Markieff Morris

Markieff Morris 2021: Net Worth, Salary, and Endorsements

Markieff Morris is a 6-foot-8 power forward who plays for the Miami Heat in the NBA. Markieff and his twin brother Marcus been in the league since 2011, and the former won his maiden chip with the Lakers in 2020. 

Sep 27, 2021; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat forward Markieff Morris (8) poses for a picture during media day at FTX Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Morris was born on September 2, 1989, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended Preparatory Charter School in his hometown before transferring to APEX Academy in New Jersey. 

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Markieff Morris pursued basketball as a career right from high-school and was considered to be a four-star recruit upon graduation. 

Markieff Morris and his twin brother

There are five brothers in the Morris family, and two of them are identical twins. Much to their delight, both Markieff and Marcus followed a similar high-school and university path leading up to the NBA. 

They enrolled in the same high-schools and the twins united to join the University of Kansas and took up American Studies as their major. 

Their life was very much identical up to a point. The twins were given no partial taste of success as kids, but life in the NBA proved to be different. Morris twins still share an inseparable bond, and their NBA draft success also has an eerie pattern.

Markieff is the older twin, as he was born seven minutes before Marcus. The same path prevailed in their NBA careers as the former was picked as the 13th overall pick in the 2011 draft, and Marcus was picked just five minutes later as the 14th pick! 

Markieff Morris NBA Career

Phoenix Suns picked up Markieff Morris in the 2011 draft, and he fit in well with the team. Morris put up averages of 7.4 points per game and 4.4 rebounds per game, and the numbers went on the rise as years passed. 

The Suns did not make the playoffs during Morris’ stay, and he was traded to the Washington Wizards in 2016. A terrible rookie year as Wizard saw Morris miss more than half the season due to multiple injuries. Washington then traded him to the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2019, a move that hardly worked out for either party. 

He ended up playing just 24 games for the Thunder, starting just one. A few months later, he moved to the Eastern Conference and joined the Detroit Pistons. After one season with the Pistons, an unsettled Morris agreed to a buyout in his contract and signed with the Los Angeles Lakers. 

Oct 8, 2021; San Antonio, Texas, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward Luka Samanic (19) and Miami Heat forward Markieff Morris (8) battle for the ball in the first half at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

He became a Laker in February 2020, and the veteran was indeed a valuable addition to the championship roster. Morris started a few games in the NBA playoffs for the Lakers and contributed from the bench as well. After two seasons in LA, Morris head to South Beach, joining the Heat in the 2021 off-season. 

Major Achievements 

NBA champion (2020)

Second-team All-Big 12 (2011)

Markieff Morris NBA Stats

Markieff Morris is a veteran athlete who has gained valuable experience in the NBA. Though he’s in his 30s now, the forward can be vital at crunch moments with his two-way talent. Morris’ best season in terms of points came when he was with the Suns back in 2015. 

In the 2020-21 season, Morris averaged 6.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game.

Markieff Morris Current Contract

After his two-year tenure with the Lakers, Morris chose to take his talents to South Beach, signing a one-year deal with the Miami Heat worth $2,641,691

Markieff Morris 2021 Net Worth and Endorsements 

Markieff Morris has earned several million through his NBA career. The veteran has been playing for nearly a decade and his total career salary adds up to $45,196,432, per Spotrac

Though Morris isn’t involved in any massive endorsement deal now, he’s signed a few in the past. The Morris twins were formerly the face of the ‘And 1’ footwear brand, but the deal expired back in 2015. 

Markieff Morris Foundation and Charity

Markieff Morris has set up a philanthropic organization called ‘Family Over Everything Foundation, Inc.’ along with his twin brother and former NBA player Thomas Robinson. It was founded in 2017 to streamline major charitable efforts. 

Per their website, “Family Over Everything Foundation provides assistance to members of underserved communities, specifically, members of single-parent households, children and youth in underserved areas, members of the Philadelphia, PA; Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles, CA and other communities.”

Markieff Morris NBA Sneaker Contract

Morris is a sneakerhead, and he’s enjoyed several player editions with Nike. However, the Heat player was spotted wearing the ‘Nike Zoom Kobe 4 Protro’ as a tribute to the late Kobe Bryant. 

Furthermore, Morris has also sported LeBron James’ Nike signatures and his own PE’s the ‘Nike Air Foamposite One.’

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Age

31
Marital Status

Married (Thereza Morris)

Children

1
NBA Championship Rings

1 (2020)

Nationality

American
Height

6’8” (2.03 m)

Weight

245 lb (111 kg)
Wingspan

6’10” (2.08 m)

How to contact Markieff Morris

Markieff Morris Instagram: keefmorris5.0

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Markieff Morris Twitter: @Keefmorris