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2016-17 Detroit Pistons Yearbook

Meet the 2016–17 Pistons 13 Marcus Morris F 2008-09, was a Big 12 All-Rookie Team selection after starting 22 games as a freshman, and also led the Big 12 freshmen class in rebounding (4.7). Personal: Born Marcus Morris in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania…Mother is Thomasine “Angel” Morris…Has four brothers; Donte, Blake, David and twin, Markieff, of the Washington Wizards… Seven minutes younger than his fraternal twin brother, who was drafted just minutes before him in 2011 NBA Draft…Nickname is “Mook”…Majored in American studies at University of Kansas… Participates in the Pistons Player Ticket Section which purchases tickets for underprivileged groups to attend Pistons home games…Voted “Most Likely to Succeed” in high school… Averaged 24.8 points and eight rebounds in 2007-08 for APEX Academy (Pennsauken, NJ)…Prior to APEX, led the Prep Charter High School Eagles to backto back State titles in 2006 and 2007…Grew up a fan of the hometown Philadelphia Eagles and was frequently at odds with brother Markieff, who is a supporter of the Dallas Cowboys… Favorite movies of all-time are “The 6th Man”, “Good Burger” and “Taken”…Favorite vacation destination is Dominican Republic…Favorite video game is “Madden”…Would have pursued being a video game creator or football player if not in the NBA…Held a special bond with his late grandmother, Shirley, who passed away due to cancer in 2013…After the Morris’ childhood home was destroyed by a fire, the family moved in with Shirley…Shirley came up with Marcus and Markieff’s nicknames (Mook and Keef)…Along with Markieff allowed fans to vote on Twitter to decide which new tattoo the twins would get in the summer of 2014; the fans and brothers decided on a tattoo of a ribbon honoring their late grandmother…The twins have another tattoo of her name on their right wrists that they kiss during the national anthem before each game… He and Markieff have mostly identical tattoos… He and Markieff have the words “Family Over Everything” tattooed on their left biceps and include “FOE” at the end of most tweets…Favorite comfort food is cornbread…Follow on Twitter @ MookMorris2. 80 Detroit Pistons 2016–17 Yearbook


2016-17 Detroit Pistons Yearbook
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