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Marquese Chriss (born July 2, 1997) is an American basketball player who plays for the Phoenix Suns in the NBA. He played college basketball for the Washington Huskies.

Chriss attended Pleasant Grove High School in Elk Grove, California. Before playing basketball, Chriss loved playing American football, with him being a standout player and enjoying to play at the tight end, defensive end, and free safety positions.[1] He did not begin playing basketball until his freshman year in 2011 after a broken collarbone during middle school football caused his mother, a licensed clinical worker named Shawntae Wright, to bar him from playing. Chriss was almost cut from the team due to the school having too many big players already on the team combined with him being a shy, passive person at the time. However, he would ultimately be a part of Pleasant Grove's basketball team, and he'd grow to really love the sport of basketball as well by the middle of his freshman season. Around that same time, he'd already receive scholarship offers from a few other mid-major to major universities. Despite this late start, he developed to be ranked as a Top 60 recruit in the Class of 2015.

Around the start of his freshman season at the University of Washington, Chriss had some considerable struggles as a college player. Some of these issues earlier in the season included him showing limited production on the court and fouling out on consecutive strings of games, which included four of his first six games of the season and a stretch of six straight games afterwards, which lead to him holding a total 15 games of being fouled out in the season. However, Chriss started seeing a sports psychologist as recommended by his mother, which helped him improve upon some of his problems earlier in the season. He would showcase some of his improvements to many scouts on February 18, 2016 in a close 78–75 loss against the University of California, where he matched up surprisingly well against draft lottery prospects Jaylen Brown and Ivan Rabb in particular, showcasing 17 points, 7 rebounds, and a game-high 4 blocks in the process. His best game, though, came during the first round of the NIT Tournament, where he'd produce a double-double of 27 points and 11 rebounds in a close 107–102 win over Long Beach State University. As a freshman, he averaged 13.7 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. He also wound up becoming the best freshman shot-blocker in Washington University's history with an average of 1.6 blocks per game and was an honorable mention for the Pac-12 All-Freshmen Team.

After his only season in Washington ended, he entered the 2016 NBA Draft. Throughout the draft process, Chriss went from being a considerable late-lottery or mid-first round talent to rising up in the draft as a potential Top 3 draft candidate. Before the draft officially began, Chriss would sign a multi-year endorsement deal with Nike. Chriss is also compared favorably to both former Suns players Shawn Marion and Amar'e Stoudemire, as well as Shawn Kemp during the prime of their careers. On draft night, he would end up being drafted by the Sacramento Kings with their 8th pick in the draft. However, Chriss would get traded to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for their 13th and 28th picks (which would be Georgios Papagiannis and Skal Labissière respectively), the Detroit Pistons' 2020 second round pick, and the draft rights to Bogdan Bogdanović. He would be joined as a part of a new power forward duo for the Suns with Dragan Bender, their 4th pick in the draft, who was also the other player Phoenix was deciding upon at the top with their first lottery pick.

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Marquese Chriss

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Marquese Chriss (born July 2, 1997) is an American basketball player who plays for the Phoenix Suns in the NBA. He played college basketball for the Washington Huskies.

Chriss attended Pleasant Grove High School in Elk Grove, California. Before playing basketball, Chriss loved playing American football, with him being a standout player and enjoying to play at the tight end, defensive end, and free safety positions.[1] He did not begin playing basketball until his freshman year in 2011 after a broken collarbone during middle school football caused his mother, a licensed clinical worker named Shawntae Wright, to bar him from playing. Chriss was almost cut from the team due to the school having too many big players already on the team combined with him being a shy, passive person at the time. However, he would ultimately be a part of Pleasant Grove's basketball team, and he'd grow to really love the sport of basketball as well by the middle of his freshman season. Around that same time, he'd already receive scholarship offers from a few other mid-major to major universities. Despite this late start, he developed to be ranked as a Top 60 recruit in the Class of 2015.

Around the start of his freshman season at the University of Washington, Chriss had some considerable struggles as a college player. Some of these issues earlier in the season included him showing limited production on the court and fouling out on consecutive strings of games, which included four of his first six games of the season and a stretch of six straight games afterwards, which lead to him holding a total 15 games of being fouled out in the season. However, Chriss started seeing a sports psychologist as recommended by his mother, which helped him improve upon some of his problems earlier in the season. He would showcase some of his improvements to many scouts on February 18, 2016 in a close 78–75 loss against the University of California, where he matched up surprisingly well against draft lottery prospects Jaylen Brown and Ivan Rabb in particular, showcasing 17 points, 7 rebounds, and a game-high 4 blocks in the process. His best game, though, came during the first round of the NIT Tournament, where he'd produce a double-double of 27 points and 11 rebounds in a close 107–102 win over Long Beach State University. As a freshman, he averaged 13.7 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. He also wound up becoming the best freshman shot-blocker in Washington University's history with an average of 1.6 blocks per game and was an honorable mention for the Pac-12 All-Freshmen Team.

After his only season in Washington ended, he entered the 2016 NBA Draft. Throughout the draft process, Chriss went from being a considerable late-lottery or mid-first round talent to rising up in the draft as a potential Top 3 draft candidate. Before the draft officially began, Chriss would sign a multi-year endorsement deal with Nike. Chriss is also compared favorably to both former Suns players Shawn Marion and Amar'e Stoudemire, as well as Shawn Kemp during the prime of their careers. On draft night, he would end up being drafted by the Sacramento Kings with their 8th pick in the draft. However, Chriss would get traded to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for their 13th and 28th picks (which would be Georgios Papagiannis and Skal Labissière respectively), the Detroit Pistons' 2020 second round pick, and the draft rights to Bogdan Bogdanović. He would be joined as a part of a new power forward duo for the Suns with Dragan Bender, their 4th pick in the draft, who was also the other player Phoenix was deciding upon at the top with their first lottery pick.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Marquese Chriss for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Marquese Chriss, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Marquese Chriss or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Marquese Chriss?

    Booking fees for Marquese Chriss, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Marquese Chriss, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Marquese Chriss?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Marquese Chriss for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Marquese Chriss for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Marquese Chriss or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Marquese Chriss or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Marquese Chriss is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Marquese Chriss for your event is available upon request. Marquese Chriss generally travels from Phoenix, AZ, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Joel Embiid, Matt Kuchar, Kevin Love, Steve Kerr and James Harden. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Marquese Chriss for an upcoming event.

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