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NBA Rookie Watch - Who is Anthony Morrow?

You may not heard of Anthony Morrow, if his starting debut game is any indication of what's to come you will hear a lot more of him in the future.
He was born on 27 September 1985 and is 6-5 or 1,96.
He weighs in at 210 lbs / 95.
3 kg.
Morrow plays for the Golden State Warriors and he made his starting debut against the LA Clippers on Saturday 15 November.
The result was a 37-point game, this set the NBA record for points by an undrafted rookie making his first start.
This effort came out of the blue.
Morrow from Georgia Tech came in under the radar to stun the Clippers.
He played 42 minutes and shot 15-20 from the field including 4-5 from behind the three point line.
Morrow followed up this outstanding effort with 25 points against Portland.
In that game he shot 8-12 with 4-5 three point attempts.
Morrow almost did not make it into the NBA.
Just a few weeks ago he was thinking he could be playing in Ukraine and he had his agent making contingency plans to that effect.
In his days at Georgia Tech Morrow was a solid player.
He lead the ACC in 3-point shooting as a senior and setting a school record for career free-throw percentage.
Morrow was little more than a perimeter player and that was not enough to draw much attention from the NBA.
This low profile has been an advantage in his NBA career's earliest stages.
Now that people have stood up and taken notice the pressure is on for Morrow to perform under the glare of the NBA spotlight.
Before last weekend Morrow could walk without incident from his downtown hotel to the BART trains that sometimes take him to the Golden State Warriors' arena.
His 37-point game has now shone the spotlight on this previously unheralded player.
"He's the real deal, and we haven't even learned how to play with him yet," Warriors coach Nelson said.
"I told the team that we'd better know where this guy is at all times.
We'd better get him open, because he looks like the real deal.
" Don Nelson first thought he had someone special when he saw Morrow playing for the Golden State's summer league team.
Despite this he was still the last man to make it onto the Golden State's roster in October.
Morrow started his rookie season in the NBA on the bench for the Warriors on November 9 against the Sacramento Kings.
He played 12 minutes and scored seven points.
It was not until his fourth game that Nelson unleashed Morrow on the NBA making him a starter for the game against the LA Clippers.
You can share your views on Anthony Morrow over at the One Man Sports Network.

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