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KU basketball’s Marcus Morris wins Big 12 player of the week

Kansas forward Marcus Morris grabs a pass in the paint between Ohio players D.J. Cooper (5) and Ivo Baltic (23) during the second half of the Las Vegas Invitational, Friday, Nov. 26, 2010 at the Orleans Arena.

Kansas forward Marcus Morris grabs a pass in the paint between Ohio players D.J. Cooper (5) and Ivo Baltic (23) during the second half of the Las Vegas Invitational, Friday, Nov. 26, 2010 at the Orleans Arena.

November 29, 2010

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Kansas forward Marcus Morris was named Big 12 player of the week, the conference announced Monday.

Morris, a 6-foot-9 forward from Philadelphia, averaged 18 points and 7.3 rebounds while making 20 of 32 (62.5 percent) shots from the field. He also tied his career high with 26 points against Ohio on Friday.

Morris' 19 points per game average is good for fourth in the Big 12. He has been KU's leading scorer in five of six games this season.

Missouri's Ricardo Ratliffe picked up the Big 12's Rookie of the Week honor.

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