Maci Morris Accepts Training Camp Invite with Washington Mystics

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LEXINGTON, KY (UK Athletics) – Maci Morris, who recently completed one of the most successful careers in Kentucky women’s basketball history, has agreed to further her playing career and signed a training camp agreement with the WNBA’s Washington Mystics. Training camp will be held in early May in Washington D.C.

Morris, who went undrafted in the 36-pick WNBA Draft earlier this month, will compete for a roster spot with the Mystics at the camp. Washington, which is led by head coach Mike Thibault, is coming off the most successful season in franchise history with a 22-12 regular season record and their first trip to the WNBA Finals.

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Morris was fantastic for the Wildcats the past four seasons and topped it off with a great year in 2018-19, averaging 15.1 points per game with a team-best 75 3s and 45.2 percent from long range. Morris’ high percentage from long range was one of the best marks in the nation, sitting first in the Southeastern Conference and sixth nationally in that statistic. The guard scored in double figures in 26 games in 2018-19, including eight games of 20 or more.
Morris’ best game during the 2018-19 season came in Knoxville, Tenn., when she scored 27 points with four 3s, three rebounds and three steals in UK’s win against the Lady Vols. The senior scored 19 points in UK’s first-round NCAA Tournament win over Princeton with three 3s, four rebounds and two steals while she had 18 points with four 3s against NC State in the second round.
The native of Bell County, Ky., has left her mark on the UK program as one of the best to ever play for the Wildcats. Morris ranks sixth all-time in scoring with 1,692 points while her 252 career 3s made ranks second all time. The guard connected on 41.1 percent of her 3-point attempts during her career, ranking her at the top of UK’s all-time list in that category. In all, Morris hit at least one 3 in 107 of 129 career games.
Morris received several awards this season and was one of five national finalists for the Ann Meyers-Drysdale Award for top shooting guard in the nation. In March, the guard was named an All-SEC Frist-Team performer by league coaches and All-SEC Second-Team honoree by the Associated Press. League coaches also tabbed Morris the SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year and she was one of 14 players tabbed to the SEC Community Service Team earlier this season. Most recently, Morris was named a WBCA All-America honorable mention.

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Bryan Kennedy hails from the Bluegrass State. He was born and raised in Owensboro, KY where he graduated from Apollo High School in 2006. Bryan graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Spanish in 2010. He also received his master's degree in Sports Media and Branding from Western Kentucky University. While at UK, Bryan was the general manager of the on-campus TV station. He also did sports reporting, anchoring, producing and even the weather for UK Student News Network. While working for UKSNN, he also had the pleasure of covering Coach John Calipari's first press conference when he was introduced as the new head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats; easily one of his favorite moments as a young sports reporter. Before coming to ABC 36, Bryan was a morning anchor and reporter at WXXV News 25, our sister station in Gulfport, MS. He anchored more than four hours of news every day, including morning shows on NBC and Fox. While down south, Bryan had the opportunity to cover the Sugar Bowl, New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans. After spending a little more than two years at WXXV, Bryan is extremely excited to return home. In his spare time, Bryan enjoys playing sports, especially rugby. He also enjoys crossfitting and watching sports (obviously). He's extremely excited to cover Central Kentucky. Feel free to say hello and send story ideas toBKennedy@wtvq.com