Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Marcus Morris named to 10-person Wooden All-American team

Kansas forward Marcus Morris drives against Richmond forward Justin Harper during the first half on Friday, March 25, 2011 at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

Kansas forward Marcus Morris drives against Richmond forward Justin Harper during the first half on Friday, March 25, 2011 at the Alamodome in San Antonio.


Kansas junior forward Marcus Morris was named to the John R. Wooden All-American team, the Los Angeles Athletic Club announced Wednesday.

Morris, a 6-foot-9 junior from Philadelphia, led KU in scoring with a 17.2-point-per-game average.

The ten-player men’s team included Jimmer Fredette, BYU; Ben Hansbrough, Notre Dame; JaJuan Johnson, Purdue; Kawhi Leonard, San Diego State; Morris, Kansas; Jacob Pullen, Kansas State; Nolan Smith, Duke; Jared Sullinger, Ohio State; Kemba Walker, Connecticut; and Derrick Williams, Arizona.

Voters include nearly 1,000 members of the media who cover men’s and women’s college basketball. Those who voted on the men’s side selected and ranked 10 players.

Voters were asked to take into account performance during the regular season and postseason through the Elite Eight, as well as a player’s character and academic performance.


langes0910 7 years ago

Thank you for your great performance this year Marcus. One more year!!

KUlolly 7 years ago

I would love to see those 10 play together....pretty outstanding bunch!

David Leathers 7 years ago

Hell yea.. Fredette, Morris, and Nolan Smith from Duke... that would be the start to one hell of a triangle offense.

gchawk 7 years ago

Congratulations Marcus, this is quite an honor and you're very deserving of it.

Hail_To_Thee 7 years ago

Congrats Mr Morris. You have made amazing strides since first arriving on campus. If this isnt a testament to working hard and developing in college, then I dont know what is.

Funhawk 7 years ago

A-men to that. Same goes for Markieff. Both twins are incredible hard workers.

Jeff Coffman 7 years ago

And think...come back next year and you can be on the list again!!! You can be King of Jayhwak nation for another year.

justinryman 7 years ago

Congrats! Way to rack up the post season awards Marcus. Wooden All American, All American 2nd team, All Big 12 first team and POY!

Not bad for a Junior, just think what you can repeat on and build upon next season at KU?


squid5963 7 years ago

KU had a good season, 35-3. Much better than the years we got beat in Round Two by the likes of: Bucknell; Bradley; and Northern Iowa. We could easily end up winning next season if the wonderful Morris Twins stay. Hope their mother, Angel, helps them decide.

Andy Hess 7 years ago

Bucknell and Bradley were first round losses.

Michael Auchard 7 years ago

One more year! One more year! The brothers Morrii will own the NCAA next year.

Andy Tweedy 7 years ago

Coach Self has been getting a lot of grief about this loss, and I suppose that's expected. But the development of players like Morris, RussRob, Chalmers, on and on is more proof that this guy can really coach. I can't think of any players who have regressed under Self. More reason for me to be optimistic that Selby will be the real deal if he sticks around long enough.

Ed Brown 7 years ago

I can think of maybe one...JR Giddens. I know HCBS had little to do with that though. To top it off, JR probably makes more than HCBS.

kusayzone 7 years ago

For those who really watch the game have to be wondering about the other twin. Bread and butter, peanut butter and jelly, hot fudge and ice cream....What would life had been like for Marcus without twin brother watching his back? I know there is a love of money, but there is nothing like the love of a brother. Marcus should decide to stay one more year because after life after KU basketball simply becomes a job! There are plenty of KU players in the NBA to consult with on this matter, and I am sure they will tell the Morri to enjoy the college ride as long as they can! KU is special. KU is basketball. Rock Chalk.

KansasBob 7 years ago

Marcus, you are in some fine company. Congratulations. Hope you and your brother decide to stay for your senior year. With no early exits for the NBA, the Jayhawks would pretty much be guaranteed a preseason number one ranking, and be favorites to reach the Final Four. One more opportunity to achieve your dream. Playing in the NBA is great, but that we always be an option, and nothing in the sport's world, in my humble opinion, compares with winning the NCAA Basketball Championship.

Mike Kendall 7 years ago

Marcus---- Nice going! You are with some fine company. Self----ishly, I would love to say one more year, but I know if the money comes calling, I wouldn't blame you if it was time to do this professionally. Good luck with your decision. Rock Chalk forever!

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