Player bio: Terence Morris :: Men's Basketball

  Terence Morris
Terence Morris
Player Profile

Frederick, Md.

High School:
Thomas Johnson

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 205




All-America Candidate

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On Morris: An All-America candidate as one of the most versatile players in college basketball … one of America's most complete players … member of the Playboy All-America Team entering his senior season … honorable mention All-America pick after each of his freshman, sophomore and junior seasons … All-ACC second team following his junior season, All-ACC first team after his sophomore campaign … enters his final college season among Maryland career charts in blocks (5th), steals (10th), 3FGs (10th), rebounds (17th) and points (19th) … surpassed 1,000 career points against Duke on Jan. 9, 2000 and ended his junior campaign with 1,288 career points in 100 career games (12.9 per game) … just the 15th player in Maryland history to reach 1,000 points before or during his junior season … multiple blocked shots in 41 of 68 games over the last two seasons … three or more blocks in 29 of those games … finished second in ACC blocked shots as a junior and third as a sophomore … "Do-Everything" talent whose greatest contributions might not be viewed in the boxscore … unselfish player whose efforts last season helped develop the talents of teammates Lonny Baxter and Juan Dixon … presents matchup problems at the forward position because of his speed and quick footwork … uses his quickness to take players outside where he is comfortable on defense and uses his foot speed to beat a post-up defender to his favorite spot on the floor … drew comparison by an opposing ACC coach last season to NBA all-star Scottie Pippen.

Williams on Morris: "Every once in a while you have a player where you don't see any ceiling to his game. Terence has a chance to be great, and I don't say that about a lot of players. Terence was the guy last year who started the season and allowed us to get off to a good start. He probably had as much pressure on him as any other college basketball player in the country because he was picked player of the year in the ACC and first team All-America in the preseason. Really, when you looked at our team at the beginning of last year, there was nobody else that teams really focused on besides Terence. Terence took all that attention early in the year, and yet he had great games against some really good teams. And that allowed Lonny Baxter and Juan Dixon to develop their game kind of off to the side where people really weren't focused on them. To Terence's credit he's completely unselfish. He passed up shots for the other guys' benefit last year and did a lot of things team-wise. I think Terence is one of those people who is genuinely happy when the team wins. There are a lot of guys that say they are, but might not be. I think Terrance is very happy regardless of what his stats reveal. He is a great passer, too, especially for his size. He's one of the best passers for a player that size that I've ever coached. His decision to come back this year was just a very mature decision on his behalf. In other words, he could have gone out a made a lot of money this year, but he will be here as a better player at the end of next season, than he was at the end of this season."

1999-00: 34-game starter who averaged 15.8 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 2.1 blocks and 1.6 steals per contest … finished in the ACC top ten statistical leaders in rebounds (3rd), blocks (4th), field goal percentage (6th), free throw percentage (6th), scoring (7th) and steals (10th) … honorable mention All-America … second-team All-ACC … ACC All-Tournament second team … one of 15 national finalists for the Naismith Award … preseason ACC Player of the Year and first team preseason All-America by numerous publications … career-high 12 double-doubles … first Terrapin player since Joe Smith in 1995 to post four consecutive double-doubles … had 18 points, 11 rebounds vs. Virginia on Feb. 2 … 16 points, 10 rebounds vs. NC State on Feb. 6 … 20 points and 12 boards in landmark victory at No. 3 Duke on Feb. 9 … 17 points, 12 rebounds at No. 19 Temple … season-high 25 points vs. Kentucky at Madison Square Garden fell one point shy of his career-high 26 the previous season against Kentucky … career-high with six assists twice, vs. Notre Dame and vs. Iowa … career-high with seven blocks twice, vs. Tulane and vs. Wake Forest … career-high five steals at Duke … scored in double figures in 30 of 34 games … 10 games of 20 points or better … 12 games with at least three blocked shots … streak of 51 consecutive starts and 83 straight games was snapped while missing the game at Clemson with an ankle injury.

