darius morris http://michiganradio.org en Darius Morris to leave Wolverines for the NBA draft http://michiganradio.org/post/darius-morris-leave-wolverines-nba-draft <p>A key part of the offense for the University of Michigan men&#39;s basketball team will leave the team for the NBA draft.</p><p>The school reports that Darius Morris has decided to forego the remainder of his college eligibility.</p><p>From the <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/draft2011/news/story?id=6478412">Associated Press</a>:</p><blockquote><p>The sophomore point guard had declared for the draft but could have returned to the Wolverines if he&#39;d withdrawn by May 8. Instead, he&#39;ll forgo his remaining eligibility, meaning Michigan will have to replace one of its most important players as it tries to build on last season&#39;s impressive finish.</p><p>&quot;There have been long discussions with my family, friends and my Michigan coaches,&quot; Morris said. &quot;In the end I decided to go with my heart. Playing professional basketball has always been a dream for me. I feel this is the right time for me to pursue that goal. It will be hard to leave the University of Michigan. However, I truly believe the basketball program is moving in a very positive direction.&quot; Thu, 05 May 2011 02:17:18 +0000 Mark Brush 2355 at http://michiganradio.org Darius Morris to leave Wolverines for the NBA draft