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LA Clippers | #8 | Forward

Marcus

Morris Sr.

PPG

15.4

RPG

4.4

APG

2.1

PIE

9.5

HEIGHT

6'8" (2.03m)

WEIGHT

218lb (99kg)

COUNTRY

USA

LAST ATTENDED

Kansas

AGE

33 years

BIRTHDATE

September 2, 1989

DRAFT

2011 R1 Pick 14

EXPERIENCE

11 Years

6'8" | 218lb | 33 years

DRAFT

2011 R1 Pick 14

BIRTHDATE

September 2, 1989

COUNTRY

USA

LAST ATTENDED

Kansas

EXPERIENCE

11 Years

Player Bio

Marcus Morris was born in Philadelphia in 1989, seven minutes after his twin brother Markieff. The two are so identical that they once switched classes for a full day in the third grade. They followed identical basketball paths, both playing at Preparatory Charter High School in Philadelphia, where they led the Prep Charter High School Eagles to back-to-back State titles in 2006 and 2007. Being young for their grade, they then attended APEX Academy in Pennsauken, New Jersey, where Marcus averaged 24.8 ppg, before committing to play collegiate basketball at the University of Kansas with his brother. As pros, the brothers helped create their Family Over Everything Foundation, which "supports children and families, with a particular focus on single-parent households, by providing high quality programs, services and initiatives that help ease the strains and burdens often felt by single parents, families in underserved communities, and at-risk members of society." More information can be found on its website, www.foefoundation.org. You can follow Marcus Morris on Twitter @MookMorris2 and on Instagram @Foestar13. Marcus Morris played for Kansas with his twin brother Markieff for three seasons from 2008 to 2011. Marcus was the more offensive oriented of the twins, but he was a spot starter as a freshman. He provided 7.4 points and 4.7 rebounds in 18.5 minutes his first year in Kansas. The Jayhawks advanced to the Sweet 16 and Morris started all three NCAA Tournament games. Morris started 33 games a sophomore and put up 12.8 points and 6.1 rebounds. He also connected on 37.5 percent of his 3-pointers. Morris scored 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the first round win over Lehigh in the NCAA Tournament, but his 16 points were not enough to slow Northern Iowa in the second round. As a junior, Morris was named Big 12 Player of the Year for averaging 17.2 points and 7.6 rebounds. He had 10 double-doubles, including a pair of three-game streaks. The forward exploded for 33 points and 13 rebounds in a win over Iowa State. He had two double-doubles in the NCAA Tournament and helped Kansas to the Elite Eight. At the end of the season, Morris was named to the 2010-11 AP All-America Second Team. After his junior season, Morris declared for the 2011 draft.