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August 22, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
The attorney for Markieff Morris entered a not-guilty plea yesterday to charges that the former Prep Charter star fired a BB gun from his University of Kansas apartment over the weekend. KU public safety said Morris, 18, admitted shooting an Airsoft rifle BB gun from the window of his Jayhawker Towers apartment on Saturday. A 47-year-old woman in the courtyard below was hit in the arm by a plastic pellet and suffered minor injuries. Morris, who is charged with battery, was suspected of using alcohol, police said.
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June 15, 2011
The 76ers will host five prospects in their fifth pre-draft workout Wednesday morning at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. The group is headlined by 6-foot-9 forward Markieff Morris, a former Prep Charter star. Morris and his twin brother, Marcus, declared for the draft after their junior seasons at Kansas. The NBA draft is scheduled for June 23. The Sixers hold a first-round pick, No. 16 overall, and a second-round pick (50th overall). Wednesday's workout will include forwards Tyler Honeycutt (UCLA)
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June 15, 2011 | By BOB COONEY, cooneyb@phillynews.com
In 8 short days the future of the 76ers could take a decided turn. Before the NBA draft next Thursday the Sixers could move a player or more and totally revamp their roster, or they could stand pat, make their picks at Nos. 16 and 50, and move from there. Today at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, five more potential draft picks will work out for the team's brass. Scheduled to come in are Markieff Morris, from Kansas, UCLA's Tyler Honeycutt, Eniel Polynice of Seton Hall, Xavier Silas from Northern Illinois and Villanova's Antonio Pena.
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June 25, 2011 | Daily News Wire Services
Markieff Morris was born 7 minutes ahead of twin brother Marcus. He was first into the NBA, too, selected by the Phoenix Suns at No. 13 overall, 5 minutes before the Houston Rockets made Marcus the No. 14 pick. Markieff was in sweltering Phoenix yesterday to be introduced at a news conference at US Airways Center with his mother, Angel, beaming from the front row. The 6-9, 245-pound power forward said he will miss playing alongside his brother, as the pair did at Prep Charter and then at Kansas, but he smiled while noting that Steve Nash might be an upgrade as a teammate.
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December 29, 2011 | BY BOB COONEY, cooneyb@phillynews.com
PHOENIX - Life in the NBA is a huge adjustment for any rookie. Not only is the game played at a level that is extremely higher than he is accustomed to, but the added travel, longer season and all the intangibles that come with being an NBA player can sometimes be quite overwhelming. For Phoenix Suns rookie Markieff Morris, it is all that - and then some. For the first time in his life Morris is separated from twin brother Marcus, who was taken by Houston with the 14th overall pick in June's draft, one slot after Markieff.
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June 16, 2011 | By BOB COONEY, cooneyb@phillynews.com
The separation has begun, for both the 76ers and for local talent Markieff Morris. The Sixers worked out five more players yesterday at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in preparation for next Thursday's draft, in which they hold the 16th and 50th picks. The look-see included Morris, the Kansas and Prep Charter product and twin brother of Marcus. Many mock drafts have Markieff, a 6-9 1/2, 245-pound power forward who led the Big 12 in rebounding (8.3) and shooting percentage (58.9 percent)
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March 21, 2011
Rick Jackson, F (Syracuse/Neumann-Goretti): 7 pts., 4 reb. vs. Marquette. Scoop Jardine, G (Syracuse/Neumann-Goretti): 6 pts., 6 ast. vs. Marquette. Dion Waiters, G (Syracuse/Burlington Life Academy): 18 pts., 3 reb. vs. Marquette. Marcus Morris, F (Kansas/Prep Charter): 17 pts., 12 reb. vs. Illinois. Markieff Morris, F (Kansas/Prep Charter): 24 pts., 12 reb. vs. Illinois. SATURDAY Charles Okwandu, C (Connecticut/Transfer from Harcum J.C.)
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May 7, 2011 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kansas juniors Marcus and Markieff Morris and DePaul junior Keisha Hampton are the inaugural Phoenix Club college players of the year. The Phoenix Club of Philadelphia was created in 2008 to recognize outstanding male and female basketball players from the city's Public League. The Morris twins are men's co-players of the year. The Prep Charter products led the Jayhawks (35-3) to the Elite Eight in the NCAA tournament. Marcus Morris, a 6-foot-9, 235-pound forward, averaged a team-leading 17.2 points to go with 7.6 rebounds while earning Associated Press second-team all-American honors.
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February 23, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Markieff Morris said it was one of the best feelings of his young NBA career: The second-year Phoenix Suns forward, a two-time state champion at Philadelphia's Prep Charter, will be reunited with his twin brother, Marcus, after a Wednesday night trade with the Houston Rockets. Houston dealt 6-foot-9 forward Marcus Morris to Phoenix for a second-round draft pick. The twins starred together at the University of Kansas. "Oh, man, this is unbelievable," Markieff Morris said Thursday night in a telephone interview.
