Oakland’s Duke Mondy reminds Greg Kampe of former Michigan guard Darius Morris

October 31, 2012 in Division I

By Patrick Hayes

Oakland University beat Davenport in its exhibition opener Tuesday (note: check out our new college scores page), and Paul Kampe of The Oakland Press reports that Oakland point guard Duke Mondy, a Providence transfer, was impressive:

“He reminds me a lot of (former Michigan guard) Darius Morris,” (coach Greg) Kampe said of the 6-foot-4 Mondy. “With that kind of size, he can deliver that kind of pass.”

The veteran coach did have one critique for his new point guard, whom he has compared to Oakland great Johnathon Jones, who once led the NCAA in assists.

“He’s got to understand with his size, this isn’t the Big East, where he would shoot those wraparound jumpers. He doesn’t have to do that here.”

That’s pretty high praise, considering Morris is in the NBA right now as a backup guard for the Los Angeles Lakers. Mondy is one of the more intriguing players in the Summit League this season and, if he’s as good as advertised, Oakland could make a run at another league title.

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