Kansas junior forward Marcus Morris was named to the 2010-11 U.S. Basketball Writers Association All-America Second Team on Monday.
Each of the first-team selections is among the Oscar Robertson Trophy finalists. The USBWA’s National Player of the Year Award will be announced Monday, March 28 and presented on Friday, April 1 at the 2011 USBWA College Basketball Awards Breakfast at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.
Morris leads the Jayhawks in scoring at 17.3 points per game, which ranks fifth in the Big 12. He ranks second on the team in rebounds per game (7.2) and blocks (21). Morris ranks second in the Big 12 in field goal percentage at 58.7 percent. Morris has led KU in every statistical category at least once this season. He was named Big 12 Player of the Week three times (Nov. 29, Jan. 17 and Feb. 14) and was named Big 12 Player of the Year on March 7. Morris was also named one of 10 finalists for the Oscar Robertson Trophy on Feb. 28 presented by the USBWA.
Morris led the Jayhawks to their second-straight Big 12 Tournament Championship this past weekend in Kansas City. Morris was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.
Last season former Jayhawks Sherron Collins and Cole Aldrich were named to the USBWA All-America teams with Collins on the first team and Aldrich on the second team.