Marcus Morris shows NBA game in blowout over Ohio


1. Marcus Morris: Showed everything an NBA scout would like to see in a small forward: Quick feet at both ends, superior body control, unselfishness, strong finishing at the hoop, a soft three-point touch, excellent court vision and skilled passing. Totaled 26 points and eight rebounds. 2. Travis Releford: A trio of three-pointers in the first half and a one-handed slam on the break in the second half were the high points of a night that included 13 points, three rebounds and two assists.

3. Markieff Morris: Sure-handed post player averaging a double-double contributed another solid effort with 11 points, eight rebounds and three assists. He’s a great passer, especially when his brother is the receiver.

4. Tyshawn Taylor: Continues to look for shots for others first and is playing terrific defense. Had five points and six assists, but turned it over four times.

5. Jeff Withey: Had seven points, eight boards and four blocked shots. Shot-blocking gives Kansas a different look off the bench. Fought hard for five offensive rebounds.

6. Elijah Johnson: Grabbed an errant lob pass and slammed it home for the home crowd and played an all-around solid game in scoring eight points.

7. Brady Morningstar: You know you’ve got your swerve on when you throw a lob pass and it swishes through the hoop for three points.

8. Tyrel Reed: Other than missing three of four three-point shots, he played well, hitting the boards hard, scrapping on defense and setting up others for points.

9. Mario Little: Smooth step-back jumper from the left corner was the top play of a four-point, four-rebound night.

10. Thomas Robinson: Three points and four points were nullified by four personal fouls.

11. Royce Woolridge: Had two points and two assists at the end of the game.

The Keegan Ratings: Season Standings
1. Marcus Morris (44 points)
2. Markieff Morris (43 points)
3. Tyshawn Taylor (41 points)
4. Thomas Robinson (29 points)
5. Brady Morningstar (26 points)
6. Travis Releford (24 points)
7. Tyrel Reed (21 points)
8. Jeff Withey (17 points)
9. Mario Little (15 points)
10. Elijah Johnson (12 points)
11. Royce Woolridge (3 points)


PAHAWK1 11 years, 7 months ago

Hey Keegan, were you watching the same game as Mr. Gurley? After listening to Gurley during the game, it did not seem that Marcus had such an impressive game.

KU_FanSince75 11 years, 7 months ago

Marcus had a good game, but I thought Travis Releford had a better game. HCBS did say post-gaame, the Releford fell in love with the trey, something that did not please the head coach. I also, thought Elijah Johnson should be higher than #6. Good luck with Zona, Hawks!

Underdog777 11 years, 7 months ago

PAHAWK1 it is unfair to use Gurley's comments against anyone. I don't believe Greg Gurley every took a journalism or broadcast class in his life. Watching the game in my den in SoCal, I cannot believe those announcers are allowed to call the game.

Kye Clark 11 years, 7 months ago

Maybe he thinks any love he earned was nullified by failing to call out the pick and letting EJ get leveled.

Jesse Newell 11 years, 7 months ago

Only scholarship players go on the Keegan ratings.

panalytic 11 years, 7 months ago

This could be a serious oversight. Can we get the official rules committee to reconsider non-scholarship players for the Keegan Ratings?

KU_FanSince75 11 years, 7 months ago

Jesse--- In case Greg Gurley feels a little under the weather, take his place for one game. You'd be great!

Jared Grillot 11 years, 7 months ago

I was a bit disappointed in Withey tonight. He just had no freakin' hands tonight. Slips, drops, ball knocked away, and throw in bouncing the ball off the backboard back into his own face for good measure, and he just looked awkward and clunky tonight.

KU_FanSince75 11 years, 7 months ago

Withey has a long way to go. I would imagine, he'll be in good shape by the time March Madness hits. We'll definitely need him for a Championship run. I am sure HCBS would agree.

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