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Brady Morningstar biography

Date of birth : 1986-01-23
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Hinsdale, Illinois
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-03-16
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, guard for the Kansas Jayhawks, NCAA Tournament

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Brady Morningstar is an American basketball player for the Kansas Jayhawks.

A 2010 KU graduate who is back for his fifth season in the Crimson and Blue... Has been a part of one NCAA National Championship, two NCAA Elite Eights, three NCAA Sweet 16s, four Big 12 regular-season titles and three Big 12 Tournament championships... Has played in 78 games for KU with 43 starts... Of the 78 games, seven have been in the Big 12 Championship and nine in the NCAA Tournament... A top reserve in 2009-10 starting nine of 27 games played... Started all but one game as a redshirt sophomore in 2008-09... Played a reserve role his freshman season in 2006-07 and was a redshirt on KU's 2008 national championship team... A standout local product that went to prep school following his high school senior season... A solid defender who has great range from inside and outside the three-point arc... Known as a contributor in all facets who steps up everyone's game when he is on the floor... A proven winner who is the son of a former KU player... The oldest player in the Big 12.

Had nine starts in 27 games played... All nine starts came in conference play... Averaged 21.4 minutes, 4.1 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.1 steals per game... Led the Big 12 in conference games only in assist-to-turnover ratio at 2.6 (49 assists, 19 turnovers)... Had nine games with multiple steals... Mainly played wing and made 40.2 percent from the field, including 39.6 from three-point range... Shot 50 percent or better nine times... Third on the team with 79 assists... Pulled down five-plus rebounds three times, including a season-high seven at Iowa State (1/23)... Scored double figures once with 14 points at Kansas State (1/30)... Was 4-for-5 from the field at KSU... Recorded nine points with five assists against Missouri (1/25)... Had seven points on 3-of-4 shooting with seven assists and two steals against California (12/22).

Started 34 of 35 games for the Jayhawks (gave way to Brennan Bechard on Senior Day)... Had six games of 10-plus points, including three in Big 12 play... Made a team-high 42 percent from three-point range and was second in the Big 12 in three-point field goal percentage in conference games played at 44.4 percent... Second on the team in minutes played with a 30.4 average... Logged 30-plus minutes in 21 games... Hit multiple three-pointers in 16 games... Tied career-high with four steals against Iowa State (2/18)... Matched a career-high with six assists against Oklahoma State (2/7)... Recorded a career-high 40 minutes at Baylor (2/2)... Grabbed a career-high eight rebounds at Colorado (1/31)... Tied a career high with six assists against Tennessee (1/3)... Recorded a career-best four steals vs. Kent State (12/1)... Scored a career-best 21 points against Coppin State (11/28)... Dished out six assists and came up with three steals against Florida Gulf Coast (11/18).

(Fall 2008):
Started the first two games in KU's 3-0 trip to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, but did not play in the last game due to a sore ankle... Played 21 minutes with four points and three rebounds versus McGill... Scored his only two points against Carleton with time running out in the first half to give KU a 45-44 halftime lead.

(2007-08): Practiced and suited up during KU's 2007-08 national championship season.

Appeared in 16 games and averaged 2.1 points... Had four games of 10 minutes or more, including a season-high 14 minutes against Northern Arizona in the season opener... Scored a season-high five points on three outings - vs. Dartmouth (11/28), vs. Colorado (1/27) and in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament vs. Niagara (3/16)... Appeared in seven conference games... Saw action in three postseason contests versus Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship and against Niagara and Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament... Recorded a season-high three assists in two games - vs. Dartmouth and Winston-Salem State (12/19)... Had a season-high three rebounds against Northern Arizona and Dartmouth.

Team captain at New Hampton (N.H.) Prep who averaged a team-high 22 points per game... Also averaged five assists and four rebounds... His team finished 25-10... Earned the team's Hugh Richardson Award as the most valuable player... Guided his team to three in-season tournament titles.

High School:

A Free State High School graduate (2005)... Coached by Jack Schreiner... Led the Firebirds in scoring with 18 points per game his senior season... Team won the Sunflower League title in 2005, finished 19-4 - the best record in school history - and entered the state tournament the No. 1 seed... An all-state selection in 6A and all classes his senior season... Was named the Sunflower League Player of the Year in 2005... Named to the all-metro team as well his senior campaign... Earned All-Sunflower League honors as a junior.


Full name is Brady Craig Morningstar... Born in Hinsdale, Ill.... Received his bachelor's degree in communication studies from KU in May 2010... Pursuing graduate studies in 2010-11... Parents are Roger and Linda Morningstar... Father, Roger, was a KU basketball standout on the 1974 and 1975 Big Eight Conference championship teams under head coach Ted Owens... Roger started 48 of 55 games played and averaged 11.7 points and 4.8 rebounds in his two-year career at Kansas... The 1974 Jayhawks advanced to the NCAA Final Four and ended the year ranked seventh nationally... Sister, Linsey, was a senior setter/defensive specialist on the Kansas volleyball team in 2006... Sister, Jamie, was a letterwinner at KU in volleyball from 1999-2002.

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