Hometown: Philadelphia, PA 

Height: 6'10"

Weight: 245

Position: Power Forward

Team: Kansas

Class: Junior

#21 Markieff Morris | F

Right-handed… While he doesn't get nearly as much publicity as his brother Marcus, some scouts feel he is a better pro prospect than him. He has the physical advantage at 6'9"-6'10" and a solid 250 pounds, giving him the prototypical body for an NBA 4-man… Marcus may be more offensively talented and put more points on the board, but Markieff beats him across the rest of the board. He is a strong rebounder (8.5 per game), shot blocker (1+ per game) and even shows a perimeter game of his own (40+ percent from 3-point range)… Scouts love his explosive athleticism and leaping ability for a player of his size and build. He is a strong finisher around the rim, which is evidenced by his 60 percent field-goal clip as well… On the defensive end, Markieff is a solid defender and projects very well as a post-defender at the next level.

Markieff too often gets compared to his brother Marcus' offensive game, but Markieff is still developing a skill set of his own. He has some perimeter instincts and the ability to score around the rim, but he will have to work on finishing with both moves against bigger, stronger and quicker players at the next level… He has a tendency to be turnover prone at times, caused by him forcing the issue and putting the ball on the floor.
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