By Paul M. Banks, for Walter Football.com
Senior Raymar Morgan likely has the most NBA potential of anyone on Michigan State – quite a compliment when you consider that Sparty found themselves playing in the tournament’s final game. Raymar was having another solid season in 2008-09 until injuries and walking pneumonia forced him to miss quite a few games and play sparse minutes in quite a few more. He displayed first-round talent as a freshman, had another solid season as a sophomore, but in 2008-09, his stock dropped like General Motors. OK, it didn’t fall that horribly, more like General Electric.
Morgan is a good defender and he has to be, because he plays for Tom Izzo. He has a good but not great mid-range jumper, and he can bang inside too. The 6-7 225 forward should fit in at the three in the NBA, but it wouldn’t hurt for him to develop more post moves in college this season. Teaming with super-soph Delvon Roe at Michigan State (who might have pro potential himself some day) should make this improvement in the paint come naturally.
I had an exclusive with Morgan where I asked which skills of his needed improvement.
“Shooting definitely, just being more consistent, extending my range, ball-handling, it’s coming I been working,” Morgan stated.
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