Former Michigan Lakers and 76ers star Darius Morris has died at the age of 33

Darius Morris, the former Michigan star who played four seasons in the NBA, has died at age 33.

No cause of death was given, but he was at home in Los Angeles and His family released this statement to TMZ:

β€œIt is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved son, Darius Aaron Morris. During this time of transition, his family asks that you respect their desire for privacy and grace.”

Morris was born and raised in Los Angeles, where he led Windward High School to a state championship. He then played two seasons at Michigan, where he set the all-time single-season assist record with 235 and led the team to the third round of the NCAA Tournament in 2011. His former coach wrote this on X (formerly Twitter).

The Lakers selected Morris and brought him back to Los Angeles. He played for the team for two seasons during the Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash eras. He also played for the 76ers, Clippers, Grizzlies and Nets over the course of his four-year NBA career. He then spent time in the G-League and played overseas in China, Russia and France.

Our thoughts are with the Morris family.

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