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Randolph Morris is showing China a thing or two

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As Beisner noted a few days ago, former Cat Joe Crawford recently joined Randolph Morris with the Beijing Ducks in the Chinese Basketball Association. So far, they’re making big trouble for Little China.

Crawford has made a splash in his first few games, averaging 24.5 points through a pair of games with the team after joining them last week. However, it’s Morris that continues to be the scariest thing to hit China since Josh Harrellson. Morris was named the Player of the Week for the CBA last week, as he put up 34 points and 17 rebounds in the squad’s win over Jilin. The big man is averaging 29.4 points and 12.8 rebounds, good for 2nd and 8th in the league, respectively. In the event that the state-owned televisions get sports channels, the pair of Cats have definitely made the Ducks a team to watch in the land adjacent to the Land of the Rising Sun and, according to this highly informative blurb about Morris, the team could have been even better if they hadn’t lost as many games:

American Randolph Morris (211-F/C-86) had an amazing evening in the last round for Beijing and that’s him to receive a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 15.

The 24-year old power forward had a double-double of 34 points and seventeen rebounds, while his team beat Jilin (#14, 3-11) 105-98. Beijing is placed at 5th position in Chinese CBA. They would have been even better if they hadn’t lost a few games earlier this season. Beijing will need more victories to improve their 9-6 record. Morris turned to be Beijing’s top player in his first season with the team. University of Kentucky graduate has very impressive stats this year. Morris is in league’s top in points (2nd best: 29.4ppg), rebounds (8th best: 12.8rpg) and averages solid 1.8bpg.

It’s always good to see former Kentucky players finding success, especially when it jives well with Coach Cal’s plan to take over the Middle Kingdom. Here’s to their continued domination and to Beijing finding a way to get a few more victories. They’ll need them if they want to improve their record.

前往莫里斯和克劳福德。去猫。

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Article written by Hunter Campbell

I used to write here.

37 Comments for Randolph Morris is showing China a thing or two



  1. UKIreland
    5:03 pm January 18, 2011 Permalink

    Morris is only 24??!!



  2. ukbill
    5:05 pm January 18, 2011 Permalink

    And I hear they get paid cash over there, which is just as good as money.



  3. KYStout
    5:06 pm January 18, 2011 Permalink

    Is this really the 5 o’clock post?



  4. JackBluto
    5:07 pm January 18, 2011 Permalink

    “Beijing will need more victories to improve their 9-6 record.”

    You can’t get any math past those Chinese reporters, can you?



  5. Robbie
    5:12 pm January 18, 2011 Permalink

    When did he graduate?



  6. Uklumpy
    5:16 pm January 18, 2011 Permalink

    UK graduate? According to who’s fax machine?



  7. JackBluto
    5:19 pm January 18, 2011 Permalink

    I’m glad Morris is playing well and finding success. He looked sad at the end of the Hawks bench for 2 years. Glad to hear about Joe also, because I never doubted how hard Joe worked for UK (yes, I am implying something).



  8. WhiskerBiscuit
    5:24 pm January 18, 2011 Permalink

    Wow, 24? It seemed like he graduated 10 years ago……



  9. Sean
    5:25 pm January 18, 2011 Permalink

    I hope that our 1st position team from University of Kentucky can defeat the 1st position team from University of Alabama in United States Southeastern Conference. The winner will have more points tonight. We would not share 1st position if we had defeated University of Georgia. Continued wins result in fewer losses. The goal of this season for University of Kentucky is first position.



  10. UKIreland
    5:27 pm January 18, 2011 Permalink

    Some people don’t know how translations work I guess.



  11. GoCats2010
    5:36 pm January 18, 2011 Permalink

    8. he’s 25 and he didn’t graduate



  12. Give'em Hell Cats
    5:41 pm January 18, 2011 Permalink

    I’d vote for Beisner, but it would be a wasted vote, kind of like voting for Nader or Gatewood. Just as long as Jones doesn’t win…



  13. UKChillFan
    5:44 pm January 18, 2011 Permalink

    I went to see UK play at Alabama Morris’ last year, I think, and he was awful. He said, after the game, “I just wasn’t into it”. I can’t think of anyone rated higher who did less, with the possible excetpion of Curruth (and I may have misspelled his name).



  14. Evil_Translator
    5:52 pm January 18, 2011 Permalink

    All your base are belong to us.



  15. BPsycho
    5:53 pm January 18, 2011 Permalink

    #12 I have full access to 150 networked computers. If I were really bored I could make it rain on Beisner lol Jones has got this locked up tho so Imma sit back and watchem get his due.



