Markieff Morris is a professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA), who takes the position of power forward. He had an impressive start in his professional career after his line-up in the 2011 NBA Draft when he earned a place in extra time as the team’s top striker. Since his drafting with the Phoenix Suns, Markie has had an impressive playing record, with some injury-related and some other reasons. Learn more about his biography/career and family life.
Markieff Morris Bio
The NBA star was born a virgin on September 2, 1989, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was raised by his parents as well as his brothers.
Markieff Morris came to basketball at an early age and began competing in the sport with his teammates in Prep Charter (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) and APEX Academy (Pennsauken, New Jersey). After his impressive skills as a younger baller, he was considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, just as he was listed as the #49 player and #17 power forward of the nation in 2008.
After high school, he went to the University of Kansas from 2008 to 2011 to study American Studies while playing basketball baskets for the Kansas Jayhawks men’s basketball team. After his impressive ball skills, Markieff Morris was voted fifth Team All-America by Fox Sports at the end of his junior season. He played a total of 10 games, of which he started 43, with the Jayhawks’ enforcer scoring a total of 6.1 rebounds, 1.1 blocks, and 13.6 points per game.
In the 2011 NBA Draft, Markie was selected by the Phoenix Suns as the 13th Overall Pick in the draft. He initially signed a four-year rookie contract, which kept him with the Suns until the 2014 season. He then signed another multi-year contract extension with the Talking Stick Resort Arena team. Morris’s new contract was reportedly worth $32 million for a four-year term, which brought his average salary to $8 million.
Two seasons after his new contract, the Philadelphia-born baller found himself at the front door of the Phoenix Suns; according to some reports, this was probably the result of a misdemeanor he had gotten himself into and which, in addition to his average performance in the league at the time, was not well received by the team’s management. Markieff, along with his brother and several others, was accused of beating Erik Hood outside a high school basketball game in January 2015. He was later acquitted of the charge.
The Suns traded him for the Washington Wizards on February 18, 2016, to get Kris Humphries, DeJuan Blair, and Georgios Papagiannis (a 2016 top 9 protected first-round draft pick). Markieff returned to impressive form as he recorded some career highlights. The University of Kansas prodigy, who seems to have a penchant for dedicating long seasons to a team, has been reported to be most eager to end his career with the Wizards. If the team’s management feels that he fits in well with their plans for the coming seasons, Markieff Morris will most likely end his career with the D.C. Wizards.
In his career to date in the two teams he has played for, Markie Morris has scored 5.6 rebounds, 0.6 blocks, and 11.9 points per game. The baller is still very active in the league and with more playing time he will probably improve his career statistics.
Markieff Morris Injury
Markieff Morris is a player who has had a relatively injury-free career, he is not known to be injury-prone and for most of his career, he has always been available to his team on the B court to do his job. However, in the second half of 2017, he suffered a sports fracture that led to surgery to repair the injury. As a result, the baller was disqualified from the NBA on September 22, 2017, but returned on March 13, 2018, with a defeat against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Who Are The Wife, Bother, and Family Members?
Markieff Morris was born the son of Thomasine “Angel” Morris, who has three other sons named Donte, Blake, and David. Markie was born as a twin with his brother Marcus, who came 7 minutes after him. There is no record of who her father is or whether or not he was in his children’s lives.
Just like his brother, Marcus is an NBA star who was voted 14th overall in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. He then played for the Phoenix Suns (2013-2015 together with his brother), Detroit Pistons (2015-2017), and is currently with the Boston Celtics since 2017.
Morris’s elder twin is married to Thereza Wright-Morris, with whom he has a daughter named Jyzelle. She was born sometime in September 2017. Marcus, on the other hand, also has one child, his girlfriend Amber Souls gave birth on July 20, 2018, to a son named Marcus Thomas Morris, Jr.