A native of Bell County and current senior guard for the Kentucky Wildcats, Maci Morris, has been named to the Naismith Trophy Midseason Top 30 list, awarded to the top player in the country.
The list is compiled over 30 players spread across 20 different teams and Morris was selected with serious consideration to be named the best player of the year.
“The 30 players included on the midseason team have shown talent and drive worthy of the Citizen Naismith Trophy,” said Eric Horowitz, managing director U.S. and travel retail, Citizen Watch Company of America, Inc. “We are looking forward to watching these women compete for the honor of Women’s Player of the Year.”
Morris is currently averaging 16.1 points per game – second most on the team – while shooting a lethal 45.1 percent from three on nearly six attempts per game. She’s topped double-digits in scoring on 19 different occasions this season and eight games with at least 20 points. There is no doubt that she’s one of the top pure shooters across the entire NCAA.
She currently sits at eighth on the all-time scoring list for Kentucky players with 1,580 career points and plenty more on the way.
Her teammate, freshman Rhyne Howard, was named to the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 back in early January.
Joining Morris are four other ladies from the SEC who made the cut, along with Louisville guard Asia Durr. Notre Dame features five players on the list while UConn and Oregon both feature three.
The four finalists for the award will be announced on March 22 and the winner will be announced on April 6.