Jessica Morton


Height: 5-10
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Augusta, Ga.
HS/Last School: Glenn Hills HS/Gulf Coast State


  • Played in 56 games and started 11 during her two-year career
  • Finished her career with 361 points (6.3 ppg), 112 rebounds (2.0 rpg), 77 assists (1.4 apg) and 31 steals (0.5 spg)
  • Shot 39.0 percent from the field (138-of-354) and 35.4 percent (35-of-99) from behind the three-point line
  • Her 42.0 three-point field goal percentage during the 2014-15 season ranks 10th all-time at West Virginia
2015-16 (Sr.)
  • Averaged 7.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game in 33 contests
  • Shot 41.9 percent (90-of-215) from the field
  • Her 46.6 field goal percentage in league-only games ranked 13th in the Big 12
  • Scored double-figures nine times during the season, including three consecutive games from Jan. 24 to Jan. 30
  • Handed out two or more assists in the last three games of the season (Feb. 24 to March 20)
  • Ranked second on the team with 59 assists
  • Played in 33 games, starting in 10
  • Tallied a career-best six assists in the win over Coppin State (Nov. 16)
  • Collected four steals and dished out four assists in the victory against Fairleigh Dickinson (Dec. 6)
  • Scored 18 points and made 7-of-10 from the field in the win at Kansas (Jan. 3)
  • Posted 14 points and grabbed five rebounds in the win over Texas Tech (Jan. 9)
  • Tallied a career-high 26 points and 10 made field goals in the Mountaineers’ win at TCU (Jan. 24)
  • Reached double-digit scoring with 10 points at Oklahoma (Jan. 27) and 11 versus Baylor (Jan. 30)
  • Helped the Mountaineers reach the Big 12 semifinals with 16 points and five rebounds in the victory over Kansas State (March 5)
  • Dished out five assists and finished with 13 points in a Big 12 semifinal loss to Texas (March 6)
  • Contributed 13 points and three assists in a NCAA Tournament Second Round game at Ohio State (March 20)
2014-15 (Jr.)
  • Finished her first campaign as a Mountaineer with 129 points, 48 field goals, 45 rebounds, 21 three-pointers and 11 steals in 23 games and 345 minutes played
  • Reached double-figures in four games (Kansas State, Kansas, Iowa State and Buffalo)
  • Sat out half the season due to NCAA regulations
  • Her three-point field goal percentage of 42.0% (21-of-50) ranks fourth in a single-season for a WVU junior and ninth overall
  • Made WVU debut with a field goal in eight minutes of action against Texas Tech on Jan. 14
  • Set new personal bests in most categories; hitting eight field goals, four triples and scoring 22 points in win over Kansas State (Jan. 21)
  • Tallied 10 points, grabbed five rebounds and went a perfect 2-of-2 from the three-point line at Kansas (Jan. 24)
  • Registered her first career start at Texas Tech (Jan. 28), scoring nine points and grabbing four rebounds 
  • Pulled in a career-high seven rebounds and blocked two shots vs. TCU (Feb. 4)
  • Recorded her third double-figure game with a team-high 14 points in a career-best 27 minutes at Iowa State (Feb. 7)
  • Scored six points and a set season high with two steals at TCU (Feb. 24) 
  • Made 3-of-3 from the field for seven points in the win over TTU
  • Had first double-figure game since Feb. 7 with her 11 against Buffalo (March 19)
  • Matched a season-high three assists against Hampton (March 24)
  • Ended the season with six points and three rebounds in the WNIT Championship game versus UCLA (April 4)
2012-14 – Gulf Coast State College
  • Guided the Gulf Coast State Commodores to a 21-7 overall record, making it to the 2014 FCSAA Semifinals
  • Started all 28 games, leading her team with 16.4 points per game, and was the fourth-leading rebounder with 5.6 boards per game
  • Closed her sophomore season as a two-time All-Panhandle First Team Conference selection and was named to the FCSAA/NJCAA Region VII All-State Team each season with Gulf Coast
  • As a freshman, she averaged 15.2 points and 5.4 rebounds per game as the Commodores’ leading rebounder
  • Earned 26 starts in 31 games, helping Gulf Coast to a 28-6 overall record, and a share of the Panhandle Conference Regular-Season title in her rookie season
  • All-Star Girl’s Report ranked Morton as the 12th-best junior college player nationally, while Dan Olson’s Collegiate Girls Basketball Report listed her as the 10th-best juco player nationally
  • Teammate of current Mountaineer Kayla Montgomery at Gulf Coast State
High School
  • A four-year letterwinner on the girl’s basketball team at Glenn Hills High
  • Named 2009 4A All-State Honorable Mention
  • Daughter of James Evans and Vilma Morton
  • Birthday is April 18
  • Has three brothers
  • Enrolled in multidisciplinary studies
  • Expected to graduate in summer 2016, becoming the first in her family to earn a college degree
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll


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