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Monday, December 27, 2010

Markieff Morris named Big 12 player of the week

Kansas players Markieff Morris, left, Josh Selby and Thomas Robinson go after a rebound against Cal during the first half, Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010 at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, California. At left is Cal forward Harper Kamp.

Kansas players Markieff Morris, left, Josh Selby and Thomas Robinson go after a rebound against Cal during the first half, Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010 at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, California. At left is Cal forward Harper Kamp.

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Kansas junior forward Markieff Morris was selected as the Big 12's player of the week, the conference announced Monday.

Morris, a 6-foot-10 native of Philadelphia, posted a career-high 21 points in KU's 78-63 victory over Cal on Wednesday. He was 8-for-14 from the floor with 10 rebounds and two steals while playing a career-high 31 minutes.

Morris now has two double-doubles in his last three games. He leads the Big 12 in rebounding with 9.1 rebounds per game.

Texas' Tristan Thompson was selected as the Big 12's rookie of the week.

Comments

REHawk 3 years, 3 months ago

Congrats, Kieff, both for your Player of Week and Big 12 rebound stats. And for playing steady and very well at both ends of the court vs. Cal. Josh, don't feel slighted after your super performance vs. Cal. That Longhorn win at Michigan State was huge, and Thompson was a major factor. Your game progressed by big leaps last week. You will soon get the chance to pit your skills against all the highly rated freshmen in the Big 12.

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jayhawkinnebr 3 years, 3 months ago

Saaallllllluuuuuuuttttttteeeeee!

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swunruh 3 years, 3 months ago

Good work Kieff !! Now...Christmas is over. What is happening with Ben McLemore and DeAndre Daniels? Weren't we supposed to hear some good news from Santa?

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KU_FanSince75 3 years, 3 months ago

Kieff, congrats---keep getting better!

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wrwlumpy 3 years, 3 months ago

Big ten getting all the pre-season hype.

Mizzou over Illinois Texas over Michigan State Colorado over Indiana Iowa State over Iowa

KU and OSU are even. Big 12 so far has done it's job.

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chriz 3 years, 3 months ago

Now if Kieff could finally start playing under control and stop letting his emotions get the best of him, we might finally have a team. Too bad for all those technicals he keeps getting... (Kidding! This is in response to all the clatter last week about the Twins not taking control of their emotions.)

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YuCoJayHawk 3 years, 3 months ago

Good example would be Gonzaga, who has played 5 teams ( that were ranked at the time they played), but Gonzaga is only 1-4 vs. those 5 teams. So, they have a good strength of schedule at #18, but their overall RPI is only #65 because they are 1-5 vs the RPI top 100.

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YuCoJayHawk 3 years, 3 months ago

time for a KU RPI update! I find it hard to believe KU is # 1 in RPI right now! It seems many teams have played much tougher schedules than KU so far, but I guess what you have to remember is that the RPI takes into account how you do against those teams. KU is 8-0 vs the RPI top 100. No other college basketball team is really even close to that. Gtown is 6-1 vs. RPI top 100, Duke is 4-0, Syracuse is 6-0.... KU's strength of schedule is currently #6. It seems that KU has rarely played a top 10 team early in the season in the past few years, but I guess they play alot of teams ranked in the top 50, cuz their SOS is always tough.

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amaldy 3 years, 3 months ago

I believe his son is playing high school ball in Lawrence . . . so he might want to wait until he is done in high school.

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Mike Bratisax 3 years, 3 months ago

Markieff has improved his game step by step during the season and w/leaps between seasons, he has consistently made himself a force to be reckoned with.

Both brothers first rounders if they left after this season?

I think so but hope they stay. Another year w/HCBS and Danny Manning can only help move them up the board.

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mikehawk 3 years, 3 months ago

I am hesitant to wax too psychological on this matter, but it may be good for Markieff to stay back and have a year by himself while his brother will clearly be ready for the NBA. Sometimes you get the sense he defers on some level to Marcus.

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clevelandjayhawker 3 years, 3 months ago

Way to go Kieff, you werent even Keegan's player of the game.

Any update on Daniels or McLemore???

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Ron Franklin 3 years, 3 months ago

fo sho. if kief can be this production up, teams will have to game plan for him as well as Marcus & Selby.

and it appears that he has gotten a handle on his fouls lately.

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yates33333 3 years, 3 months ago

You mean after the first two games that Selby had he wasn't named rookie of the week? Ye, Gads! What a crooked operation.

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