Zags to honor Adam Morrison by hanging jersey at McCarthey

SPOKANE, Wash. — Gonzaga University athletics will honor Adam Morrison by hanging his jersey from the rafters of the McCarthey Athletic Center.

Morrison will be the third player in program history to have his jersey displayed; it will hang next to those of Gonzaga greats John Stockton and Frank Burgess.

A ceremony will be held prior to the Gonzaga men’s basketball game against San Diego on February 27. Morrison will be present.

“Morrison’s name was synonymous with college basketball in 2006. He adorned the front of magazines and had the country talking about his mane, mustache and Gonzaga basketball,” a release from the athletic department said. “He led the Bulldogs to a 29-4 overall record and a No. 5 ranking in the final Associated Press poll. For the eighth-straight year the Zags earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament, this time a third seed, after posting a perfect 14-0 record in the West Coast Conference regular-season and winning the WCC Tournament.”

Morrison led the nation in scoring during his last year with the Zags. He averaged 28.1 points per game and was only the second Gonzaga player ever to do so.

He was honored as a John R. Wooden Award Player of the Year, Naismith Trophy Top Four Finalist, NABC All-District 14 First Team and USBWA All-District 9 First Team.

After his time with the Zags, Morrison was drafted by the Charlotte Bobcats as the third pick overall.