Five things you may not know about Anthony Morrow (7/19/13)
Five things you may not know about Anthony Morrow
By: Jim Eichenhofer, Pelicans.com, @Jim_Eichenhofer
1) Despite an impressive track record of three-point accuracy over four years in college at Georgia Tech, Morrow went undrafted by the NBA in 2008. He shot over 40 percent from beyond the arc in each of his final three college seasons. Of 14 players on the Pelicans’ current roster, only Morrow, Brian Roberts and Greg Stiemsma were not drafted.
2) It didn’t take him long to prove that NBA scouts made a significant oversight by not making him one of the 60 players drafted in 2008. In his first-ever NBA start (and only his fourth game overall as a pro), Morrow stunned the league by pouring in 37 points for Golden State against the Clippers on Nov. 15, 2008. He was a scorching-hot 15-for-20 from the field and 4-for-5 from three-point range.
3) He’ll be wearing uniform No. 3 for the Pelicans. He tweeted that piece of news from his Twitter account @MrAnthonyMorrow on Friday.
4) He competed against Ryan Anderson (then of the Magic) in the 2012 NBA three-point shootout in Orlando. In a classy tribute to one of the game’s greatest all-time shooters, he wore the No. 3 jersey of the late Drazen Petrovic during the competition.
5) While playing for the New Jersey Nets, he poured in a career-best 42 points vs. Minnesota on Feb. 3, 2012. Among the 14 current Pelicans, Morrow and Eric Gordon (41 in a January 2009 game for the Clippers vs. Oklahoma City) are the only players who’ve had a 40-point game in the NBA.