American basketball player Marcus Morris became famous with the Boston Celtics, with whom he plays professionally in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Since his NBA Draft 2011 with the Houston Rockets, he has had quite an interesting career with different teams like the Phoenix Suns and the Detroit Pistons. Here are things you might want to know about the star player.
Marcus Morris Biography, Age
The baller was born on September 2, 1989, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as Marcus David Morris. Here he was raised together with 4 brothers by their single mother Thomasine “Angel” Morris.
Although he would develop greatly in basketball, he wanted to become a football player as a child. However, it was Dan Brinkley, who would later become his agent, who convinced him to try basketball. Brinkley decided to persuade him to play basketball because he was his coach during high school.
For his education, Marcus Morris attended Prep Charter High School like his brother, and from there he went to the University of Kansas. During his studies, he was voted 2011 Men’s Basketball Player of the Year by the Big 12 Conference, and in the same year, he was voted second All-American Team.
Marcus Morris NBA Career
Marcus began his professional career when he was selected by the Houston Rockets in the 2011 NBA draft. He remained on the team until 2013 when he moved to the Phoenix Suns where he met his brother and played alongside his brother.
There he recorded his first double-double with career highs of 34 points and 12 rebounds. He achieved this in 2015 before moving to the Detroit Pistons, where he remained until 2017. In a match against the Minnesota Timberwolves, he scored a career-high of 36 points with the club and then another 37 points in a match against the Portland Trail Blazers, both in 2017.
His next step was to move to the Boston Celtics, where he is making a great career with at least 20 points in 4 consecutive games.
Family, Brother, and Girlfriend
As mentioned above, Marcus Morris has 4 brothers, Donte, Blake, and David, and his twin Markieff Morris. Just as he is a basketball star, so is his brother Markieff, who also plays in the NBA for the Washington Wizards. Before moving there in 2016, he played for the Phoenix Suns from 2011 to 2016. There he was allowed to play with his brother from 2013 to 2015. During this time they became the first twins ever to play in an NBA game for the same team.
What has become known about the two brothers is that they have a certain kind of bond that is not known to be shared by many other twins. What makes it even more interesting is that they are identical and Markieff, back when they were playing AAU basketball, was able to switch jerseys with his injured brother to play as him.
Unlike many other basketball stars, Marcus Morris doesn’t have a known girlfriend, and it is not known that he has ever been with anyone in the past. His brother Markieff Morris on the other hand was in a relationship and is actually married to Thereza Morris, with whom he has a daughter.
Salary and Net Worth
In 2014, when he was with the Phoenix Suns, the Morris twins, as Marcus and his brother are known, were awarded a contract worth $52 million for four seasons. While Marcus was then receiving $5 million annually, his brother was receiving $8 million each year.
In 2017 he was transferred to the Boston Celtics, so he would still receive $5 million in 2018 and a little more in the 2018-2019 season.
With his total net worth, although not yet fully verified, it is speculated that he will have an estimated value between $6 and $15 million. Although it could be more, unless it is fully verified, it is still not really known. He has come to make his money from the game he loves and plays, as well as from some sponsorship agreements he has signed in the past. Among them are an AND 1 that he signed with his brother.
Marcus Morris was built to succeed as a basketball player and has the right height and general body structure for the game. He has a height of 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) and a bodyweight of 235 lb (107 kg).