Darius Morris 4
Darius Morris

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Los Angeles, Calif

High School:
Windward

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 190

Position:
Guard


Career Note ... Elected to leave Michigan early and enter the 2011 NBA Draft after sophomore season ... Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round (41st overall selection) ... Became 51st Wolverine to be drafted into the NBA.

At Michigan ... Earned two varsity letters at U-M (2010, '11) ... All-Big Ten Third Team, selected by Big Ten Coaches (2011) ... All-Big Ten Third Team, selected by Big Ten Media (2011) ... NABC All-District 7 Second Team (2011) ... Academic All-Big Ten (2011) ... U-M Academic Athletic Achievement (2011) ... U-M's Bill Buntin Most Valuable Player Award (2011) ... U-M's Gary Grant Award for Most Assists (2011) ... U-M's Wayman Britt Defensive Player Award (2010) ... Big Ten Player of the Week (Dec. 27, 2010) ... Big Ten Co-Player of the Week (Jan. 31, 2011) ... Named to 2010 Legends Classic All-Tournament Team ... Started 57 of 63 career games ... Set the U-M record for assists in a single season (235, 2010-11) ... Led the Big Ten is assists (6.71) in 2010-11 First Wolverine to lead conference in assists since 1988 (Gary Grant) ... Recorded third triple-double in U-M history -- 12 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists against Iowa (Jan. 30, 2011) ... Helped U-M to 2011 NCAA Tournament, earning No. 8 seed ... Eliminated by No. 1 seed Duke, 73-71, in third round.

Sophomore (2010-11) ... All-Big Ten Third Team, selected by Big Ten Coaches ... All-Big Ten Third Team, selected by Big Ten Media ... NABC All-District 7 Second Team ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Academic Athletic Achievement ... U-M's Bill Buntin Most Valuable Player Award ... U-M's Gary Grant Award for Most Assists ... Big Ten Player of the Week (Dec. 27) ... Big Ten Co-Player of the Week (Jan. 31) ... Named to Legends Classic All-Tournament Team ... Helped U-M to 21-14 overall record ... After starting season 1-6 in Big Ten, closed with a 9-9 record to tie for fourth ... Helped U-M to No. 4 seed at Big Ten Tournament ... Eliminated in semifinal by No. 1 seed Ohio State, 68-61 ... Helped U-M to No. 8 seed at NCAA Tournament ... Eliminated in third round by No. 1 seed Duke, 73-71 ... Appeared in all 35 games, with 34 starts ... Averaged 15.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 6.7 assists per game ... Led the Big Ten and finished fifth in the nation in assists per game (6.71) ... Set the U-M single season record with 235 assists ... Recorded 10-or-more assists in seven games ... Recorded a career-high 12 assists, twice -- Concordia (Dec. 6) and Bryant (Dec. 23) ... Recorded third triple-double in U-M history -- 12 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists against Iowa (Jan. 30) ... Recorded five point-assist double-double's -- Gardner-Webb (21 points, 10 assists, Nov. 21), Concordia (19 points, 12 assists, Dec. 6), Utah (19 points, 10 assists, Dec. 10), Bryant (26 points, 12 assists, Dec. 23) and Penn State (20 points, 10 assists, Jan. 2) ... Scored double-digit points in 29 games ... Scored 20-or-more points in seven games ... Scored a career-high 26 points against Bryant (Dec. 23) ... Led Michigan with 526 points ... Led U-M in scoring in 13 games ... Ranked 11th in the Big Ten in scoring average (15.0) ... Grabbed 139 rebounds -- 31 offensive and 108 defensive ... Recorded a career-high 10 rebounds against Iowa (Jan. 30) ... Shot 48.9 percent (201-for-411) from the field ... Led U-M with 201 field goals made ... Shot 25 percent (16-for-64) from three-point range ... Shot 71.5 percent (108-for-151) from the free throw line ... Led team with 108 free throws made ... Led U-M with 36 steals ... Recorded a career-high four steals twice -- at Clemson (Nov. 30) and Utah (Dec. 10) ... Averaged 34.8 minutes per game ... Played 30-or-more minutes in 29 games ... Played a career-high 43 minutes against Kansas (Jan. 9).

