Kansas retires Marcus Morris’ No. 22 jersey
Morris is part of a rich tradition of NBA stars that went to Kansas. His efforts were recognized after the organization retired his jersey up in the rafters in Allen Fieldhouse on Monday, via Kansas’ official Twitter
"Two kids from North Philadelphia took this journey together…"
— Kansas Basketball (@KUHoops) February 18, 2020
There is no question that Morris is certainly deserving of the honor, especially considering all the things he accomplished during his time in Lawrence. He played an integral role in helping the Jayhawks win three Big-12 regular-season titles, two Big 12 Tournaments, and an appearance in the Elite 8 during his junior year. It was during that year he was named Big 12 Player of the Year and a Consensus second-team All-American en route to being taken with the 14th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.
Marcus Morris admittedly wishes he was able to share the honor with his twin brother Markieff after the pair made a name for themselves in college. Regardless, he can take solace in the fact that the two still managed to enjoy plenty of success together before making the jump to the NBA.
Although the new Clippers forward initially struggled to find his footing early on, he has emerged as a bona fide starter with his prowess on both ends of the floor. Morris’ competitive nature also tends to make him a fan favorite everywhere he goes.
The veteran now finds himself in a position to add to his resume after being traded to a legitimate championship contender in the Clippers.