Knicks sign Kentucky’s Morris
New York, NY (Sports Network) – The New York Knicks signed University of
Kentucky junior forward/center Randolph Morris to a contract on Friday.
The 6-11, 260-pound Morris averaged 16.1 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.1 blocks
for the Wildcats this season en route to First Team All-SEC honors.
Morris had declared himself eligible for the 2005 NBA Draft following his
freshman year at Kentucky, but did not sign with an agent and went undrafted.
He returned to school but was forced to sit out the first 14 games of his
sophomore campaign. Due to a provision in the NBA’s Collective Bargaining
Agreement, Morris was prohibited from re-entering the NBA Draft and had free
agent status throughout the 2006-07 season at Kentucky.
This news comes on the heels of longtime Kentucky head coach Tubby Smith
leaving the program and taking over at Minnesota.
The Wildcats advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament this season,
where they fell to Kansas.