Morris Twins Cleared to Play Men's Basketball at Kansas

Sept. 4, 2008

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The NCAA Eligibility Center has certified Markieff and Marcus Morris eligible for competition beginning immediately. The twins, freshmen from Philadelphia, Pa., will enroll and begin attending classes Friday.

“We certainly understand the uniqueness of these circumstances,” said Kansas Head Coach Bill Self, “so we appreciate the NCAA’s cooperation in reviewing the material involved in a timely manner. We felt all along that the twins had successfully completed their required courses, but we respect the fact that we had to go through this process. While it may have taken a bit longer than we had hoped, the important thing is that the process worked. We appreciate the cooperation of all parties involved; the main issue now is for them to begin their academic career at KU.”

Statement from the twins: “We’ve been waiting for this day for a long time, and we’re excited that it is finally here. We’re looking forward to getting to class and to begin playing with our teammates. We want to thank everyone involved who helped us reach this point.”

With the Morris twins being cleared, KU will have its full complement of seven newcomers, a class which was ranked No. 2 by for the 2008-09 season.