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RJ MORRIS

#41

Player profile

(Updated July 2022)
position
Guard
height
6-3
weight
185
year
Freshman
hometown
Jupiter, Fla.
high school
Jupiter Christian

QUOTING RJ MORRIS

“RJ was a complete pleasure to coach and is the definition of character, class and commitment.  While he was a key piece to our final four team as a sophomore, he really started to develop into his own as a Junior and Senior, becoming one of the best players in the county and leading us to the district championship in his final campaign as an Eagle.  His work ethic and determination is unmatched,” said Jupiter Christian Head Coach Brian Mullican. 

HONORS

2021 FSU Academic Dean’s List (Fall)
2022 FSU Academic President’s List (Spring)

WHY I WEAR MY NUMBER

I wear No. 41 because I think 41 is an uncommon, but cool number worn by some NBA greats, such as Dirk Nowitzki.

R.J. Morris is the eighth player in school history to earn uniform No. 41.  He is the second Seminole under Head Coach Leonard Hamilton and his staff, to wear the number since Uche Echefu (2006-09).  Echefu played on Florida State’s 2009 NCAA Tournament team, which was also the first Seminole team to play in the championship game of the ACC Tournament. 

MY HOMETOWN

I grew up in Palm City, Florida. It is a small town in South Florida and is known for its close proximity to the beach.

WHATS IN A NAME

My full name is Robert Russell Morris Jr. I was named after my father who is Robert Russell Morris. Since I was born, my nickname has always been RJ since I was born, which stands for “Robert Junior”.

ON MORRIS

A member of the Seminoles’ program for the second year…added to the Seminoles’ roster for the 2021-22 season but did not play in any games…a member of the Seminoles’ roster for the 2022-23 season…presented with one award at the 2022 Florida State Honors Banquet – the J.U.I.C.E (Just Us In Combat Everyday) Award – as a member of the Seminoles’ famed Green (Practice) Team…named to the Florida State Academic President’s List with a perfect 4.0 Grade Point Average in the spring of 2022…named to the Florida State Academic Dean’s List during the fall of 2021. 

SUMMER 2022 -- CANADIAN TOUR

Averaged 0.7 points (2 total points) and 0.7 rebounds (2 total points) in three games during three games in the Seminoles’ Summer tour of Canada in August of 2022…scored 2 points on 1 made field goal in 2 minutes of playing time in the Seminoles’ 86-66 win over Ottawa in their first of three exhibition games during the summer of 2022 in Canada…totaled 1 rebound three minutes of playing time in Florida State’s 98-64 win over Carleton in game two of their exhibition tour…earned 1 minute of playing time in Florida State’s 90-74 win over McGill University in the final game of Florida State’s three-game tour of Canada…earned 1 minute of playing time in Florida State’s 90-74 win over McGill University in the final game of Florida State’s three-game tour of Canada…attempted one shot and pulled down one rebound in the win…the Seminoles finished 3-0 on the 10-day trip north of the border.

AT JUPITER CHRISTIAN

Graduated from Jupiter Christian in 2021…a member of the Jupiter Christian varsity team for three seasons…averaged 11.7 points and 3.9 rebounds per game during his 70-game career…earned Palm Beach 5A-1A First-Team honors as named by the South Florida Sun Sentinel as a senior…named to the 2020-21 Palm Beach County All-County Second-Team by PBC Hoops…averaged a career-high 16.7 points, a career-high 8.6 rebounds and a career-high tying 1.5 assists in 18 games as a senior…shot .430 from the field and .450 from the 3-point line as he made 47 3-point shots in his final season…averaged 15.0 points, 3.6 rebounds and a career-high tying 1.5 assists per game in 25 games as a junior…averaged 5.3 points and 1.0 rebound in 27 games as a sophomore on a team that made the State Final Four in Lakeland, Fla.

PERSONAL

Born October 24, 2002…RJ is the son of Robert and Jennifer Morris…both of his parents graduated from Florida State…RJ is named after his dad and is Robert, Jr…has two younger sisters, Megan and Allie…was born in Marietta, Ga., but grew up in Jupiter, Fla…named to the Academic Honor Roll in each of his semesters in high school…graduated with a 4.33 cumulative GPA from Jupiter Christian…was a finalist for the Jefferson Scholarship at the University of Virginia…one of three recipients of Palm Beach Post’s Pathfinders Scholarship for Sports…is a Florida Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholar, and graduate of Palm Beach County’s Leadership Grow Program…majoring in Hospitality and Tourism Management.