Markieff Morris is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the Kansas Jayhawks before being drafted 13th overall in the 2011 NBA draft by the Phoenix Suns. He has four brothers, Donte, Blake, David and twin Marcus, who plays for the LA Clippers.
About Markieff Morris in brief
Markieff Morris is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the Kansas Jayhawks before being drafted 13th overall in the 2011 NBA draft by the Phoenix Suns. He has four brothers, Donte, Blake, David and twin Marcus, who currently plays for the LA Clippers. Morris was named to the 2012 Rising Stars challenge, making him the first Suns player since Amar’e Stoudemire to appear in the Rookie Challenge. On September 29, 2014, Morris signed a multi-year contract extension with the Suns. Morris is the first player since Yao Ming in 2002 to score at least 27 points and grab 15 rebounds off the bench. He is also the third player since 1989 to shoot over 75% from the field in three consecutive games with at least 12 attempts each game; Dwight Howard and Charles Barkley were the first two players to accomplish this. The Morris twins went on to become the first brothers ever to start alongside each other on the same team, with Dick and Tom Van Arsdale being the first twins to play together during the 1976–77 season.
Morris’ brother Marcus was traded to the Suns on February 21, 2013, reuniting them after two years of playing for separate teams. On November 17, 2014 he recorded a then career-high 30 points in a 118–114 win over the Boston Celtics. He and Marcus, alongside teammates Goran Dragić and Zoran Dragic, all briefly played together for the Goran Zoranic-less Phoenix Suns in the 2014-15 NBA season. He was named the Western Conference Player of the Week for the November 4 to 11, 2013 period after averaging 22. 8 points, 8. 8 rebounds, 0 steals and 0 steals. He also had 27 rebounds in a 99–90 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in a game where he also had 15 points and 15 rebounds. On February 8, 2012, he recorded his first professional double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds in a blowout 109–93 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. On January 18, Morris had his firstprofessional start in the NBA against the New York Knicks, but due to a stomach virus, only played for 5 minutes, scoring 3 points and grabbing 2 steals before Channing Frye took over the power forward position in a 91–88 Phoenix win.