- Michael Rothstein, ESPN Detroit Lions reporter
The wow moment came for former Michigan point guard Darius Morris not during the preseason with the Los Angeles Lakers or even on the day he was drafted, but on Jan. 11.
At Utah, Morris stepped on the court for the first time in a regular season game. He played 13 minutes. He scored four points.
Officially in the NBA historical ledger, Morris was a professional basketball player.
Lakers rookie Darius Morris doesn't regret leaving Michigan early, believing he helped the program get back on solid ground.