1998-99: All-America honorable-mention selection and All-ACC first-team selection as he averaged a career-high 15.3 points and a career-high and team-leading 7.1 rebounds per game … joined former Terp All-Americans John Lucas, Tom McMillen and Joe Smith as the only Maryland sophomores to earn All-ACC honors … finished fifth in the voting for ACC Player of the Year in 1999 … led Terps in rebounds and blocks (2.3) while finishing second in scoring, field goal percentage (.551) and free throw percentage (.825) … his 77 blocked shots is the second best single-season effort by a Maryland sophomore behind only Joe Smith's 97 blocked shots during the 1994-95 season … finished third in the ACC with a 2.3 blocked shots per game average … he blocked more shots (77) than Wake Forest did as a team (64) during the 1998-99 season … season-high six blocked shots came at Virginia on Jan. 7, 1999 … had three or more blocks in 17 games and multiple blocks in 23 of Maryland's 34 games (67.6 percent) … the only player in school history to record back-to-back double-doubles in points and rebounds in the NCAA Tournament … totaled 18 points and 10 rebounds against Valparaiso and 20 points and 12 rebounds against Creighton … all-tournament team selection at the Puerto Rico Shootout as he averaged 14.3 points, 8.7 rebounds and shot 70.8 percent from the field (17-of-24) … the Terps defeated AU Puerto Rico, NCAA Tournament participant UCLA and Pittsburgh to win the tournament championship … scored in double figures in 28 of Maryland's 34 games (82.4 percent) and scored 20 or more points a career-best eight times … led the Terps in scoring a team and career-high 11 times … scored 20 or more points against three different ranked teams … season-high .909 on 10-of-11 shooting from the field against DePaul on Dec. 7 … scored a career-high 10 field goals in back-to-back games against DePaul (22 points) and then No. 5 Kentucky (26 points) … 21 consecutive free throws in a seven-game stretch from Dec. 7 through Jan. 7 … also hit 20 straight (from Jan. 10 through Feb. 6) and 15 consecutive (from Nov. 17 through Nov. 23) … grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds as Maryland won at NC State on Feb. 10 … more than doubled his assists (56-25) and blocked shots (77-29) while nearly doubling his steals totals (50-27) from his freshman season to his sophomore season … improved on his statistical output and became more of a defensive stopper in the final 10 games of the 1998-99 season following the season-ending injury to starting center Obinna Ekezie on Feb. 9 … averaged 8.1 rebounds, 2.6 blocked shots and 1.7 steals per game with Ekezie on the bench … prior to Ekezie's injury, he had averaged 6.7 rebounds, 2.2 blocked shots and 1.4 steals per game in the first 24 games of the season … at North Carolina (Jan. 13), scored 20 points on eight-of-12 shooting from the field with five rebounds and two blocks as the Terps won in Chapel Hill for the third time in four tries … career high of 26 points at Kentucky on Dec. 5 and at Clemson on Jan. 24.

1997-98: Honorable mention All-ACC Freshman Team selection ... averaged 7.4 points and 3.5 rebounds ... averaged 8.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 16.9 minutes per game while shooting .564 from the field (53-94) and .407 from 3-point range (11-27) in the final 16 games of the season as compared to 6.4 points, 3.3 rebounds and 15.1 minutes per game, .475 percent field-goal shooting (38-80) and 20.0 percent 3-point field goal shooting (two-of-10) in the first 16 games of the season ... averaged 10.5 points and was one of five Terps to average in double figure scoring in the ACC Tournament ... on fire in the ACC Tournament with 21 total points when he shot 64.3 percent (nine-of-14) from the field ... was outstanding in his first career game against the nation's No. 1 team, North Carolina ... scored 10 points, including three in overtime, and blocked two shots to help lead the Terps to the victory ... scored on a "raise the roof" alley-oop dunk off an assist from Sarunas Jasikevicius which tied the game at 80 with 3:40 remaining in the extra session ... blocked at least one shot in the first 10 games of the season and had five blocked shots in three games against North Carolina.

