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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.

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