Brian Morrison
Brian Morrison

Player Profile

Redmond, WA

High School:
Lake Washington

Last College:
North Carolina

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 192




UCLA -- Although he missed 15 games last season with hamstring and ankle injuries, when Morrison was healthy and on the floor for the Bruins, he was one of UCLA's top offensive threats and defensive stoppers ... Early in the season, before the hamstring injury, he set career-highs in points (28, including 6-8 from three-point range) and rebounds (nine) vs. UC Riverside and in UCLA's last game, after the ankle injury, he led the Bruins with 23 points, including 5-7 from three-point range, against Washington at the Pac-10 Tournament ...A two-year (2000-02) letterman at North Carolina, Morrison transferred to UCLA at the conclusion of the 2001-02 school calendar ... He sat out 2002-03 and will have one more year of eligibility with the Bruins ... Averaged better than 18 points as a senior prepster at Lake Washington HS and was a WA All-State selection.

2003-04 - In the second half vs. Michigan State (12/20), Morrison strained his left hamstring and missed nine contests, returning to action on Jan. 28 against USC ... At the time of his injury, he was UCLA's No. 3 scorer (11.8), No. 3 in minutes (31.7) and top three-point shooter (45.9, 17-37) ... Sprained his right ankle on Feb. 4 and did not play vs. the Washington schools in Pauley but returned to action the following week (at the Arizona schools) ... The right ankle injury kept him out of the games vs. the Bay area schools in Pauley, at USC and vs. Notre Dame in Pauley ... Returned to action at the Oregon schools (end of the regular season), then led the Bruins in their loss to Washington in the Pac-10 Tournament ... In 13 games (five starts), Morrison averaged 22.5 minutes, 8.5 points (No. 4 on the team) and 2.2 rebounds, while shooting .429 from the field, .429 (27-63, No. 1) from three-point range and .800 (12-15) from the foul line ... In UCLA's statistics for its 11 wins (in those victories, Morrison played in four games, including three starts), he was the team's No. 2 scorer (14.0), averaging 31.5 minutes, 4.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists, while shooting 50.0 (19-38) from the field, 50.0 (13-26) from three-point range and 1.000 (5-5) from the foul line ...His highlight games included -- Morrison started against Vermont and contributed nine points (three of seven from three-point range) and four rebounds in 29 minutes ... He was three of four from three-point range in the second half, including one with 48 seconds remaining to give UCLA a 67-64 lead ... He also took a key charge with 1:15 remaining in the game ... Against UC Riverside, he scored a career-high 28 points, making 11 of 15 shots from the floor and six of eight from three-point range, and added a team and career-best nine rebounds and two assists in 30 minutes ... He scored 20 of his points in the second half (it was the most total points by a Bruin guard since March 6, 2003 when Ray Young scored 30 vs. Washington State in Pauley Pavilion) ... He had nine points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 30 minutes against Kentucky ... In 40 minutes vs. Loyola Marymount, Morrison had eight points, one rebound, one assist and one steal ... In 34 minutes vs. UC Santa Barbara, he had six points and a career-high five assists ... In 27 minutes vs. Michigan State off the bench (he injured his left hamstring in the second half), Morrison contributed 11 points, two rebounds, three assists and one blocked shot and steal ...Did not play vs. Michigan, Oregon State, Oregon, at Washington State, at Washington, Arizona State, Arizona, at Stanford and at California because of the hamstring injury ... He sprained his right ankle in practice on Feb. 4 and did not play vs. Washington State and Washington ... At Arizona State, he played 17 minutes and had seven points, three assists, two steals and one rebound ... He did not play against California, Stanford, at USC and Notre Dame because of the right ankle injury ... In the Pac-10 Tournament against Washington, he scored a game-high 23 points, making seven of nine from the floor (five of seven from three-point range) and all four free throw attempts, and added one rebound and one assist in 22 minutes off the bench. HONORS - At the Bruins' end-of-the-year banquet, Morrison was given the Irv Pohlmeyer Memorial Award (Outstanding Defensive Player) ... His preseason honors included - Basketball News Impact Transfer.

MORRISON'S 2003-04 SEASON/UCLA HIGHS -- 40 minutes vs. Loyola Marymount (12/13); 28 points vs. UC Riverside (12/3); 9 rebounds vs. UC Riverside (12/3); 5 assists vs. UC Santa Barbara (12/17); 2 steals vs. Arizona State (2/12); 1 blocked shot vs. Kentucky (12/6), Michigan State (12/20).

North Carolina -- As a sophomore for the Tar Heels, playing both point and shooting guard, Morrison appeared in all 28 games and averaged 7.1 points, led NC with 42 three-pointers (42-125, 33.6), was third on the team with 72 assists (2.6) and shot 75.7 (28-37) from the foul line ... He scored a career-high 21 points in Carolina's win over Georgia Tech and added 19 in a victory over Saint Joseph's ... Scored in double figures 10 times in 28 games and had a season-high six assists on two occasions ... As a freshman in 2000-01, Morrison played in 32 of Carolina's 33 games, averaging 3.0 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists and shot 37.8 (17-45) from three-point range ... He scored in double figures twice, including 14 points vs. Winthrop and 13 at Appalachian State ... As a frosh, Morrison made at least one three-pointer in 12 games and had four games in which he connected on at least two three-pointers ... On Dec. 23, 2000 when No. 15 North Carolina defeated UCLA 80-70 in Pauley Pavilion, Morrison scored seven straight points, including 1-2 from three-point range and added an assist.

High School -- Played prep basketball for head coach Corey Shepard at Lake Washington HS in Kirkland, WA ... MVP of the Sonny Vaccaro Roundball Classic played in Raleigh, NC in Spring 2000 ... Averaged 19.9 points as a junior and better than 18 points as a senior at Lake Washington ... WA All-State and All-Conference selection.

Personal -- Full name: Brian David Morrison ... Born July 25, 1982 in Seattle, WA ... Parents: Pat and Kathy Morrison ... History major ... While at NC, Morrison was a communications studies major with a minor in psychology.