High School: Graduated in 1997 from Governor Thomas Johnson High School in nearby Frederick …All-America second-team selection and the eighth-best collegiate prospect in the nation by Bob Gibbons following his senior season ... a fourth team All-American by Parade Magazine following his senior season ... also named as the 31st best prep player in the nation by Parade ... rated as the 25th best high school player in the nation by The Sporting News ... averaged 19.5 points, 12.9 rebounds, 5 blocked shots and 3.9 assists in leading Thomas Johnson to a 22-5 record his senior season ... scored 1,509 points during his 79-game career for a 19.1 career points per-game average ... grabbed 1,028 career rebounds for a 13.0 rebounds per game average during his prep career ... shot 62.7 percent (592-944) from the field during his career ... played for the Capital All-Star team in the Capital Classic at USAirways Arena following his senior season and scored a team-high 20 points, grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds and blocked a team-high three shots ... shot eight of 10 from the field including three-of-three from 3-point range ... played in the Magic Johnson Roundball Classic at the Palace of Auburn Hills where he scored 12 points on a perfect five-of-five shooting from the field ... named to the all-tournament team at the Charlie Weber AAU Invitational which was held in Cole Field House prior to the start of his senior season ... averaged nearly 20 points per game as he led his team to the tournament semifinals ... scored 24 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and blocked five shots in the semifinals of the tournament ... averaged 24 points per game at the Herndon Shootout at Catholic University prior to his senior season ... named as the Frederick County Player of the Year as a junior and senior ... beat out Nate James of Duke as the County Player of the Year as a junior ... the unanimous selection for area Player of the Year honors as a senior ... averaged 21.4 points and 13.8 rebounds as a junior ... pre-season All-America third-team by Street and Smith's prior to his senior season ... named as the 12th-best forward/center by the Adidas Recruiting Service entering his senior season ... tournament record of 30 blocks at the Galaxo Wellcome U.S. Challenge in Raleigh, N.C., during his senior season ... named the Outstanding Player of the Tournament as he scored 66 points and grabbed 41 rebounds in three games ... his 30 blocks broke the previous tournament record which had been held by current NBA player Shawn Bradley ... scored a triple-double of 24 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists against Raleigh's Athens Drive High School ... an all-area selection as a starter on the Thomas Johnson varsity as a sophomore and averaged 17.0 points and 12.9 rebounds per game … high school coach was Tom Dickman.

International: Played internationally for the first time in his career prior to his sophomore season as a member of the Acropolis Cup team which represented the United States in Greece as a preliminary event to the 1998 World Championships … averaged 6.3 points and 4.0 rebounds in three games as the U.S. finished in second place in the tournament.

Personal: Terence Darea Morris … born Jan. 11, 1979 ... son of Roxanne Bright ... the oldest of seven children (four younger brothers and two younger sisters) ... has lived his entire life in the state of Maryland ... majoring in letters and sciences.

Career Statistics

Year  GP-GS Min-Avg    FG-FGA  Pct  3P-3PA Pct   FT-FTA  Pct  OR-DR  Reb-Avg  PF-D Ast  To Blk  St Pts-Avg

97-98  32-0   511-16.0	91-174 .523 13-37  .351	 41-59	.695  47-66  113-3.5  57-2  25	46  29  27  236-7.4

98-99  34-34  999-29.4 195-354 .551 27-76  .355	104-126	.825  88-154 242-7.1  79-2  56	67  77	50  521-15.3	

99-00  34-34 1103-32.4 200-406 .493 35-96  .365	102-134	.761  93-200 293-8.6  89-4  80	97  71	53  537-15.8

TOTAL 100-68 2613-26.1 486-934 .520 75-209 .359	247-319	.774 228-420 648.6.5 225-8 161 210 177 130 1294-12.9