Tanque Verde 5-foot-11 forward Emma Morris, who had more than 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in her career with the Hawks, committed tonight to attend Chaminade University of Honolulu on a basketball scholarship.
Chaminade is an NCAA Division II institution that participates in the Pacific West Conference, which will allow Morris to play games close to home at California.
Always excited to see our kids receive an opportunity to play at the next level & needless to say we have all started planning our trip to the island! pic.twitter.com/VfSqp5tn5g
Morris finished her four-year varsity career with 1,323 points and 616 rebounds as well as 301 assists. She averaged 14.8 points and 8.9 rebounds a game this season for Tanque Verde, which finished 24-7 overall and 8-2 in the 3A South for coach Michael Edwards.
Morris also swam for Tanque Verde through her sophomore year and was part of the Tucson Rattlers’ girls basketball club team through 2018.
“I am confident that I will not be out-worked,” Morris mentioned in a statement on Tanque Verde’s Web site. ” I have a passion for the game and I’m driven to spend countless hours outside of team practices to improve my individual skills, shooting thousands of shots each month. I will continue to strive to get better every year and give 100 percent every time I step on the court.”
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