Markieff Morris

Markieff Morris is a well-known professional basketball player from the United States. He is presently playing for the Miami Heat after each year of improvement throughout his basketball career. Not to mention, Morris defends with passion and force, using his muscles to make difficult shots in post.

 Quick Facts about Markieff Morris:

Full Name Markieff Morris
Birth Date September 2, 1989
Birth Place Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nick Name Keef
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity Black
Education Prep Charter, Kansas
Horoscope Virgo
Father’s Name Not Known
Mother’s Name Thomasine Morris
Siblings Marcus Morris sr., Donte Morris, Blake Morris, David Morris
Age 32
Height 6 feet 9 inches (2.06 m)
Weight 245 lb. (111 kg)
NBA Draft Round: 1 / Pick: 13th Overall /  2011
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Career Highlights & Awards
  • NBA champion (2020)
  • Second-team All-Big 12 (2011)
Build Athlete
Marital Status Married
Girlfriend/Wife Thereza Morris
Position Power Forward
Profession Basketball player
Net Worth $15 million
Salary $46, 507, 874
Currently Plays for Miami Heat
League NBA
Active Since 2011-present
Social Media FacebookTwitter
Merch Trading Card
Last Update August, 2022

Early Life, Family, and Education with Markieff Morris

Starting with his early years, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s Markieff Morris and his twin were born on September 2, 1989.

In a similar way, Markieff and his twin brother Marcus, who were raised by a single mother with four other siblings, made the same career choice.

Marcus and Markieff enjoy close relationships with their mothers and brothers. He now has a wife and daughter, therefore he has expanded his family.

Morris’ early years are unknown, but we may infer that he and his brother put in a lot of effort from the start to come this close to success.

In Philadelphia’s Prep Charter, he completed his high school education. Morris was ranked as the No. 17 Power Forward by and given a four-star recruit rating. You may also like to know more about Marcus Morris

Markieff Morris | Career in Education

Morris studied American studies at the University of Kansas.

Additionally, as a junior in 2011, he competed for the Jayhawks and was named to the Big 12’s second-team all-conference team.

His performance during his junior year, which ranks ninth in KU history, led the league in double-doubles with 13.

Similar to how he played 35 games with seven starts during his freshman season, he began the opening two games of his second year.

Markeiff playing for Kansas

Not to mention, after his junior season, he was chosen to the fifth-team all-conference.

Finally, he and his twin Marcus made an announcement about their new start in the 2011 NBA Draft and their signing with Los Angeles-based sports agents.

Phoenix Suns player Markieff Morris’ Professional Career

Markieff Morris was selected by the Phoenix Suns with the 13th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. But a few minutes later, the Houston Rockets chose his sibling.

Similar to this, he produced 13 points and 10 rebounds in 109-103 victories against the Milwaukee Bucks during his NBA debut in 2012, earning his first career double-double.

Morris made his first career start despite having a stomach infection and playing only 5 minutes against the New York Knicks. In just five minutes, he scored three points and had two steals.

Additionally, he was chosen for the 2012 Rising stars competition despite being the first Sun to ever participate in the Rookie challenge.

Markeiff even competes for the Shaq team, where he averages 12 points and 6 rebounds. On March 25, he also set a career high with 22 points in a 108-83 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

meeting up with my brother

As there was an NBA lockout in 2011, Morris recorded 19.8 points and 9.8 rebounds in his inaugural summer league.

In reality, Morris started the season’s first game against the Miami Heat and defeated the team with a season-high 16 points.

In addition, he scored three more points than his season-high during the win over the Portland Trail Blazers, equating himself to Marcin Gortat.

After a few days, he averaged a career-high 23 points per game while leading the team to a 118-108 victory over the New Orleans Hornets.

Markeiff had a career-high 17 rebounds and 15 points on December 6, 2012, in a 97-94 loss against the Dallas Mavericks.

Additionally, after playing for different teams for two years, both siblings were reunited when his brother was moved to the Phoenix Suns on February 21, 2013.

recording records

On November 6, 2013, Markeiff and his squad lost to the San Antonio Spurs despite Markeiff’s career-high average of 23 points and 12 rebounds.

In a 114-103 victory over the Denver Nuggets, he scored a new career-high 28 points and pulled down ten rebounds.

Speaking of his contest with the New Orleans Pelicans, Markeiff made history by becoming just the third player since 1989 to average at least 12 field goal attempts per game while shooting over 75% from the field.

Morris was also named Western Conference Player for seven straight days, from November 4 to November 11, after averaging 22.8 points, eight rebounds, two steals, and the highest field goal %.

After Yao Ming in 2002, Morris became the first player to score 27 points and grab 15 rebounds in a 99-90 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

He became a contender for the NBA Most Improved Player Award and NBA Sixth Man of the Year Awards as a result of all those accomplishments.

Contract Renewal

Morris’ agreement with the Suns was extended. On November 17, 2014, Markeiff scored a career-high 30 points in a victory over the Boston Celtics (118-114).

Additionally, on January 2, 2015, he and his brother collaborated in the fourth quarter in a 112-96 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.

It was amazing to watch twin brothers play on the same team for the first time in NBA history.

Morris’s brother with Suns

Morris averaged a career-high 35 points on 15 of 21 shooting against the Cleveland Cavaliers, leading to a 107-100 victory.

Furthermore, for the first time in their basketball careers, both brothers recorded a double-double against the Dallas Mavericks.


