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Basketball

Morris scores two points in first NBA Combine scrimmage

Former Iowa State point guard Monte Morris scored two points, dished four assists and grabbed a rebound in his first five-on-five scrimmage on Thursday at the NBA Combine. Morris, who is currently projected as a second round pick, went 0-for-4 from the field in 14 minutes and scored his two points at the free throw line.

He helped Team 2 achieve an 82-64 win over Team 1 in the day’s first game.

Morris, who was officially measured at 6-foot-2.5 and 175-pounds, tested with a 33.5 inch max vertical leap and a 28 inch standing leap. He completed the lane agility drill in 11.42 seconds.

He shot a combined 85.7 percent during the non-stationary shooting drills, including make all of his shots off the dribble from 15 feet on the left side.

Morris shot 64 percent during stationary shooting drills and made all of his shots from the college 3-point line left corner and from the NBA left break.

Morris also interviewed with seven teams during the day, according to Travis Hines from the Ames Tribune.

The Combine will continue on Friday and will be aired on ESPN2 starting at 2 p.m.

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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