  16. Big D
    5:56 pm January 18, 2011 Permalink

    I can’t believe anyone cares about Morris.



  17. Vote4BBN
    6:07 pm January 18, 2011 Permalink

    I am still looking for the “none of the above” option for the favorite blogger contest.

    Please let me know when/ if that will be available.

    Kindly,

    Guy Whothinksthereshouldbeanoneoftheabovechoice



  18. Bloodsport
    6:08 pm January 18, 2011 Permalink

    CHUN LI!!! CHUN LI!!! CHUN LI!!!



  19. Bill Steimer
    6:09 pm January 18, 2011 Permalink

    Is there a live blog for tonight’s game?



  20. LexDoc
    6:10 pm January 18, 2011 Permalink

    “Goes to Morris and Crawford. Goes to the Cat.”?



  21. Rockfield, KY
    6:12 pm January 18, 2011 Permalink

    18. OK, USA!



  22. GeezerJock
    6:15 pm January 18, 2011 Permalink

    I am L.M.A.O.
    Morris is only 24 yrs. old????
    He played so long ago for uk…that he HAS TO BE AT LEAST 30!!!
    Next I expect to read that Andre Riddick is playing for China at age 25 …:-)



  23. devoted fan
    6:19 pm January 18, 2011 Permalink

    Randolph Morris should never be on this site, he was the lazziest basketball player i have ever seen.. anyone who supports him shouldn’t be fans of uk and basketball.. He gave UK nothing and had a foot out the door the moment he stepped on campus. f*ck Morris.



  24. Blueridge
    6:23 pm January 18, 2011 Permalink

    Morris left when Tubby left. If your choice was to come back and play for Gillispie for free or the Knicks for 1.6 million, what would you do?



  25. tom5673
    6:52 pm January 18, 2011 Permalink

    well put #23. who cares how well randy’s doing in china? i do wish crawford all the best. he gave us all he had his senior year. it’s a shame he didn’t make it in the league. morris=orton. couldn’t wait to get out of lexington. didn’t give a sh*t about the blue and white.



  26. Megan
    6:57 pm January 18, 2011 Permalink

    “They would have been even better if they hadn’t lost a few games earlier this season.”

    That’s what my golf girlfriend says all the time. “I played pretty well if you don’t count the holes I messed up on.”



  27. devoted fan
    6:57 pm January 18, 2011 Permalink

    25.. well said.. joe crawford is awsum.. nothing against him at all, like you said he actually gave a shit and matured his senior season..

    24. uh do you remember when he had to sit out games because he got an agent. do you remember?um that was before tubby left and i’m not just talking about when he left i’m talking about his attitude for UK and the way he presented himself while playing just pure laziness, and no bone in his body ever cared about uk and our program..



  28. tyrus
    7:28 pm January 18, 2011 Permalink

    Sorry there Randy Morris, never liked ya but good luck playing in the basketball obscurity land of the rising sun



  29. BurnerTurner5
    7:30 pm January 18, 2011 Permalink

    Morris did have a really good game against UC a few years ago in the tournament. And for us UK fans up here in northern Kentucky that is a good thing.



  30. Dancin Man
    7:33 pm January 18, 2011 Permalink

    When his season is done, he should come back to Rupp and do the “Y”–take note Ty Ty.

    On second thought, he would probably to lazy to walk to center court, and most certainly too lazy to raise both arms in the air.



  31. Wildcat Singularity
    7:35 pm January 18, 2011 Permalink

    Randolph Morris was my favorite Kentucky player until Pat Pat, and later Carl Cousins dethroned him. I loooove me some talented bigs!



  32. Blueridge
    7:54 pm January 18, 2011 Permalink

    27) Morris never had an agent. That’s why he was reinstated. I thought he played a lot better his last year here. We probably would have had a losing season without him here.



  33. wow
    8:04 pm January 18, 2011 Permalink

    28)China not so obscure. Only the most people in the world, and Japan is the Land of the Rising Sun. Anyways how can you not like a guy that had 45 dunks on Tennesee???



  34. ukgrad
    8:22 pm January 18, 2011 Permalink

    when did morris graduate from UK? Former UK player.



  35. stegbrent
    8:25 pm January 18, 2011 Permalink

    Arnold the Pig would average a double double.



  36. BlueWhipped
    10:33 pm January 18, 2011 Permalink

    We know that the land of the rising sun is Japan, right? Also, good for Randolph. Sounds like he grew up



  37. Lou eaton
    7:43 am January 19, 2011 Permalink

    I had no problem with Morris during his stay at UK. He always mirror imaged his coach who was surprised that UK was unhappy with two straight years of 9-7 finishes in the conference….