LAWRENCE, Kan. — In a surprise to most Kansas fans, Markieff Morris has been taken one pick ahead of twin brother Marcus in the first round of the NBA draft.Comment on this story
The Phoenix Suns made the 6-9 Markieff Morris the 13th pick in the first round. About five minutes later — roughly the time that separated the brothers' birth 21 years ago — Marcus went to the Houston Rockets with the 14th pick.
A tremendous passer as well as well as a skilled scorer and rebounder, Markieff Morris led Kansas and the Big 12 last season with a 58.9 field goal percentage and 8.3 rebounds per game. He averaged almost 14 points per game and shot 42 percent from behind the 3-point arc.
Marcus, about an inch shorter than Markieff, led the Jayhawks in scoring with 17.2 points per game and also has super passing skills.