Morgan Tuck is a 1.88m American forward born in
1994 with an excellent NCAA experience with University of Connecticut where she
won four titles in a row, averaging 13.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.4 assists
in her senior year (2015-16). Due to that success with UConn she was chosen as
the 3rd pick of the WNBA Draft. Furthermore, she has a spectacular
experience with the youth national teams winning four consecutives Gold Medals.
Morgan Tuck career started at Bolingbrook High
School where she had an amazing career and in four years was 3 times the
Illinois State Champion, scored 2.342 points, 948 rebounds and 167 assists and
had unbelievable record of 110 wins and 9 loses. In addition, in her senior
year she was awarded of the Illinois State Player of the Year.
Due to her success at High School level, Morgan
Tuck played for the U17 United States National Team, winning the Gold Medal in
the 2010 World Championship and she averaged 7.4 points and 5 rebounds per
game. In that tournament, Morgan had the third best percentage in 3 pointers
with an amazing 50% and shone against Canada with 21 points and 7 rebounds in
15 minutes, against Turkey with 11 points and 3 rebounds in 18 minutes and
against Japan with 10 points and 7 rebounds in 19 minutes.
In the summer of 2011 Morgan played for the U19
United States National Team being two years younger the World Championship in
Chile, where she won her second Gold Medal.
In the summer of 2012 Morgan played the U19
American Championship, where she won her third Gold Medal and she had an
amazing tournament averaging 17.8 points, 5 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.
Morgan was the best scorer of the tournament and excelled with 23 points
against Dominican Republic, with 22 points against Canada and with 17 points
and 6 rebounds against Argentina.
After finishing High School, Morgan started to
play for UConn in the 2012-13 season, where she achieved her first NCAA title
and scored 6.4 points, grabbed 3.4 rebounds and dished 1.3 assists per game in
just 15 minutes.
In the summer of 2013 Morgan competed in the
U19 World Championship in Lithuania where for fourth time in a row she got the
Gold Medal and she averaged 13.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2 assists per game.
The American guard shone against Lithuania with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 6
assists in 21 minutes, against China with 18 points and 8 rebounds and against
Netherlands with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists in 15 minutes.
During the 2013-14 season, Morgan suffered a
knee injury that left her out of competition most of the season, even so her
UConn was for the second time the NCAA champion.
Morgan Tuck exploded in the 2014-15 season
because she was the UConn starting guard for 37 games, had double figures 34
times and averaged 14.4 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game, with a
great 66.3% from the field. In that year Morgan and her UConn won for their
third time the NCAA title and the guard excelled in the NCAA Tournament
averaging 19.2 points per game and with an incredible shooting percentages,
60.8% from the field and 42.9% in 3 pointers.
The 2015-16 season has been the year of her
consolidation because she has been the guard of the team champion and has
repeated a great stats averaging 13.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.4 assists per
game. One thing to note is that Morgan has scored more than 19 points in the
last five games with the Huskies and during the season she has shone against
Oregon State with 21 points and against USF with 22 points and 12 rebounds.
Furthermore, Morgan was awarded for the Sportsmanship of the Year.
2008-09 Bolingbrook High School
2009-10 Bolingbrook High School
2010-11Bolingbrook High School
2011-12 Bolingbrook High School
2012-13 Connecticut (NCAA): 6.4ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.3apg, 3PT: 28.9% in 15mpg
2013-14 Connecticut (NCAA): 7.5ppg, 2.4rpg, FGP: 53.1%, 3PT: 41.2% in 14mpg
2014-15 Connecticut (NCAA): 14.4ppg, 5.5rpg, 2.9apg, FGP: 66.3%, 3PT: 29.2%
FT: 75% in 25mpg
2015-16 Connecticut (NCAA): 13.7ppg, 5.73rpg, 3.45apg, FGP: 51.6%, 3PT:
32.2%, FT: 78.8% in 26mpg
2016: Drafted by Connecticut Sun (WNBA, 1rd (3))
USA U16 National Team, -09
USA U17 National Team, -10
World Championsip U17 in France -10 (Gold): 7.4 ppg, 5rpg, 1.1 apg, 3PT:
USA U19 National Team, -11, -13
World Championship U19 in Chile -11 (Gold): 3.6ppg, 2.4rpg
USA U18 National Team, -12
FIBA Americas U18 in Puerto Rico -12 (Gold): 17.8ppg, 5rpg, 1.4apg, FGP:
57.1%, FT: 80.6%
World Championship U19 in Lithuania -13 (Gold): 13.1ppg, 4.7rpg, 2apg,
2.1spg, FGP: 52.4%,
Big East Regular Season Runner-Up, -13
Big East Tournament Finalist , -13
NCAA Champion -13, -14, -15, -16
ACC Regular Season Champion, -14, -15, -16
ACC Tournament Winner, -14, -15, -16
All-ACC 1st Team, -15, -16
ACC All-Tournament Team, -15
All-AAC Sportsmanship Award, -16
NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team -15, -16
NCAA Bridgesport Regional All-Torunament Tea, -16
AP NCAA All-America 2nd Team, -16
ESPNW All-NCAA Division I 2nd Team, -16
WBCA NCAA D1 All-America Team, -16
WBCA Division I All-Region 3 Team, -16