Morris back home to focus on career outside of basketball – Reuters



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Former British star Maci Morris is working on becoming a medical assistant. Photo by Vicky Graff

Former Kentucky basketball star Maci Morris, who is still seventh on the UK’s all-time goalscoring list with 1,692 points, once thought about being a basketball coach. Instead, she is in her second year of school to become a medical assistant.

“I always wanted to do something in the medical field,” Morris said. “Right now, I’m doing my general surgery rotation at my home in Bell County. I will be in a different place next month doing something else.

Later this month, she will host basketball camps with former Great Britain teammate Blair Green at Pineville High School. Players in grades 9 through 12 will have camp from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on July 15 and K-8 students will be there from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on July 16. The cost is $40 per person, or $60 for two or more. family members. Registration is at 5 p.m. on July 15 and at 8 a.m. on July 16.

“We just hope we can influence the kids around us in this area,” Morris said. “We want to influence them to be better than the labels most people put on them. We want to give them hope and someone to look up to and know.

“We want to show high school players what college practice would be like so girls understand the intensity and what it takes to be successful through college practice or workouts. We wanted high school camp to be more competitive so we could share our college experiences.


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