Maci Morris has had quite an eventful few months. Earlier this year, the former Cat was playing professional basketball in Italy, where her team had qualified for the post-season playoffs. But in the span of just a few weeks, the COVID-19 outbreak overtook the country, shut down her league and (almost) left her stranded abroad.
Now, Morris is back home in Kentucky, where she’s enjoying time with her family, reeling in plenty of fish and catching up with us, Kentucky Sports Radio. Before long, she’ll be back on the basketball court – this time, in America. She’s signed on to play with the Tennessee Conductors, based in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
“One of the owners of the team played basketball with my dad in Cumberland, Kentucky,” Morris explained. “He reached out to me and said, ‘Hey, we’re going to start this new league up. I want you to be on the team.'”
The best part of her new spot with the Conductors? She’ll be joined by two fellow Wildcats: Makayla Epps and Taylor Murray.
Morris and I touch on several topics in our 10-minute conversation, including:
- How she’s been staying busy during her quarantine in Bell County.
- What it was like being in Italy during the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, and how her agent had to help her get a flight home.
- Why she decided to sign with a new professional team in Tennessee, rather than returning to Europe.
- How excited she is to be reuniting with Makayla Epps and Taylor Murray for the Conductors.
- A tough choice: her friends or Italian pasta?
Check it out!