Whatever Happened To That Dude

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Written by: #WickedSmaht

Adam Morrison had a successful college basketball
career at Gonzaga University from 2003 to 2006. During his time at Gonzaga,
Morrison became one of the most prolific scorers in college basketball. In his
freshman year, Morrison averaged 11.4 points per game and was named the West
Coast Conference (WCC) Freshman of the Year. He helped lead Gonzaga to the
Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament. Morrison’s sophomore year was even more
impressive as he increased his scoring average to 19.0 points per game. He was
named the WCC Player of the Year and received several other accolades,
including being named a Third-Team All-American. During his junior year,
Morrison had a breakout season and established himself as one of the best
players in the country. He led the nation in scoring, averaging 28.1 points per
game. Morrison was named the WCC Player of the Year for the second consecutive
season and received numerous awards, including being named a First-Team
All-American. In the 2006 NCAA Tournament, Morrison’s performances were
memorable. He scored 35 points in a double-overtime victory against the
University of Michigan in the Sweet 16. However, Gonzaga was eliminated in the
Elite Eight by the eventual national champions, the University of California,
Los Angeles (UCLA). After his junior season, Morrison decided to forgo his
senior year and declared for the NBA Draft. He was selected as the third
overall pick by the Charlotte Bobcats in the 2006 NBA Draft. Adam Morrison’s
college basketball career was marked by his scoring ability, accolades, and
memorable performances in the NCAA Tournament. He is still regarded as one of
the best players to have played at Gonzaga University.

            Drafted with the 3rd Overall Pick by the Charlotte Bobcats in the 2006 NBA draft, Morrison’s NBA career did not live up to expectations. In his rookie season with the Bobcats, he struggled to adapt to the NBA game and had limited playing time. He averaged 11.8 points per game but shot only 37.6% from the field. Morrison’s second season in the NBA was cut short due to a torn ACL, causing him to miss the entire 2007-2008 season. He returned to the court for the 2008-2009 season but continued to struggle with his efficiency and overall performance. In February 2009, he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, where he won two NBA championships in 2009 and 2010, but mainly served as a bench player. After his stint with the Lakers, Morrison signed with the Washington Wizards but was waived before the start of the 2010-2011 season. He then played professionally in Europe, spending time in Serbia, Turkey, and the Philippines. While Morrison’s NBA career did not pan out as expected, he is still remembered for his outstanding college career and remains a popular figure among Gonzaga fans.

After retiring from the NBA in 2012, Adam Morrison had a brief stint playing professional basketball overseas. He played for teams in Serbia and Turkey before ultimately deciding to retire from basketball in 2014. After his retirement, Morrison pursued a career in coaching. He served as an assistant coach for the Gonzaga University men’s basketball team from 2015 to 2017. Currently, Morrison works as a studio analyst for Gonzaga men’s basketball games on the IMG College Sports Network.

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