Kansas basketball: Top ten Jayhawks of the decade

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4. Marcus Morris, Kansas basketball 2008-2011

When Marcus Morris and his twin brother Markieff committed to Kansas, the Jayhawks got one of the best package deals of all time. The twins would go on to have exceptional careers at Kansas, but Marcus’ was especially great.

In his three years with Kansas, Morris averaged 12.6 and 6.2 rebounds per game. He was second-team All-Big 12 in his sophomore year, but his third season with Kansas is where Morris solidified himself as one of the greats.

In his junior season, Morris was putting up 17.2 points and 7.6 rebounds per game, which earned him the Big 12 Player of the Year Award.

Morris was also first-team All-Big 12, a consensus second-team All-American, and a Wooden Award finalist in his final year with the Jayhawks.

He finished his career with 1,371 points which currently ranks him at 28th in Kansas basketball history.

In the 2011 NBA Draft, Morris was selected by the Houston Rockets with the fourteenth overall pick. He’s currently playing professional basketball for the New York Knicks.