Remember Randolph Morris? He was part of the Rondo/Bradley/Crawford class at Kentucky and has ended up becoming the least remembered of the group. He doesnt have the star power of Rajon Rondo and was the beloved Senior of Crawford or Bradley. Thus many sometimes forget that he exists. Well he is still around, even after three years in the NBA and is trying to make a name for himself again. He is playing for the Atlanta Hawks Summer League team and attempting to make the roster again, after spending two years on the bench. His time in Vegas has been a bit bumpy…his first game saw him scoring 2 points and playing rather poorly, while last night he scored 11 points and had 5 rebounds in a better performance.
The Randolph Morris saga in the NBA is much like his saga in college. He has a world of talent but has never been able to harness it during his time in the league. A person familiar with his time in Atlanta told me recently that “Randolph works harder than anyone on this team…he just never really gets a chance.” During his time in Lexington, his work ethic was questioned, but his output was generally pretty solid. Now he is in a tougher situation and one where he must showcase his skills before it is too late. The Vegas Summer League and the Hawks final three games are of huge importance to Randolph and lets hope he takes the bull by the horns and saves his future in the league.