Wizards John Wall Mentors Michigan Wolverines Darius Morris

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Michigan Wolverines point guard Darius Morris is a hot prospect in this year’s NBA Draft. Part of that is due to his breakout sophomore season. Part of it is because he’s getting mentored by some of the best and biggest names in the game. Like Washington Wizards point guard John Wall, the #1 pick in last year’s draft.

“He checks in with me every once in awhile, sending me a text message here and there to see how things are going,” Morris said.

“Things were a little different for him obviously going through this process, because he was a first round pick. He didn’t have to work out too much, but he knows to just keep working hard every day to take advantage of any opportunity that you get,” he continued.

By Paul M. Banks

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Darius Morris is Michigan’s Main Weapon

Just when the Michigan Wolverines looked like they were down and out, Darius Morris and Tim Hardaway Jr. sparked a rally in the second half to cut a 12-point deficit and upend the Illini 60-55 to earn the opportunity to face #1 Ohio State on Saturday.

The Wolverines were sitting firmly on the bubble before, but their new and best win of the season versus Illinois probably ensures them a spot in the Big Dance.

By: Nick Grays

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Rapid Reaction: Wisconsin 66 Michigan 50

The Wisconsin Badgers just don’t know how to lose two in a row as they rebounded from a loss at Illinois to beat the Michigan Wolverines 66-50 at the Kohl Center. The Badgers (12-3, 2-1) have won 17 straight games after a loss and haven’t lost two in a row since January of 2009.

Bo Ryan and the Badgers have now defeated Michigan (11-4, 1-2) for the ninth straight time, winning those nine games by an average of 11.8 points.

By: Nick Grays

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NBA Draft Stock Report (12/26/10)

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Mississippi State‘s Renardo Sidney pretty much put the dagger in his NBA Draft stock when he got into a fist fight with teammate Elgin Bailey in the stands of the Diamond Head Classic.  The oft-troubled Sidney is featured in this week’s NBA Draft Stock Report which takes a look at which college basketball players have helped or hurt their draft status in the past week.  Click here for The Sports Bank‘s 2011 NBA mock draft.

By: David Kay
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