HoopsHype Markieff Morris rumors

April 8, 2011 Updates

On April 1, 2011, it was no joke when I posted a Tweet by Marcus Spears of Yahoo! Sports regarding a man named Jason Martin, who was being publicized as a sports agent, having a solid tie to The Morris twins of Kansas Basketball (Marcus and Markieff). The brothers are likely to be selected in the first round of the 2011 NBA Draft. That is even more the case, now that the twins have signed with an agent. That agent is Tony Dutt of Rival Sports Group LLC, a man that very few believed could be the person connected to Jason Martin. Sports Agent Blog

April 7, 2011 Updates

Kansas junior twin forwards Marcus and Markieff Morris, KU's top two scorers and rebounders this past season, will enter the NBA draft and forgo their senior seasons. The Morris twins will be represented by Rival Sports Group in Beverly Hills, Calif., and agent Tony Dutt, who will handle their contract negotiations with professional teams. Kansas City Star

Marcus and Markieff are both expected to be picked in the first round of the June draft. "I have thoroughly enjoyed my three seasons as a Kansas Jayhawk and consider it a privilege to have had the opportunity to play for coach Self and his staff," Marcus said in a statement. "It was a difficult decision, but I feel it's the right time for me to realize my dream to play in the National Basketball Association." Kansas City Star

Kansas coach Bill Self said about a week ago that he wouldn't be surprised if the twins turned pro, "but certainly it wouldn't surprise me if they didn't. It's kind of up in the air." It sure isn't anymore. "I have enjoyed my three seasons as a Kansas Jayhawk, and consider it a privilege to have had the opportunity to play for Coach Self and his staff," Marcus Morris said in a statement. "It was a difficult decision, but I feel it's the right time for me to realize my dream." Marcus, a second-team All-American, averaged 17.2 points and 7.6 rebounds last season, while Markieff was an honorable-mention All-American after averaging 13.6 points and 8.3 rebounds. "As I move on to the professional stage of my career, I will always remember my time as a Jayhawk," Markieff Morris said. "Playing here has prepared me for the opportunity to have a successful career in the NBA." SI.com

April 6, 2011 Updates

KU juniors Marcus and Markieff Morris have yet to announce whether they will enter the draft or return for their senior seasons. “The twins are back in class, in school. They did go to L.A. (last week to meet with an aspiring agent). The (Morris) family paid for the trip. A decision is close, but has not been made yet,” Self said. Lawrence Journal-World

April 1, 2011 Updates

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