The Hawks were filled with unsuspecting feel-good stories from the G-League late this season.
Jaylen Morris joined the Atlanta Hawks very late in the season after signing a 10 day contract. Before making it into the NBA, Jaylen Morris played DII basketball for Molloy College.
Morris had to hustle his way to the top. His hustle was noticed by the Erie Bayhawks who drafted him in the 2nd round for the G League Draft. With the Erie Bayhawks, Morris was averaging 12.6 points per game with 4.8 rebounds, and 2.4 assists before being called up.
Morris later signed with the Atlanta Hawks where he saw some action helping the Atlanta beat the Indiana Pacers. In that game he recorded 2 rebounds and 2 points.
Morris would later play 5 more games before spraining his left ankle during a matchup with the Chicago Bulls. At the time of his injury, Morris was set to sign another 10 day contract with the Hawks. Before being injured, Morris averaged 4.7 points per game, 2.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists, and shot 40.6% from the field. Morris recently signed a multi-year deal with the Hawks back in March.
Not much can be said about Jaylen Morris yet. Morris was injured earlier on and was not able to show us his improvements from the G League. The future looks bright for Morris though. The Hawks see Morris potential and are going to give him the time he needs to shine in Summer League and Training Camp.
Chelsea Toyer | @Coyerr
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