There are many records waiting to be broken as to who will improve them in the National Basketball Association league. Among them are the 100 thefts, three-pointers, and blocks of Marquese Chriss, which he accumulated at the age of 20 years and 213 days. If you look at the NBA records, you will see that he is the third-youngest player in the history of the league to have succeeded. The only two players who have ever done this feat in their younger years are King LeBron and Kevin Durant.
How old is Marquese Chriss; what is his story? Let’s find out how his career began and other details about his life.
Marquese Chriss Bio (Age)
Marquee Chriss was born on July 2, 1997, the son of Shawntae Wright, a licensed clinical employee in California. Although not much is known about his biological father, we can say that he has a good relationship with Michael Wright, his stepfather. Marquese has 8 siblings – 3 brothers and 5 sisters.
Chriss grew up in Sacramento, California, and played both basketball and American football. In eighth grade, Marquese landed unluckily on his shoulder and broke his collarbone trying to catch a long pass. Afterward, his mother refused to play football with him. So Chriss started his long romance with basketball.
Chriss, who is new to basketball, almost didn’t make it, but his energy and commitment stood out. As a newcomer, he had zero competitive experience in basketball but worked his way up to the starting lineup. When he led his school to a 28-6 record and a state championship, colleges began offering him scholarships. Eventually, he accepted one from the University of Washington. Meanwhile, as a senior at Pleasant Grove High School, he averaged 21.9 points, 11.6 rebounds, and 3.1 blocks per game. This earned him wide recognition as he was ranked among the best of his peers by many platforms.
During his college career, Marquese was able to perform at a level that made him a potential top 3 draft candidate. Among other things, he finished fourth in the Washington Huskies’ All-Time Points (467), which a newcomer to the Washington Huskies had earned, and fifth in the Rebounds (183). He also managed 55 blocks – the most of any newcomer in the history of huskies.
Given this, it was no surprise when he was selected by the Sacramento Kings with the eighth overall selection in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft. But then he was immediately switched to the Phoenix Suns. Sometime in July of the same year, he made a rookie deal with the Suns to prepare for the 2016 NBA Summer League.
In the 2016-2017 season, he participated in all 82 games played, playing and winning against Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics, Sacramento Kings, and Portland. He was the only Suns player to participate in all of the games in the seasons. His rookie campaign ended on a high note when he was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team in 2017. This was the most important highlight of his professional career so far.
Marquese was with the Suns in the 2017 NBA Summer League and remained with the team until August 2018 when he was transferred to the Houston Rockets. Although it has been widely said that Chriss would be a better player if he spent more time in the NBA, many have confirmed that he is a natural fit in Houston. The caliber of the Houston Rockets players is expected to help him maximize his skills and fill his role in a meaningful way.
Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
It goes without saying that Chriss plays with good intensity and energy and shows great potential as a power forward. The frame and fast feet of Marquese Chriss have become his trademark. His speed is simply amazing, as he has proven to be a difficult power forward to face.
However, since his rebound is considered low on several quarters, it is expected that the Houston Rockets will help him improve his performance in this area. The achievements this guy will achieve in the near future will depend in large part on how well his new team develops him. Below are details of his body statistics and other facts.
Height with Shoes: 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Height without shoes: 6 ft 8.75 in
Weight: 240 lb (109 kg)
Wingspan: 7’1″ (2.16m)
Standing reach: 8’9.5″
Hand length: 9.0″
Maximum leap: 38.5″
Standing leap: 32.5