Marquese Chriss Headshot

Marquese

Chriss

PPG

6.5

RPG

6.5

APG

1.0

PIE

11.0

6'9" | 240lb | 23 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Selected by the Sacramento Kings in the first round (eighth overall) of the 2016 NBA Draft (June 23, 2016) … Heading into 2019-20 season, he appeared in 197 career games (126 starts), averaging 7.6 points (.429 FG%, .296 3P%, .628 FT%), 4.5 rebounds, 0.8 assists in 19.1 minutes per game in three seasons with the Phoenix Suns (2016-17 - 2017-18), Houston Rockets (2018-19) and Cleveland Cavaliers (2018-19) During 2017-18 season, he joined Kevin Durant and LeBron James as the only players who were under the age of 21 by February 1st of their second season to record at least 1,300 points, 700 rebounds, 100 blocks, 100 steals and 100 3-pointers made within their first two seasons … Was named NBA All-Rookie Second Team and Western Conference Rookie of the Month in January 2017 … Competed in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge during NBA All-Star Weekend in 2017.

BEFORE NBA

In lone season at Washington, averaged 13.7 points (.530 FG%), 5.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game ... Earned Honorable Mention Pac-12 All-Freshman team honors ... Swatted away 55 shots, breaking the Washington freshman single-season record held by Spencer Hawes … Dating back to 1992-93, was one of seven Division I freshman to record at least 450 points, 150 rebounds, 30 steals, 50 blocks and 20 3-pointers made in a single season.

PERSONAL LIFE

Son of Shawntae and Michael Wright... Has a sister, Iyanna, and a brother, Michael... Nickname is Quese... Began playing basketball during his freshman year of high school and was nearly cut from his school’s basketball team... Was initially into football before his mother convinced him to switch sports after he broke his collarbone.