The natural: Michigan guard Darius Morris has displayed exceptional talent from a young age
Angela J. Cesere | AnnArbor.com
The kid with the baggy shorts, big hair and metallic blue sneakers drove down the court during an AAU tournament in the San Fernando Valley.
A defender tried to stop 10-year-old Darius Morris as he dribbled through the entire defense. So Morris did what he had been doing for years. He crossed the kid over. Made him fall. Made him cry.
DeWayne Morris Sr. said that was one of the moments when he realized his son might have something special.
Michigan’s sophomore point guard always displayed precocious talent, dating back to the days when he begged to tag along to play basketball with his older brother, DeWayne Jr.
Almost eight years older, he let Darius go with him to Del Aire Park in Hawthorne, Calif. Four-year-old Darius pedaled behind his brothers on his bicycle as fast as he could, continuously trying to catch up.