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KU Basketball Coach Bill Self On Morris Twins' NBA Decision

The Kansas Jayhawks basketball team will be without two giants next year as Marcus and Markieff Morris have decided to leave school early and enter the 2011 NBA draft. They've signed with an agent so it's a done deal -- they're gone.

KU basketball coach Bill Self issued a statement following the announcement of their decision.

"I am proud of Marcus and Markieff for the development and improvement they made, not only off the court, but on the court in their three years here," Self said. "They have been an absolute joy to coach and performed at a level to give them the opportunity to leave and enter the NBA draft after three years. We not only wish them the best moving forward but also 100 percent support this decision for them to enter."

Does anyone remember the Morris twins' freshman year? They were a couple of skinny kids that, frankly, didn't seem to be ready for big-time college basketball. It's pretty cool to see how they've blossomed into the category of college basketball's elite.

They're two of the most unique players in KU basketball history because there's two of 'em and it won't be nearly as enjoyable without them playing at Allen Fieldhouse. 

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