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Jaylen Morris (born September 19, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Erie BayHawks of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for Molloy College in the NCAA Division II.

Jaylen Morris
No. 30 – Erie BayHawks
PositionShooting guard
LeagueNBA G League
Personal information
Born (1995-09-19) September 19, 1995 (age 23)
Amherst, New York
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolSt. Joseph's Collegiate Institute
(Buffalo, New York)
CollegeMolloy (2013–2017)
NBA draft2017 / Undrafted
Playing career2017–present
Career history
2017–2018Erie BayHawks
2018Atlanta Hawks
2018–2019Milwaukee Bucks
2018–2019Wisconsin Herd
2019–presentErie BayHawks
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-ECC (2017)
  • Third-team All-ECC (2016)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

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Early life and college careerEdit

Morris had previously gone to high school at St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute in Buffalo, New York.[1] During his senior year there, he was an honorable mention for the All-Western New York team, as well as be named Mr. Defense for having the best defensive abilities of the state that year.[2] However, since he did not have any major school offer him any scholarships, he decided to go to Molloy College, where his father Patrick is an assistant coach for the basketball team.[3] During his first two years at Molloy College, Morris provided decent numbers for the Lions, with his sophomore season having him be an East Coast Conference All-Conference Honorable Mention.[4] Starting in his junior and senior seasons, Morris would grow into more of a star player for the college, with him being named a member for both the All-ECC Third-team and All-Met Second-team in his junior year[5], as well as a member of the All-ECC First-team in his senior year of college.[6] During his senior year, he became the second-highest scorer for the team, averaging 19.9 points per game during his senior season.

Professional careerEdit

Erie BayHawks (2017–2018)Edit

After getting undrafted in the 2017 NBA Draft, Morris would pay $150 to work out with the Long Island Nets. His workout there would lead to him getting drafted by the Erie BayHawks in the 2017 NBA G League Draft in the second round as the 41st overall pick that year.[7]

Atlanta Hawks (2018)Edit

On February 28, 2018, after multiple successful games from Morris with the BayHawks, he signed a 10-day contract with the Atlanta Hawks.[8] Morris made his NBA debut that same day in a 107–102 win over the Indiana Pacers.[9] In his debut, Morris recorded 2 points and 2 rebounds in 11 minutes of action. After his first 10-day contract expired, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Hawks on March 11, 2018.[10] During that night's game, he would end up injuring his ankle, thus sidelining him for up to two weeks.[11] Despite the injury, Morris would ultimately sign with the Hawks for the rest of the season on March 21.[12] He was waived on July 19, 2018.[13]

Milwaukee Bucks (2018–2019)Edit

On July 22, 2018, Morris signed a deal with the Italian club Auxilium Pallacanestro Torino.[14] However, Morris later that week opted out of the contract with Auxilium Pallacanestro Torino in order to sign a two-way contract with the Milwaukee Bucks, which was made official on July 31.[15][16] On January 13, 2019, the Bucks requested waivers on Morris.[17]

Second stint with Erie BayHawks (2019–present)Edit

On January 31, 2019, the Erie BayHawks announced that they had added Morris to their roster.[18]

NBA career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 Atlanta 6 0 16.3 .419 .222 .500 2.7 1.2 .3 .2 4.7
Career 6 0 16.3 .419 .222 .500 2.7 1.2 .3 .2 4.7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Former St. Joe's basketball player Jaylen Morris signs 10-day deal with Atlanta Hawks". buffalonews.com. February 28, 2018.
  2. ^ "Jaylen Morris and his unlikely climb to the NBA". PeachtreeHoops.com.
  3. ^ "St. Joe's grad Jaylen Morris takes unusual road to the NBA". TheBuffaloNews.com. March 2, 2018.
  4. ^ "Hooker, Beverly, and Reyes Headline ECC Men's Basketball All-Conference Awards". ECCsports.org. March 4, 2015.
  5. ^ "Morris Named All-Met Second Teamer by MBWA". molloylions.com.
  6. ^ "Former Molloy Standout Jaylen Morris Signs 10 Day Contract with Atlanta Hawks". eccsports.org. February 28, 2018.
  7. ^ "Morris Selected by Erie BayHawks in NBA G-Legue Draft - Molloy College". molloylions.com.
  8. ^ "Hawks Sign Erie Guard Jaylen Morris". NBA.com. February 28, 2018. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  9. ^ "Schroder helps Hawks hold off late Pacers' comeback attempt". ESPN.com. Associated Press. February 28, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  10. ^ "Hawks Sign Jaylen Morris To Second 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  11. ^ "Hawks Sign Jaylen Morris For Rest Of Season". HoopsRumors.com.
  12. ^ "Hawks Sign Jaylen Morris To Multi-Year Contract". NBA.com. March 21, 2018. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  13. ^ "Hawks Request Waivers On Jaylen Morris". NBA.com. July 19, 2018. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  14. ^ "Jaylen Morris signs with Fiat Torino". Sportando.basketball. July 22, 2018. Retrieved July 22, 2018.
  15. ^ "Bucks' Jaylen Morris: Changes course, signs two-way deal with Bucks". cbssports.com. July 26, 2018. Retrieved August 2, 2018.
  16. ^ "Bucks Sign Jaylen Morris To A Two-Way Contract". NBA.com. July 31, 2018. Retrieved August 2, 2018.
  17. ^ https://www.nba.com/bucks/news/milwaukee-bucks-request-waivers-jaylen-morris
  18. ^ Hartman, Billy (January 31, 2019). "Erie BayHawks Add Jaylen Morris". NBA.com. Retrieved January 31, 2019.

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