April 21st, 2011 at 4:37 PM ^

I've heard the opposite, that if he gets a first round grade he'd lean towards being back because of the possibility (probability) of a lock-out in the NBA.  


April 21st, 2011 at 4:38 PM ^

Unless he has a first round promise from someone (doubtful); this is a really bad move.  He should really come back 1 more year and shore up those areas of his game.




April 21st, 2011 at 4:52 PM ^

We need some good news around here. I think he is throwing his hat in the ring more so to get an evaluation of what he needs to work on for next year. There is no way to guarantee he will go in the 1st round no matter what he is told.


April 21st, 2011 at 5:00 PM ^

But I find it unlikely. Is it possible that he's trying to see if anyone's perceptions change if he talks more like he's coming out rather than staying? Some people might view a prospect differently if they're sure they can't get him anyway.


April 21st, 2011 at 5:30 PM ^

How can he remain in the draft if he hasn't yet declared for the draft?  As far as I understood it he's only asked for an evaluation of his draft status.

True Blue Grit

April 21st, 2011 at 5:33 PM ^

I won't believe anything like this unless someone with credibility can be attributed to the quote.  When you look at their mock draft, they don't have Morris in the top 60 taken.  Yet, on their Top 100 player rankings, (by someone named Aran Smith), Morris is ranked 49th. 

But, I could give a crap about these rankings.  Morris needs at least one more year in college to work on his game.  He isn't ready for the NBA.  Hopefully, all this is needless panic. 

Kilgore Trout

April 21st, 2011 at 5:54 PM ^

If he gets decent information, he should go.  The NBA draft is all about potential and he's riding high now.  Manny Harris probably should have left after his sophomore year riding the wave of the NCAA trip.  I can't imagine his junior year did anything but hurt him.  If you have the chance, take it, because it might not be there next time.


April 21st, 2011 at 6:15 PM ^

I really hope he stays for the sake of Michigan basketball and for his own personal development.  I know it is him own choice, but I really hope he stays.


April 21st, 2011 at 6:16 PM ^

I don't understand why so many good players leave early for the draft. I don't get why people don't want to stay at their school and create a legacy. To be remembered at a school and not just remembered as a good player at a school. This isn't to mention the college days are the best part of many peoples lives. When good players stay for their remaining years they could do some great things there and could be remembered for it. Maybe my mentality is a little different than most, in that its not all about the money but for the legacy and tradition as well.