Archive for Thursday, July 8, 2010

Marcus Morris selected to USA men’s select team

Kansas forward Marcus Morris stands in Allen Fieldhouse in this file photo. The Jayhawks' boot camp has begun.

Kansas forward Marcus Morris stands in Allen Fieldhouse in this file photo. The Jayhawks' boot camp has begun.

July 8, 2010


Kansas University junior forward Marcus Morris has been chosen as one of 20 college players that will compete on the USA men's select team.

The select team will train against the 2010 USA men's national team during its training camp from July 19-24 in Las Vegas, Nev.

"I am very excited to play against the national team,” Morris said in a release. “I think it is a great opportunity to see where my level of play is compared to NBA players. I also know now that people are watching me since I was invited to something of this caliber."

Morris is joined on the team by fellow Big 12 players Jacob Pullen (Kansas State) and LaceDarius Dunn (Baylor).

Lorenzo Romar (Washington) and Jay Wright (Villanova) will serve as co-head coaches for the select team.

Players on the select team will have a private training session on July 19, then will train with the USA national team from July 20-23.

"I know Marcus is excited," KU coach Bill Self said in a release. "He had a great summer and has been working hard on his game. He is very much looking forward to playing against many of the world’s best."

The USA national team will be preparing for the FIBA World Championship that will be held in August and September.


maxcrabb 7 years, 8 months ago

Awesome. We need some good basketball to wash down the horrible after taste that is the "ticket scandal". (The quotes aren't to display my disbelief in the story, but to KU as the only school to have those problems)

Uhjh 7 years, 8 months ago

Great for Marcus - just don't mention something that is not tied to the athletes. It just detracts from the players’ enthusiasm and drive to improve.

thatonedude 7 years, 8 months ago

Off somewhere, weeping at the thought that they play for MU.

Thats_messed_up 7 years, 8 months ago

Did he get the award for throwing the football players down the stairs or shooting the old lady with the BB gun? Thug

Majestic42 7 years, 8 months ago

Shut up man! You're just keeping a KU athlete accountable for his actions! You know we're not supposed to do that!

weeslicket 7 years, 8 months ago

good for marcus.

ljw: can you provide an update to this story which includes the entire roster? thanks.

Bursting 7 years, 8 months ago

thats messed up that you get such pleasure from ancient history, let it go buddy let it go....

Majestic42 7 years, 8 months ago

Ancient history that he would still be in jail for, were he not treated like royalty.

jaywalker 7 years, 8 months ago

C'mon, Majestic. Still in jail for? What? An air gun that didn't leave a mark? Or a fracas between young athletes? Yeah, that never happens and always lands people in jail for months.

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