago, the past two seasons.

Georges Niang, who was taken in the second round of last year’s draft by the Indiana Pacers, was invited last year. The combine gives players an opportunity to interview, workout and test for all 30 NBA teams with some of the top prospects in this year’s draft.

Morris, who is currently slated to be picked by the Houston Rockets with the No. 44 pick by DraftExpress, averaged 16.4 points, 6.2 assists and 4.8 rebounds per game during his senior season in Ames.

Although he’s currently slated as a second round pick, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him slide closer to the first round with a strong showing in Chicago and during team workouts leading up to the draft on June 22.

Jared Stansbury

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Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.

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