Ex-Michigan basketball guard Darius Morris starts strong in NBA summer league play
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This season, though, he's got a chance to make up for lost time.
In two appearances so far with the Los Angeles Lakers in the Las Vegas Summer League, Morris is averaging a team-best 14 points per game to go along with three rebounds and 2.5 assists.
Morris started both of Los Angeles' first two games, and finished with a team-high 17 points in a loss to Sacramento on Saturday.
The 6-foot-4 former Wolverine point guard recently signed a one-year extension with the Lakers for next season. He's attempting to break into L.A.'s rotation for 2012-13 after spending most of the year in a minor reserve role as a rookie in 2011-12.
Former Michigan big man Courtney Sims finished with four points and five rebounds for the Memphis Grizzlies in the team's summer league-opener on Saturday. Former Michigan guard Manny Harris has not seen action in either of the Houston Rockets' first two games.
Ex-Michigan forward DeShawn Sims, now listed as a member of the Phoenix Suns' squad, did not play in the team's first game.
The Las Vegas Summer League runs through July 22.