Jayhawks' Morris twins declare for NBA draft

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Associated Press

Posted on April 7, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 8 at 11:03 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Kansas twins Marcus and Markieff Morris have hired an agent and will skip their senior seasons with the Jayhawks to enter the NBA draft.

The forwards from Philadelphia led the team in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots last season, when the Jayhawks went 35-3, won the Big 12 regular-season and tournament titles, and advanced to the regional semifinals as a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.

The Morris brothers announced their intentions Thursday through Rival Sports Group and agent Tony Dutt, who will represent them during the draft and contract negotiations.

Marcus, a second-team All-American, averaged 17.2 points and 7.6 rebounds last season, while Markieff was an honorable-mention All-American after averaging 13.6 points and 8.3 rebounds.

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