Friday, May 27th, 2011 at 4:05 pm  |  32 responses

Markieff Morris: Derrick Williams ‘Not as Good as Advertised’

While Derrick Williams has been open about what he feels will be his success on the next level, Markieff Morris isn’t so sure. From the Washington Post:

“I didn’t think he was as good as advertised,” Morris said. “He got the benefit of the calls from the ref and we had to guard him different. He definitely had a good game against us, because we couldn’t guard him how we wanted to guard him, and that’s what happened.”

So when he hears that Williams is a lock to go in the top two, Morris said, “It’s still surprises me. What he did to Duke, he wouldn’t do that to me or my brother [Marcus]. I’m dead serious. He wouldn’t. At all. He’s good. But if we was to work out, I would go at him and I would be able to stop him more than people would expect, you know what I mean.”


Markieff, from Kansas, is projected to be drafted in the middle of the first round. Derrick William’s is the consensus number two pick.

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  • J.G.

    I wont lie i never heard of the kid until the tournmanet..jimmer fridette will be better then larry bird (me and scottie pippen have the same drug dealer)

  • tRay

    LOL@ J.G.

  • Harlem_World

    He is definitely overrated if he thinks he can take the focus off of Lebron in Cleveland. This kid is just okay. In a weak draft class, he lucked up. Nowhere near Blake level talent. He should downplay the talk, see what the league is REALLY about and keep it moving

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    Markeif Morris is Harvey Grant.
    Markeif Morris is Robin Lopez.
    Markeif Morris is Gerald Wilkins.
    Markeif Morris is Taylor Griffin.
    Markeif Morris is Anthony Parker.
    Markeif Morris is Brent Price.
    Markeif Morris is Jon Barry.
    Markeif Morris is Derrick Gervin.
    Markeif Morris is Albert King.
    Markeif Morris is Jim Paxson.
    Markeif Morris is the less talented sibling who needs to stay in his lane.
    That being said, I mean, Derrick Williams wouldn’t have been the 2nd pick if the likes of Jared Sullinger, Harrison Barnes, and Perry Jones had declared.
    But Markeif is stupid for thinking Williams is overrated. I think he’s rated just right – second best prospect in a weak draft.

  • illadelph

    Markweef is an idiot

    Of course Williams couldnt beat you AND your brother

    thats two against 1
    Thats simply not fair on the streets, in the bedroom, and on the court

  • Flight

    Hahahaa J.G!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max


  • Me

    jalousy? ooooooo Ja-Lousy ;)
    i get’cha

  • http://dude Chukaz

    i actually don’t get why Brandon Knight is not getting #1 pick buss. He’s everything you’d want in a point guard in the year 2011. He’s a clone of Rose, Westbrook, Holiday, and Wall.

  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty

    ^No, hes not.^

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    lol Rigo. naw but his opinions have merit. The style of offense at UA didn’t call for Derrick Williams to do too much low post skill work, so if teams are expecting that out of him they are gonna be sore outta luck for at least a year or two. He’s defense is somewhat questionable too.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    How can you be a clone of 4 completely different PGs?
    AT BEST of those four he is a poor mans Wall.

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    A poor, starving, will-work-for-food man’s John Wall.

  • rkirby

    brandon knight is a totally different player than wall. he can shoot. he can effectively runa half-court offense. he’s not as quick or explosive, but still very athletic. he reminds me of jrue holiday with a jump shot. he’s arguably the second best prospect in this draft. i think derrick williams is the next shelden.

  • Curtis C

    This is so funny… i watched Arizona-Kansas and Williams DESROYED both brothers (who fouled out guarding him) and hung 27 points on them!!
    I guess Markeiff is right… if he and his brother was able to tackle Williams they wouldn’t have been dominated so much..
    hahaha… what an idiot…

  • PAul

    derrick williams is not a star a starter at best and role player at worse no bust potential

  • Stainless

    The wolves should trade The second pick(derrick williams) and Beasley to Toronto for Bargnani and the fifth pick.

  • http://www.courtvisionmag.com caseyouainthurd

    Derrick Williams is overrated, but the draft as a whole is really weak. do expect to much from this class.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    Why would the Wolves do that??

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Shots fired and they haven’t even been drafted yet.

  • http://slamonline.com Yknot

    Derrick Williams=Kurt Thomas=R.I.P. Lorenzen Wright.

  • Fat Lever

    rkirby, except you know, Jrue does have a jump shot.

  • r2j

    Competition? I’m looking forward to see Williams against the Morris brothers these next couple of years. Then we’ll see who’s the better man.

  • Da Holy Karron

    interesting indeed we will see in oct-nov if theres no lock out…

  • Nate C

    Markieff Morris: Not as good as advertised

  • dma

    Kenyon martin

  • ai come back

    yea lets trade away or best talented scorer for EVEN LESS post PRESENCE YEAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    kieff is right about that game, and probably right about williams, but anyone who says something like this always looks foolish. kieff plays good d, rebounds well, has a nice post game, and can hit 3s. will be a solid player for many years.

  • RoG23

    this draft has no elite talent, only alot of ‘possible’ solid role players. so who cares really??

  • http://dude Chukaz

    I didn’t mean clone game wise. I meant physically. They are all really tall pgs with long arms and are really good athletes

  • dma

    I think yiu left off a Collins twin. Just not sure which one

  • Bill Self

    The Morris twins are both over rated. I should know!