Markeiff received a $10,000 punishment because it was determined that his public desire for a trade a month earlier was detrimental to the league.

Similar to this, on November 23rd, Morris scored a season-high 28 points in a loss to the San Antonio Spurs.

Despite being benched by his coach beginning on December 4, Markeiff participated in a total of 16 games to begin the season. Additionally, his misconduct in tossing a towel at the coach resulted in a two-game penalty.

He was listed as one of Arizona’s biggest sports villains by

He was finally added to the team to strengthen the frontcourt after one of his teammates suffered an injury. On February 2, 2016, he had a season-best performance with an average of 30 points.

Markieff and teammate Archie were spotted fighting physically during his last game with the Suns against the Golden State Warriors, proving that he undoubtedly has an angry temper.

Teammates intervened, though, and the argument was resolved.

Seattle Wizards

On February 18, 2016, Markeiff Morris joined the Washington Wizards to continue his NBA career.

A day later, he made his professional debut with the Wizards. His squad faced the Detroit Pistons, which was also his brother’s team and had won 98-86 with an average of 6 points and 2 rebounds each game.

Similar to this, on February 29, 2016, when they defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 116-108, he earned a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds.

On February 10, 2017, Morris scored 26 points on average as the Pacers of Indiana were defeated 112-107. After the regular season, the squad received the No. 4 seed for the playoffs.

Morris scored 21 points on average against the Atlanta Hawks in game 1, which the team lost 114-111.

On March 13, 2018, Morris played against the Minnesota Timberwolves and scored 27 points in a 116-111 loss after having surgery to repair a sports hernia.

Morris was given to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Wesley Johnson, and the Pelicans later released him.

Kansas City Chiefs

On February 20, 2019, Morris agreed to a contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Michigan Pistons

Morris played for the Detroit Pistons in the 2019–20 season. He committed to the Pistons on July 6, 2019.

Later, a buyout was agreed to by Markieff and the Pistons.

Lakers of Los Angeles

Morris made the decision to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers on February 23, 2020.

Morris also scored 16 points on average in 23 minutes during a victory in Game 2. He shot 6 of 8 from the field and 4 of 5 from beyond the arc while coming off the bench.

Morris continued to be the starter for the remainder of Game 3 against the Lakers. But the Lakers prevailed in six games to win the 2020 NBA Finals.

For the 2020–21 NBA season, Morris made the decision to re-sign with the Lakers.

Florida Heat

Markeiff joined the Miami Heat on August 6, 2021.

Due to his altercation with Nikola Jokic on November 8, 2021, he was assessed a $50,000 fine.

Additionally, he continues to play for Miami Heat.

Personal Life of Markieff Morris

Veteran player Markieff is happily residing with his daughter and is currently married to Thereza Morris.

According to, Thereza was born in Texas in November of 1982. Her parents are Alvin Wright and Carletta Wright.

Andre, her brother, and Rochanda, her sister, are her siblings. Since 2011, Thereza has worked as a dental hygienist in Phoenix, Arizona.

According to her LinkedIn profile, Thereza studied Cardio-Respiratory Care, Allied Health, and Medical Assisting Services at Tennessee State University from 2001 to 2006.

She is @pearlywhitez1908 on Instagram, where you can follow her there. The rationale behind using the username “Pearly” on Instagram must be that you are a dental hygienist.

Also very close are Markieff’s mother and brother. His proud mother never ceases expressing her love and support for both of her twins.

Markeiff with his wife and daughter (Source-Instagram)

Speaking of Markeiff and Marcus, it is well known that they share a bank account and that they both have the same tattoo. They are both great friends and have a solid connection.

Morris’s daughter’s lovely moments during the Lakers ring ceremony were filmed as the father and daughter smiled broadly.

What is the Net Worth of  Markieff Morris?

Over the course of his basketball career, seasoned player Morris has made a respectable sum of money. The precise amount of net worth has not yet been disclosed, though.

Around $15 million is Markeiff’s estimated net worth.

In addition, his total pay following a contract with the Miami Heat is $46,507,874.

Morris and his family obviously lead pleasant lives with such a generous sum.

You can go to to learn more about Morris’ prior compensation history with his team.

A short fact: until their contract expired in 2015, The Morris Twins served as the face of the “And 1” footwear line.

In addition, he and his twin brother, former NBA player Thomas Robinson, founded the charitable organization “Family Over Everything Foundation, Inc.”

The 6 feet 9 inch man is also a sneakerhead. To honor Kobe Bryant, he was seen sporting the “Nike Zoom Kobe 4 Protro.”

Morris has also displayed LeBron James’ Nike autographs and his personal pair of “Nike Air Foamposite One” sneakers.

Social Media

Morris communicates with his followers using social media sites including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

His Instagram bio reads “Proud Father,” which is appropriate given that the majority of the postings are about basketball and his family.

Regarding account verification, he has the majority of verified followers on all social media platforms excluding Facebook.

Morris tweets frequently, with 3552 tweets and 849 Instagram posts.

Click the link below to find out more about this seasoned athlete and his private life.

Facebook: 28k followers

Twitter: 96.4k followers

What was Markieff Morris’ injury, exactly?

Throughout his NBA career, Markieff has experienced a number of injuries, including a bad right ankle, a bruised hip, a sore left knee, and a sore knee.

How did he battle Nikola Jokic?

Morris claimed that Jokic’s cheap shot to him caused his injuries.