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Report: Milwaukee Bucks Signing Jaylen Morris to Two-Way Contract

Morris was waived by Atlanta last week.

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The Milwaukee Bucks signed Trevon Duval to an open two-way contract, and it seems that they’re intent on signing another...despite the fact that Xavier Munford is presumably still in the fold.

Morris, a 22-year old, 6’6” shooting guard who played four years at NCAA Division II Molloy College, has a whopping six games of NBA experience with the Atlanta Hawks on his resume. His NBA career is currently in the same stage as D.J. Wilson’s; he hasn’t played enough to see what he actually is, and he may never get the chance. Signing a two-way deal to split time between the Bucks and Wisconsin Herd may be a way to eke out more time in the US before seeking opportunities overseas.

In 114 games in college, Morris shot 48.8% from the field and only 29.8% from deep. Per game, he also pulled down 5.6 rebounds, dished 1.9 assists vs. 1.4 turnovers, and tallied 1.3 steals. His stats in the G-League with the Erie Bay Hawks, and his per-36 numbers in Atlanta are somewhat similar, but per-36 stats on less than 100 career minutes are practically useless. Morris appears to be a jack-of-several-trades guard who can’t shoot from range...making him a questionable fit on any modern basketball roster.

Whatever Morris may or may not be is yet to be seen, as is the fate of current Bucks’ two-way guard Xavier Munford. Munford was a mainstay with the Herd and ranked highly amongst G-League scorers last season. He’s involved with USA Basketball this summer as well, but it remains to be seen how the Bucks structure their talent pipeline if Morris is in and Munford is out.