Monté Morris is a Nigerian-American professional basketball player who now plays for the NBA’s Denver Nuggets (NBA). He was a member of the Iowa State Cyclones basketball team in college. After quite a troublesome childhood, he is finally got what he deserves only because of his passion and his attitude to never ever give up.
Monté Robert Morris was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on June 27, 1995. Although he was born in Michigan, he was nurtured by his single mother, Lationa Morris, in Flint and he is the only son she has. What’s worse, he didn’t get his father’s affection because he died young from a heart attack. As a result, his mother was everything to him. Overall, he grew up in an environment full of gunfights, abandoned houses, a life full of crimes, and drugs. His entire youth was shaped by his mother and her schooling where he began playing basketball at the age of four, and his mother served as his coach from the beginning until his senior year of high school.
Morris also starred as a starter for his high school’s football team while attending Flint Beecher High School. During his senior year of high school, Morris won the Associated Press Class C Player of the Year award three years in a row. He was also named to the all-state team three times after leading the Buccaneers in scoring, assists, and steals in all three categories. Butler, Illinois, Indiana, Arizona State, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, USC, and Iowa State were all vying for his services. Morris, on the other hand, had committed to Iowa State.
Monté Morris Career
Morris began his college career on the bench before moving to the starting line. In February, he faced the Oklahoma Sooners for the first time. Morris averaged 6.8 points, 3.7 assists, and 2.6 rebounds as a rookie. Morris established the NCAA record for assists to turnover ratio with a 6.9 assist to turnover ratio in the Big 12 competition by the end of his freshman year. Monte appeared in 34 games as a sophomore and had the second-most assists among all sophomore players. In addition, he scored 20 points for the first time in his career against Texas Tech, and he also recorded his first double-double.
Monte was a four-year college player who spent most of his career in the G League before entering the 2017 NBA Draft. To begin his season, Morris was assigned to the NBA G League’s Rio Grande Valley Vipers. On December 12, 2017, he made his NBA debut against the Detroit Pistons. Morris was an unrestricted free agent at the time, so they agreed to a three-year, $27 million deal extension with him. Monte Morris has an average of 9.6 points and 3.5 assists per game in 21 minutes of action.
Monté Morris Biography
|Real Name||Monté Robert Morris|
|Birth Date||27 June 1995|
|Age (as of 2021)||26 Years|
|Birth Place||Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States|
|Height||in feet inches – 6’ 2” – in Centimeters – 188 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 83 kg – in Pounds – 183 lbs|
|Shoe Size||14 (U.S.)|
|School||Beecher High School|
|College||Iowa State University|
|Who is his girlfriend?||None|
The NBA player dated Amber Rose, an American model, media personality, and actress, in the year 2019. The connection sparked a lot of interest because Rose was a lot older than him. To keep a long tale short, their romance didn’t last long and they quickly ended it by unfollowing one other on social media. Monte is supposedly dating Terrelle Pryor’s ex-girlfriend Chania Ray after his wild and steamy breakup with Amber Rose. Chania Ray is a self-made Instagram model who has amassed a large following through her posts. Her previous experience includes serving as a co-captain for the West Virginia women’s basketball team during her junior year. The relationship hasn’t been proven, but speculations about it have been circulating owing to their flirting in the comments section.
As his contract came to an end in 2020, the basketballer was set to become an unrestricted free agent. Shortly after that, trade rumors began to circulate. Morris was offered a $27 million extension contract by the Denver Nuggets, indicating that they intend to keep him. The athlete accepted the contract and stayed with the Nuggets. He recently got into a heated argument with Juan Toscano-Anderson during a game versus the Warriors.
When Juan swung on the hoop for a slam, his body nudged the Nuggets player, who then pushed Toscano Anderson. This resulted in both of them moving in on each other before the referee and their respective team members intervened. As a result, both players were assessed technical fouls. Aside from that, he’s had a few injuries this season. He recently strained his hamstring, which caused him pain. Previously, he had missed 11 games due to a quadriceps injury.
Monté Morris Net Worth
Monté Morris signed a $27 million contract with the Denver Nuggets in 2020, and his average annual pay is estimated to be $9 million. Morris’ deal currently comprises a guaranteed salary of $4,661,321 and a base salary of $1,723,707. In addition, his deal has a $1,723,707 cap hit and a $1,723,707 dead cap value.
- He spent his early childhood in an environment filled with full of violence.
- Monte was included in the Parade All-American first team (2013)
- Morris is a shoe collector who has a large collection of Alexander McQueen’s.
- Morris is contributing back to society in addition to his current job.
- He is currently involved in charitable efforts with Kyle Kuzma of the Los Angeles Lakers.