Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 at 10:15 am  |  9 responses

Marcus Morris Removed From Kansas Lineup

by David Cassilo / @dcassilo

For the foreseeable future, Marcus Morris, Kansas’ leading scorer, will be coming off the bench. The move by Bill Self stems from an incident in the Jayhawks game against California on December 22nd, when Morris threw an elbow at Harper Kamp of the opposing Golden Bears.

Morris, who led the team with 15.5 ppg, will be replaced by Thomas Robinson, who is no slouch himself, averaging 9.1 ppg and 6.9 rpg in just 16.6 minutes a night.

While Morris will play in the team’s next game against UT-Arlington, it was unclear to Self when he would return to the starting five.

From The Lawrence Journal-World:

“He’s not going to start. For how long, I don’t know,” KU coach Self said, stressing that Morris will definitely play against the Mavericks of the Southland Conference.

“He had it right where he wanted it and let it get away from him,” Self added of Morris.

Morris won’t be the only change to the starting lineup on Wednesday, as freshman Josh Selby will receive a promotion from the bench. His case, though, is a little different as former starter, Tyshawn Taylor, will not be at the team’s game because the snowstorm on the East Coast has delayed his return to Kansas.

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  • 2k Champs

    I used 2 play against Marcus in philly a couple of years ago. I’ve seen him get slapped on the court twice.

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    this is somewhat confusing….whatever, if it backfires its all Self’s fault

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    Strange. … and I dont believe 2kchumps, its easy to say shtt like that

  • http://www.twitter.com/dfrance21 dfrance21

    @Kamla Why is it confusing? I think its refreshing to see a coach stand up to his star player and let him know those types of things will not be tolerated. Even if its just for one game, its still sending a message.

  • youngmuggsy

    I’m interested to see what playing time he’ll get. It won’t really be a punishment if he’s still playing 25-26 minutes.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    Thomas robinson will not waste this chance. He is a very good player

  • http://google c_cantrell

    any of my SLAM friends have any random authographed nba stuff that yal would like to get rid of? there is a hospital not too far from where i live that is full of children who know their days are numbered.. sometimes athletes come to see them but not very often.. but giving them something autographed by a pro (of any sport really) just puts such a huge smile on thier face and delight in thier hearts.. it just makes thier day yal.. so do something special and make yourself a blessing to someone else much less fortunate.. if anyone is interested just leave a comment and il get you my address somehow and deliver to these kids.. thanks

  • Me

    which hospital?

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    have thomas, will prevail