Chris Morris

 

Christopher Vernard Morris (born January 20, 1966) is a retired American professional basketball player. In his 11 season (1988–1999) National Basketball Association career, the 6’8″ small forward played for the New Jersey Nets, Utah Jazz, and Phoenix Suns. He is a graduate of Atlanta’s Douglass High School where his jersey has been retired and played for the Auburn University Tigers. He scored 8,184 total points in his NBA career.

Morris was drafted with the 4th overall pick in 1988 NBA draft, and appeared in the 1989 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, finishing 8th place out of 8 contestants.

On March 2, 1993, with the New Jersey Nets, he shattered a backboard with a slam dunk during a regular season game against the Chicago Bulls.

With the Utah Jazz, Morris played in the 1997 and 1998 NBA Finals.

Following the 1998–99 NBA lockout, Morris signed with the Phoenix Suns in February 1999. In 2001 played for the Harlem Globetrotters.

The 6’8″ small forward played for the New Jersey Nets, Utah Jazz, and Phoenix Suns. He is a graduate of Atlanta’s Douglass High School where his jersey has been retired and played for the Auburn University Tigers. He scored 8,184 total points in his NBA career.

 

 

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Career highlights and awards
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (1989)
2× First-team All-SEC (1987, 1988)
Career NBA statistics
Points 8,184 (11.0 ppg)
Rebounds 3,544 (4.7 rpg)
Assists 1,182 (1.6 apg)

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