Markieff Morris (born September 2, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball at the University of Kansas before being drafted 13th overall in the 2011 NBA draft by the Suns.
Morris was selected by the Phoenix Suns with the 13th pick in the 2011 NBA draft. His twin brother, Marcus Morris was drafted by the Houston Rockets five minutes later. On January 8, 2012, Markieff gained his first professional double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds in a blowout 109-93 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. On January 18, Markieff had his first professional start in the NBA against the New York Knicks. However, due to a stomach virus, Markieff 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. On February 8, 2012, Markieff was named to the 2012 Rising Stars challenge, making him the first Suns player since Amar’e Stoudemire to appear in the Rookie Challenge. Morris played for Team Shaq, recording 12 points and six rebounds. On March 25, 2012, Morris recorded a then career-high 22 points to tie Marcin Gortat as the game’s leading scorer in a 108-83 victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
On September 29, 2014, Morris signed a multi-year contract extension with the Phoenix Suns. On November 17, 2014, he recorded a then career-high 30 points in the 118-114 win over the Boston Celtics. On January 13, 2015, he scored a career-high 35 points on 15-of-21 shooting in a 107-100 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. In a game against the Dallas Mavericks on March 22, the Morris twins both had double-doubles in the same game for the first time in their careers.
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