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Former NBA guard Darius Morris dies at 33

Darius Morris was the Los Angeles Lakers’ second-round pick in the 2011 NBA Draft out of Michigan. (Photo by Greg Nelson /Sports Illustrated via Getty Images) Former NBA guard Darius Morris has died at the age of 33. The news was reported by The Athletic’s Sham Charania. During his four-year NBA career, Morris played for

Former NBA guard Darius Morris dies at 33

Ian Casselberry

Basketball: Los Angeles Lakers Darius Morris (1) in action vs Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. 
Miami, FL 1/19/2012
CREDIT: Greg Nelson (Photo by Greg Nelson /Sports Illustrated via Getty Images)
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Darius Morris was the Los Angeles Lakers‘ second-round decide within the 2011 NBA Draft out of Michigan. (Picture by Greg Nelson /Sports activities Illustrated through Getty Photos)

Former NBA guard Darius Morris has died on the age of 33. The information was reported by The Athletic’s Sham Charania.

Throughout his four-year NBA profession, Morris performed for the Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies and Brooklyn Nets. He was chosen by the Lakers within the second spherical of the 2011 NBA Draft (No. 41 general) out of Michigan.

A 6-foot-4 level guard, Morris averaged 3.3 factors and 1.1 assists per recreation. His finest season was the 2013-14 marketing campaign during which he scored 6.9 factors per recreation with 2.6 assists, capturing 42 p.c on 3-pointers for the Sixers.

Moreover, Morris performed for the Los Angeles D-Fenders (now the South Bay Lakers), Rio Grande Valley Vipers and Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA G League. He additionally performed professionally in China, Russia and France.

Morris had a standout profession at Michigan from 2009-11. In his sophomore season underneath coach John Beilein, he tallied 235 assists, the fourth-highest complete in class historical past. With that, Morris grew to become solely the fifth participant in class historical past with 200 or extra in a season.

That efficiency earned Morris All-Huge Ten third-team honors. The 2010-11 Wolverines superior to the second spherical of the NCAA event, the place they misplaced to Duke.

Morris’ explanation for loss of life has not been reported.

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