Basketball

Are you guys keeping track of what Monte Morris is doing for the Nuggets?

Central Iowa isn’t exactly a hotbed for diehard NBA fans, but perhaps it’s time more casual viewers to take notice of the accomplishments of a former Cyclone.

Monte Morris, a second-year point guard for the Denver Nuggets, is on an absolute tear.

Morris, a two-time First-Team All-Big 12 performer for the Cyclones, has scored in double figures in seven of his last eight games for the Nuggets.

Perhaps the best performance of Morris’ young career occurred on Saturday night in Minneapolis, when he played 40 minutes, scored 17 points with 10 assists and seven rebounds. Of course, Morris only turned the ball over once.

This came a night after a 18 point, eight assist game in a win over the Rockets.

Morris, who previously entered the starting lineup because of injury, currently ranks second (behind Tyus Jones of the Timberwolves) in assist-turnover ratio.

Morris is averaging 10.3 points and 3.9 assists per game this season.

As a whole, Denver (37-15) is currently tied for first place in the West with the defending champion Golden State Warriors.

Chris Williams

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Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old CycloneNation.com (Scout.com). He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, CycloneReport.com and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.