LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech head women's basketball coach Kristy Curry has announced the signing of California transfer Casey Morris (Fairfield, Calif./Piedmont H.S.) to a Texas Tech letter of intent. Morris will enroll at Texas Tech for the second summer session, but will sit out the 2009-10 season due to NCAA transfer rules and have three years of eligibility remaining.
"We are very excited to have Casey join our program," said Curry. "She brings a wealth of skills at both guard positions and will have an immediate impact on our team in the 2009-10 season."
Morris, a 5-9 point guard, played in all 34 games last year for California as a freshman, averaging 16.8 minutes per game. Morris also averaged 4.8 points, and scored a career-high 20 points against Saint Mary's.
Morris was ranked No. 35 nationally by Blue Star Report and No. 53 by HoopGurlz.com as a senior in high school, while being ranked the No. 10-best point guard by HoopGurlz.com. The highly recruited Morris was considered by many as the top 2008 point guard in the state of California.
While at Piedmont High School, Morris helped her team claim the 2004-05 state title as a freshman. As a senior, she was named co-MVP of the Bay Shore Athletic League and second team all-metro by the San Francisco Chronicle as she led her team to a 21-6 record.