Monte Morris

Monte Morris

Iowa State guard Monte’ Morris is returning for his senior season. The native of Flint, Michigan, announced he will not be entering his name into the 2016 NBA Draft.

Morris is coming off a junior season in which he was named an All Big 12 Second-Team selection. He averaged career highs of 13.9 points, 4.0 rebounds and broke ISU’s single-season record with 6.9 assists per game, which was previously held by Jeff Hornacek.

“After carefully considering all of my options and speaking with Coach Prohm and my family, I have decided to return to Iowa State for my senior season,” Morris said. “Ultimately, it came down to wanting to accomplish a number of things, with earning my degree and continuing my development as a basketball player my top priorities. I want to get stronger and become the best basketball player I can before becoming a professional, and I feel another year at Iowa State can help me do that.”

Morris has played in 105 career games for the Cyclones and made 86 consecutive starts, the fifth-longest streak in school history.