Maci Morris of Pineville, Ky., committed to coach Matthew Mitchell‘s Kentucky Wildcats in the fall of 2013. Morris became one of the stock risers of the circuit in 2014. Her play with Kentucky Premier saw her jump over 50 spots in the fall release of the ProspectsNation.com ELITE 150 in the now-senior class. Here is the Elite Basketball Academy All-American Camp standout’s progression dating back to 2010:
Maci Morris – Bell County HS (Pineville, Ky.) – 2015
Position: Shooting Guard/Small Forward
Club Team: Kentucky Premier
ProspectsNation.com Grade: 4 star plus
Committed College: Kentucky
5/24/14 – All Ohio Midwest Showdown (Cincinnati, Ohio) – Brandon Clay
In just a year’s time, Morris has elevated her stock in our essays on the cold war eyes. She was the most productive prospect on the floor against FBC Black. Her shot mechanics look good as does her ability to take a bump even though she’s got a slender frame. She made a tough right hand on left side finish in traffic before knocking down a 22 footer.
5/26/13 – Midwest Showdown (Mason, Ohio) – Jonathan Hemingway
Morris is a glue player. That said, we didn’t see counters and explosiveness to score consistently in this game play. Her skill set is smooth: she passes with either hand and is a good shooter with her feet set.
7/7/12 – FILA Nationals (Suwanee, Ga.) – Stephen Peck
The right-handed wing is very active without the ball in her hands and just makes plays. She is not a space creator with the ball but effective & efficient. She do my access homework has that Kylee Smith (GA-13) feel.
4/28/12 – Nike Skills (Indianapolis, Ind.) – Brandon Clay
Her game & frame have really evolved from initial eval two years ago. She’s close to a legit 6′ now. To me, she looks like a full-time wing right away at the next level. Doesn’t wow with any one area but makes shots, rarely forces the issue and plays hard on both ends. She picked up an offer from Louisville last week.
7/13/11 – Real Deal in the Ville (Franklin, Tenn.) – Brandon Clay
Morris is good at using screens and curling at the rim. The game is coming together for her as she is filling out. Her skill set is improving with each viewing. Here, Maci was posting up on the block and scoring with jump hooks. Dad, Lewis, is essay on frankenstein boys high school coach at Bell County.
6/12/11 @ EBA Super 64 Camp (Buford, Ga.) – Brandon Clay
Morris was really good against some of the best players in the country. She made shots out to 20 feet, defended and just played her position effectively. Still see her as a swing 3/4 right now. Showed that she can play on the perimeter with her ball skill.
4/15/11 @ Tip-Off Classic (Suwanee, Ga.) – Brandon Clay
A thin-framed combo forward, she can play facing basket. Good off the dribble drive. She scored with left hand at the end of the drive. Morris has a good handle in the open floor. In that way, she is more 4 than 3 right now.
10/3/10 – All Southeast Showcase (Suwanee, Ga.) – Brandon Clay
Morris has good length. She essay on help yourself by helping others reminds me of Cacy Burtnett (Belmont junior). We love her activity level. Lanky frame, will have to get stronger. Solid ball skill, IQ.
4/18/10 @ PSB Tip-Off Classic (Suwanee, Ga.) – Brandon Clay
Morris has a lanky, long frame with a good activity level. She can finish in traffic and rebounds, will post and score. She plays varsity as a 7th grader and is not strong enough yet to be a 4, not explosive enough to be a 3.
Brandon Clay is the owner of the JumpOffPlus.com International Report, Peach State Basketball, Inc., and ProspectsNation.com. The JumpOffPlus.com is picked up by more than 200 colleges and universities nationwide. He serves as the Executive Camp Director for the Elite Basketball Academy Camps. Clay has been involved in the community since 2001. You can reach him at BrandonClay@PeachStateBasketball.comasketball.com