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March 5, 2015 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
THE NUMBERS just don't add up. That could profit the Sixers. Thomas Robinson finished second in Wooden Award voting, then went fifth in the 2012 draft, but he didn't get his first NBA start until he'd been in the league more than 200 games. Only 23, he is with his fifth team in three seasons. That's a lot of numbers, but none of them are the type that excite the Sixers, the most number-centric franchise in all of pro sports. What Robinson is, and what he could become, transcends numbers.
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November 24, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
EVEN GIANTS need their mom's cornbread every once in awhile. Marcus and Markieff Morris , the double-trouble Philly-born twins who play for the Phoenix Suns, don't get to have Thanksgiving with the fam, so their mom, Thomasine "Angel" Morris , put on Thanksgiving a week early at Old City's Power Plant (230 N. 2nd St.). And because it's Thanksgiving, she invited the whole team, feeding a total of 64 people last Thursday when the Suns were in town to play the Sixers, filling up the visiting team with a meal of home-cooked turkey, ham, collards, green beans, rice, mac-and-cheese, stuffing and gravy.
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November 23, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Phoenix Suns were determined not to be the team that the Sixers got their first win against, that their losing streak ended on. Not after Suns guard Eric Bledsoe said his alma mater, Kentucky, would beat the Sixers in five games of a seven-game series. Not if the Suns want to be a legitimate Western Conference playoff team. A team trying to save face after a teammate's comment and calling itself a playoff contender had to not just beat, but destroy, the winless Sixers. And that's exactly what happened in Friday night's 122-96 setback at Wells Fargo Center.
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November 23, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Back in 2007, Marcus and Markieff Morris played basketball in Philadelphia in the shadows of Scoop Jardine, Rick Jackson, and Brad Wanamaker. At the time, Wanamaker was The Inquirer's Southeastern Pennsylvania player of the year as a senior at Roman Catholic High School. Jardine and Jackson were Syracuse-bound seniors at Neumann-Goretti. Meanwhile, the Morris twins were regarded as good but not great seniors at Prep Charter. Of the five, the Morrises were the least likely to play in the NBA. Or so we thought.
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January 29, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Phoenix Suns came to town, devoured cheesesteaks, and handed the 76ers their third consecutive setback. Riding Goran Dragic and Gerald Green, the Suns prevailed, 124-113, Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Green finished with a season-high 30 points and Dragic added 24 as Phoenix improved to 26-18 this season. The Sixers dropped to 14-31 after losing for the 10th time in 12 games. "We didn't come out like we intended," said coach Brett Brown, whose Sixers gave up 40 first-quarter points.
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January 28, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
A LATE JANUARY visit to Philadelphia for the Phoenix Suns, in the midst of a 5-day, four-game road trip, normally wouldn't cause any extra excitement for the visitors. But this date has been circled on the calendar since the beginning of the season for one of their players, and a couple of others always have a little extra anticipation for this one as well. Dionte Christmas, the Samuel Fels High and Temple grad, had a longer journey to the NBA than most, getting his shot this season with the Suns at the age of 27 after spending 4 years overseas - playing in the Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Russia, Turkey - in pursuit of his dream.
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December 30, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHOENIX - They are representing Philadelphia in the Southwest. Guard Dionte Christmas and forwards and twins Marcus and Markieff Morris bring a Philadelphia flavor to the Phoenix Suns. "It's amazing," Markieff Morris said of three Philadelphians playing on the same team, before the Suns played the 76ers. "We are just making it happen for the city and doing what we've got to do. " The Morris twins even showed Christmas a little brotherly love after he signed his free-agent contract with the team on Sept.
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August 2, 2013 | By Tyler R. Tynes, Inquirer Staff Writer
Markieff Morris slid his feet carefully around a folding chair. He received a pass inside the arc and focused on the basket. He rose for the shot. Swish. Morris made a few shots and sat on the baseline of a practice court at McGonigle Hall on Wednesday before Temple's first basketball team workout. He and his twin brother, Marcus, were preparing for the NBA season with strength coach Chuck Ellis. The Philadelphia natives and members of the Phoenix Suns usually work out with Ellis in the offseason, a habit they started after they left Kansas.
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April 13, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHOENIX - Markieff Morris doesn't just have his brother back. He has his driver back. Since Marcus and Markieff Morris were growing up as twin basketball standouts in Philadelphia, Marcus was always the driver. It remained the same way when they played at Kansas and in summers back home. Whenever they needed to go somewhere together, Marcus drove. In 2011, when the former Prep Charter stars entered the NBA draft, Markieff was the No. 13 pick to the Phoenix Suns, and Marcus went one pick later to the Houston Rockets.
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February 23, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Markieff Morris said it was one of the best feelings of his young NBA career: The second-year Phoenix Suns forward, a two-time state champion at Philadelphia's Prep Charter, will be reunited with his twin brother, Marcus, after a Wednesday night trade with the Houston Rockets. Houston dealt 6-foot-9 forward Marcus Morris to Phoenix for a second-round draft pick. The twins starred together at the University of Kansas. "Oh, man, this is unbelievable," Markieff Morris said Thursday night in a telephone interview.
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