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.
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.