MSU Spartans
Men's Basketball


Morris Peterson
#42 • Forward • Senior
6-4 ē 215
Flint, Mich.
Northern HS

• Big Ten Player of the Year
• All-American
• First Team All-Big Ten
• National Player of the Year Candidate
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Morris


Morris
 
1999-2000
  • John Wooden All-American, Sporting News first-team All-American, USBWA, NABC and Associated Press second-team All-American
  • NCAA Midwest Regional MVP, averaging 16.0 points and 4.3 rebounds
  • Big Ten Tournament Most Outstanding Player, averaging 18.0 points and 5.7 rebounds
  • Big Ten Player of the Year as selected by the leagueís coaches
  • First-Team All-Big Ten Selection by both the media and coaches
  • Michigan Stateís leading scorer (16.6 ppg)
  • Also leads MSU in scoring (17.2 ppg) and rebounding (7.4) in conference games
  • The only Big Ten player to rank among the top 10 in scoring (5th, 17.2 ppg), rebounding (4th, 7.4), field-goal percentage (5th, .457) and three-point field-goal percentage (8th, .373) in conference games
  • First in the Big Ten in overall three-point shooting (.435)
  • Four 25+ point games, including a career-high 32 vs. Michigan (2/1), 31 vs. North Carolina (12/1), 29 vs. Iowa (1/8) and 26 vs. Ohio State (2/15)
  • Two-time Big Ten Player of the Week (Jan. 10 and Feb. 7)
  • Member of NABC District 11 first team
  • One of 15 finalists for Naismith Male Collegiate Player of the Year
  • One of 12 finalists for USBWA Player of the Year
  • Michigan Stateís leading scorer in 20 of 37 games, scoring in double figures in all but three games
  • Seven double-doubles

Morris
 

Career

  • Ninth place on MSUís career scoring chart (1,542 points)
  • MSUís all-time games played leader
  • Fifth place on the MSU all-time three-point field goal chart (142)
  • Fifth place on the MSU career three-point field goal attempts list (371)
  • Seventh place on the MSU all-time three-point field goal percentage list (.383)
  • 1999 All-Big Ten despite starting only one conference game - the first sixth man to earn first-team all-league honors in a major conference
  • 1999 USBWA All-District V
  • Named Outstanding Player of the 1999 NCAA Midwest Regional
  • 72 double-figure scoring games, including 14 20-point performances
  • 10 double-doubles


"Heís one of the five best players in the country. The only reason people arenít saying that is because he doesnít have gaudy statistics."
- UConn coach Jim Calhoun

PETERSONíS CAREER STATISTICS

YearGP/GSMin./AvgFG-FGAFG%3 PT
FG-FGA
FG%FT- FTAFT%REBAVGPF/DABLSTPTS AVG
1995-96 4/0 12/ 3.0 1-11.0000-0.0000-1.000 30.8 2/0 00 0 20.5
1996-9729/18518/17.972-166.43416-59.27136-51.706 973.460/1186191966.8
1997-9827/0503/18.6 81-182.44523-69.33332-58.552 943.561/2243212178.0
1998-9938/4907/23.9190-343.55422-59.373114-140.8142165.797/436223351613.6
1999-0037/361071/28.9204-440.46480-184.435128-166.7712266.173/044114461616.6
Totals135/583011/22.3548-1132.484142-371.383310-416.7456364.7287/712242117154211.4

PETERSONíS CAREER STATS VS. FINAL FOUR OPPONENTS

TeamGMin/AvgFG-FGAPct.3FG-3FGAPct.FT-FTAPct.Reb/AvgAst/AvgPts/Avg
Wisconsin10232/23.230-72.4129-23.39129-37.78435/3.54/0.498/9.8
North Carolina253/26.515-29.5174-9.4446-9.6679/4.53/1.540/20.0

PETERSONíS CAREER NCAA TOURNAMENT GAME-BY-GAME STATS

TeamMin.FG-FGA3FG-3FGAFT-FTAREBAPTS
Eastern Michigan (3/12/98)174-61-20-0409
Princeton (3/14/98)140-10-14-4404
North Carolina (3/19/98)233-110-33-4319
Mount St. Maryís (3/12/99)244-80-10-01218
Mississippi (3/14/99)304-90-03-58311
Oklahoma (3/19/99)234-80-13-47011
Kentucky (3/21/99)336-130-27-810119
Duke (3/27/99)306-170-23-48115
Valparaiso (3/16/00)275-91-31-14012
Utah (3/18/00)335-113-40-03013
Syracuse (3/23/00)346-105-94-43221
Iowa State (3/25/00)365-131-37-77018
12-Game Totals32452-12911-3135-41739150
12-Game Averages27.0.403.355.8546.10.812.5

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