Adam John Morrison ( born July 19, 1984 in Glendive, Montana ) is a former American professional basketball player. He attended Mead High School in Spokane, a city in the state of Washington. Morrison was selected after a successful time in the U.S. College Football NCAA despite a diabetes disease as the third player in NBA Draft of the highest endowed professional league NBA and won in the squad of the Los Angeles Lakers in 2009 and 2010 the championship this league. After a year lay-off put Morrison continued his career in Europe, playing for Beşiktaş, 2012 in Istanbul.
After high school, he accepted an athletic scholarship for basketball at Gonzaga University in Spokane. In the third year (Junior ), he decided to turn pro after the season and left college early to put his skills to the test in the NBA. In the 2005-06 season, he led the College Football NCAA with 28.1 points per game to be the best points scorer.
In the NBA Draft in 2006, he was elected to position three of the Charlotte Bobcats behind Andrea Bargnani and LaMarcus Aldridge. The 2.03 m wide Morrison played in the position of small forward. On November 1, 2006, he celebrated his NBA debut against the Indiana Pacers. Against this team, he scored his previous Career (30 points) on 30 December 2006.
Abruptly, he became known nationally by a five -page article in the Sports Illustrated during his freshman year, in which, however, not his athletic performance, but his diabetes disease in mind. Since then, he is considered by many people with diabetes, especially in children and their parents as a model of what can be achieved in spite of the disease.
His first year concluded from Morrison with 11.8 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists and All- Rookie Second Team was called to the NBA. The 2007-08 season he had to completely suspend due to a serious knee injury. He returned for the 2008-09 season back to the Bobcats back, but could not play in the rotation, so that he was traded on February 7, 2009, together with his teammate Shannon Brown for Vladimir Radmanović to the Los Angeles Lakers. Even with the Lakers his breakthrough did not succeed and he did not get beyond the role as a substitute. With the Lakers, he won yet in 2009 and 2010 NBA Championship. After the season, Morrison was released from these and joined, for the preparatory phase for the 2010-11 season, the Washington Wizards on, was not included in the final squad.
During the 2010-11 season he found no NBA team wanted to sign him. He coached then individually in order to cure his injuries. For the 2011-12 season, he moved to Europe and signed a contract with KK Red Star Belgrade in Serbia. This was dissolved in December 2011. In January 2012, Morrison joined Beşiktaş Milangaz in Turkey, left this club but after only three months before the end of the season.
His last NBA comeback attempt started Morrison in summer 2012 when he stood for the Portland Trail Blazers in the extended squad preparing for the season, but he could earn no place for the 2012/13 season. After a further commitment in the NBA forthcoming, Morrison announced his retirement from professional sport.
In July 2013 he returned to his former Gonzaga University and was admitted to the coaching staff of the basketball team.