Markieff Morris 2010-11 in PDF Format
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.
Junior Season (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.
Sophomore Season (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).
Freshman Season (2008-09): Appeared in all 35 games with seven starts... Averaged 15.6 minutes, 4.6 points and 4.4 rebounds per contest... His 4.4 rebounds were third among Big 12 freshmen... Shot 50 percent or better in 20 games... Pulled down five or more rebounds 13 times... Blocked multiple shots in eight games... Had seven rebounds against Michigan State in the Sweet 16 game of the NCAA Tournament (3/27)... That followed a five-rebound game against Dayton (3/22)... Had six points, nine rebounds and three blocked shots against Missouri (2/9)... Scored a career-high 10 points against Colorado (1/31)... Pulled down eight rebounds and blocked three shots against Siena (1/6)... Dished out a career-high four assists at Arizona (12/23)... Had eight points on 3-of-4 shooting with five rebounds against Temple (12/20), his second start of the season... Scored eight points against New Mexico State (12/3)... Hit his first career three-point shot vs. Syracuse (11/25)... Started first career game against Florida Gulf Coast (11/18), scored six points and pulled down five rebounds... Pulled down 15 rebounds against UMKC (11/16) in the season opener, the most by a Jayhawk since Nick Collison had 21 in the 2003 NCAA Championship game against Syracuse.
At APEX Academy: Averaged 27.2 points and 12 rebounds to earn team MVP honors in 2007-08... Played with brother Marcus in the Jordan Brand Regional Game in 2008 at Madison Square Garden.
High School: Named best defender in 2007... Named best defender and rebounder in 2006 and 2005... Won state titles with Philadelphia Prep Charter in 2007 and 2006... Coached by Dan Brinkley... Prep Charter finished 27-4 in 2007 and 28-5 in 2006... Was second on the team in scoring - behind his brother Marcus - his senior year with 16 points per game... Also averaged 15 boards as a senior... Had 16 points and 16 rebounds in the 2007 state title game against Aliquippa... Made the game-winning shot in the city title game in scoring 23 points with 18 rebounds and eight blocked shots against Gratz... The 18 rebounds are the fifth-most in Philadelphia public league history... Averaged 10.9 points per game his junior season.
Off the Court: Born in Philadelphia, Pa... Majored in American studies... Mother is Thomasine Morris... Has four brothers, Donte, Blake, David and twin teammate Marcus.
Career Honors: 2010-11: Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team... All-Big 12 Second Team... Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week (Dec. 27)... iBN Las Vegas Invitational All-Tournament Team. 2009-10: Big 12 All-Improved Team (media).