Markieff Morris - Draft Prospect Profile

Markieff Morris (Kansas)
Height: 6-10  Weight: 245lbs
Position: F
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Overview: A key contributor the last three seasons who played the No. 4 and No. 5 positions... KU's leading rebounder and shot blocker in 2010-11... Ranks 18th on KU's all-time rebounding list with 662 and 17th on the all-time blocks list with 103.

2010-11: An All-Big 12 Second-Team selection, he played in all 38 games for the Jayhawks, starting all but three contests... Second-leading scorer on the team with a 13.6 ppg average... Led the Big 12 in field goal percentage (58.9) and rebounding at 8.3 boards per game.... His field goal percentage also ranked 12th nationally... Hit a career-high in both points and rebounds in a win against Colorado (2/19), scoring 26 points and grabbing 15 rebounds... Selected to the Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team after scoring 14.7 ppg and grabbing 7.3 rpg en route to the tourney championship... Scored in double figures in all but seven of KU's 38 contests... Played a career-high 35 minutes against Michigan (1/9), averaging 24.4 mpg on the season... Shot 42.4 percent from behind the three-point arc (25-of-59)... Shot 90 percent from the field (9-of-10) in a win against Baylor (1/17) in a 19 point scoring effort... Shot 63.2 percent from the field in Big 12 play... Led the conference in double-doubles with 13, the ninth most in KU history... He had 15 games with double-figure rebounds

2009-10: Started the first two games of the season... Averaged 6.8 ppg and 5.3 rpg and played in all 36 games... His 5.3 rpg ranked third on the team... Ranked second on the team in blocked shots with 35... Was 15th in the Big 12 with 1.0 blocked shots per contest... Had 10 games with multiple blocked shots... Shot 56.6 percent for the season and 55.9 percent in league play... Had eight games of 10-plus points, including five in the final 10 games of the season... Pulled down seven-plus rebounds eight times... Made 10 three-pointers for the season... Averaged 9.3 ppg, 6.7 rpg and blocked five shots in the Big 12 Championship.... Was 3-for-4 in scoring 10 points against Northern Iowa (3/20) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament... Was 8-for-11 with 19 points and six rebounds in the Big12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series victory at UCLA (12/6)... Had one double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds against LaSalle (12/12)... Also had a career-high four blocked shots and was 5-for-6 from the field against LaSalle... Narrowly missed a double-double with nine points and 11 rebounds versus Missouri (1/25).

Born in Philadelphia, Pa... Majored in American studies... Mother is Thomasine Morris... Has four brothers, Donte, Blake, David and twin teammate Marcus.