Markieff Morris Celebrity Life
Markieff Morris is a professional player of basketball from America. He currently plays for the team of Detroit Pistons of NBA. During his college days, he played for Kansas University after which he was drafted in the NBA draft of 2011 by Phoenix Suns as the thirteenth pick.
Morris was born on 2nd September 1989 in Philadelphia. His father’s name is Thomasine Morris. He has 4 brothers Blake, Donte, Marcus who plays for NY Knicks and David. In the year 2008, he was considered as the 4-star recruit by Rivals.com and was listed as #17 power forward and also #49 player of the nation.
Morris attended Kansas University where he studied American studies. Morris and his brother, Marcus, signed along with an agent of sports from LA and announced of their entrance into the draft of NBA in the year 2011. Right after his junior year, he was picked to 5th Team All America by Fox Sports.
He got selected by the team of Phoenix Suns in the NBA draft of 2011 as the thirteenth overall pick. On 8th January 2012, he recorded his first double-double by scoring 13 points along with 10 rebounds in a win of 109-93 against the Milwaukee Bucks.
On 18th January, he started his 1st professional game fin NBA against the team of NY Knicks. On 8th February 2012, he was selected for Rising Stars challenge for the year 2012. This made him the first players of the Suns right after Stoudemire who appeared in a rookie challenge. He played for the team of Shaq and recorded 12 points and 6 rebounds.
Due to NBA lockout of 2011, Morris played his first Summer League in the year 2012 in which he had an average of 19.8 points along with rebounds of 9.8 in every game. He started his season of 2012 by scoring a then season-high with sixteen points against the team of Miami Heat.
On 6th December 2012, he recorded a career-high with 17 rebounds in a loss of 97-94 against Mavericks. On 21 February 2013, Marcus, Morris’s brother was traded to the team of Phoenix Suns and thus reunited them after playing for 2 different teams after 2 years.
On 6th November 2013, he recorded his career-high with 23 points along with 12 rebounds against the team of SA Spurs. For his improvements in the season of 2013-2014 as the sixth man, he was selected for the NBA Improved Player award along with the NBA Sixth Man award.
On 18th February 2016, Morris was traded to the team of Washington Wizards. He made his debut for the team of Wizards the next day with a win of 98-86 against the team of Pistons with a record of 6 points and 2 rebounds in a game of 22 minutes.
On 29th February 2016, he scored his first double-double while playing for Wizard with total of 16 points along with 13 rebounds in a win of 116-108 against the team of Philadelphia 76ers. On 20th February 2019, he signed a contract with Oklahoma City Thunder. Morris signed with Detroit Pistons on 6th July 2019.
Markieff married Thereza Morris and he is the father of a daughter. He along with his brother Marcus was selected by the team of Houston Rockets in the NBA draft of 2011 as 14th overall pick. On 24th January 2015, both the brothers were found involved in 2 cases of assault as 5 different men allegedly tortured an old man named Eric Hood of 36 years outside the Nina Mason Recreation Center in Arizona.
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