Bootleg Video: Tim Morris

There was no mistaking the disappointing start for redshirt sophomore Tim Morris this year. While his offense improved, the athletic 6'4" wing ranked near the bottom of the Stanford roster in defense and was underachieving as a rebounder. Then all of a sudden, the Oregon schools come to town and he comes alive. It was a remarkable transformation, about which Morris talked before yesterday's practice.

This is the time of year when you want to see players improve, and Morris is the poster child for that phenomenon today in Stanford Basketball.  The gifted athlete and acclaimed leaper recently lost his starting job amidst poor play, particularly in the two areas where he has been most expected to contribute: rebounding and defense.  Through his first 10 games this year, the high-flying Atlanta native managed just 23 rebounds.  Last Thursday against Oregon State, Morris hauled in a career-high seven boards.  By halftime of the Oregon game two days later, he matched that career mark again.  Then in the final seconds, he made the game-saving defensive stop against the Ducks' two best players.

Where did this come from, and can we expect it to continue Friday when the confident California Bears invade Maples Pavilion?  Morris talks on these subjects and more...

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Tim Morris Q&A

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