There are many records waiting for who will better them in the National Basketball Association league. Among them are Marquese Chriss’ 100 steals, three-pointers, and blocks which he accumulated at 20 years and 213 days old. If you check the NBA records, you’d find that he is the third youngest player in the league’s history to pull this off. The only two players to ever attain this feat at a younger age are King LeBron and Kevin Durant.
How old is Marquese Chriss; what’s his story? Let’s find out how his career began and other details of his life.
Marquese Chriss Bio (Age)
Marquee Chriss was born on July 2, 1997, to Shawntae Wright, a licensed clinical worker in California. While much isn’t known about his biological dad, we can tell he has a good relationship with Michael Wright, his stepdad. Marquese has 8 siblings – 3 brothers and 5 sisters.
Chriss grew up in Sacramento, California, and played basketball as well as American football. In his eighth-grade, Marquese awkwardly landed on his shoulder and broke his collarbone while trying to catch a long pass. After that, his mum refused him playing football. That was how Chriss began his long romance with basketball.
New at basketball, Chriss almost didn’t make it but his energy and effort stood out. As a freshman, he had zero competitive experience in basketball but worked his way into the starting line-up. When he led his school to a 28-6 record and a state championship, colleges began offering him scholarships. He eventually accepted one from the University of Washington. Meanwhile, he averaged 21.9 points, 11.6 rebounds, and 3.1 blocks per game as a senior in Pleasant Grove High School. This earned him a widespread recognition as a good number of platforms rated him among the best of his peers.
Through his college career, Marquese was able to put up performances that made him a potential Top 3 draft prospect. Among other things, he was able to take the fourth position in all-time points (467) gathered by a freshman at the Washington Huskies and the 5th spot in rebounds (183). Additionally, he managed 55 blocks – the most by any freshman in the Huskies’ history.
In view of that, it wasn’t a surprise when he was selected by the Sacramento Kings with the eighth overall pick in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft. But then, he was immediately traded to the Phoenix Suns. He made a rookie deal with the Suns sometime in July that year and settled in for the 2016 NBA Summer League.
In the 2016-2017 season, he participated in all the 82 games played, playing and winning against Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics, Sacramento Kings, and Portland. He was the only Suns player to participate in all the games of the seasons. His rookie campaign ended on a good note as he was named to the 2017 NBA All-Rookie Second Team. So far, this has been the major highlight of his professional career.
Marquese was with the Suns for the 2017 NBA Summer League and remained with the side until August 2018 when he was traded to the Houston Rockets. Even though it has been widely expressed that Chriss would become a better player as he spends more time in the NBA, many have affirmed that he is a natural fit in Houston. It is believed that the caliber of players in Houston Rockets will help him maximize his skill set and fill his role meaningfully.
Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
Needless to say, Chriss plays with good intensity and energy, showing a lot of potential as a power forward. Marquese Chriss’ frame and quick feet have become his trademark. His speed is just amazing as he has proven to be a difficult power forward to contend with.
However, as his rebounding output is considered low on several quarters, it is expected that the Houston Rockets will help him improve his performance in this area. To a large extent, the attainments that this bloke will accomplish in the nearest future depend on how well his new team develops him. The following are details of his body stats and more facts.
Height with shoes: 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Height without shoes: 6 ft 8.75 in
Weight: 240 lb (109 kg)
Wingspan: 7’1″ (2.16m)
Standing reach: 8’9.5″
Hand length: 9.0″
Maximum leap: 38.5″
Standing leap: 32.5″