Freshman (2009-10) ... U-M's Wayman Britt Defensive Player Award ... Helped U-M to a 15-17 overall record ... Helped U-M to a 7-11 Big Ten record ... Helped U-M to No. 8 seed in Big Ten Tournament ... Eliminated in quarterfinal by No. 1 seed Ohio State, 69-68 ... Played in all 32 games, making 19 starts ... Averaged 4.4 points, 2.6 assists and 1.8 rebounds per game ... Scored 140 points ... Scored in double-figures three times ... Scored a season-high 11 points, three times -- Northern Michigan (Nov. 14), at Northwestern (Feb. 2) and at Ohio State (Feb. 27) ... Grabbed 58 rebounds -- 14 offensive and 44 defensive ... Recorded season-high five rebounds at Utah (Dec. 9) ... Recorded 84 assists ... Posted four games with five-plus assists ... Led U-M in assists in 10 games ... Recorded a season-high seven assists against Northwestern (Jan. 10) ... Shot 40.6 percent (52-for-128) from the floor ... Shot 17.9 percent (7-for-39) from three-point range ... Shot 63.0 percent (29-for-46) from the free-throw line ... Recorded five blocks ... Recorded a career-high two blocks at Indiana (Dec. 31) ... Recorded 20 steals ... Recorded a season-high three steals against Indiana (Jan. 14) ... Averaged 24.3 minutes per game ... Played 20-or-more minutes in 25 games ... Played a season-high 34 minutes against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Dec. 5).

Prep ... Windward High School (2009) ... Averaged 21.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 5.8 assists ... Four-year varsity letterwinner ... Coached by Miguel Villegas ... Four-year starter ... Led Windward to a 87-31 record in four years ... Set Windward records for scoring (2,602) and assists (702) ... Honors ... John Wooden State Player of the Year (2009) ... California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Division 5 Player of the Year (2009) ... CIF Division 5 first team (2009) ... CIF Division 3AA first team (2008) ... California All-State seniors first team (2009) ... California All-State Juniors first team (2008) ... Olympic League MVP (2009) ... All-Olympic League first team (2006, '07, '08, '09) ... Windward High School MVP (2007, '08, '09) ... Windward High School Freshman of the Year (2006) ... MVP of Brethren Christian Tournament (2008) and All-Tournament Team (2007) ... MVP of La Jolla Country Day Tournament (2008) and All-Tournament Team (2007) ... Invited to Academic All-American Classic (2009), East All-Star team ... MaxPreps National San Diego Tournament All Tournament (2009) ... As a senior (2008-09) ... Averaged 25.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 7.0 assists ... Led Windward to a 29-6 record ... CIF Division 5 Playoff Champions after defeating St. Joseph's (69-53) for the school's first ever state title, closing with a game-high 25 points, eight rebounds and four assists ... CIF Division 5 Regional champions after defeating Pacific Hills (52-40) for the school's first ever regional title ... CIF Division 5 Section champions after defeating L.A. Lutheran (72-62) for the school's first ever sectional title ... As a junior (2007-08) ... Averaged 27.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists ... Led Windward to a 24-5 record ... CIF Division 4 Playoff third round, eliminated by Oak Park (49-44) ... As a sophomore (2006-07) ... Averaged 19.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists ... Led Windward to a 20-8 record ... CIF Division 4 Playoff second round, eliminated by South Pasadena (52-51) ... As a freshman (2005-06) ... Averaged 15.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 5.5 assists ... Led Windward to a 14-12 record ... Started as a freshman ... CIF Division 4 Playoff second round, eliminated by Santa Clara (60-49).

Personal ... Given Name: Darius Aaron Morris ... Born on January 3, 1991, in Los Angeles, Calif. ... Son of Dewayne Sr. and Robin Morris ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... Undecided major ... Right-handed ... Verbally committed to Michigan, August 1, 2008 ... Signed with Michigan, November 12, 2008.


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