Player Profiles



Jessica                            Morton
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Jessica
Morton
Class: Jr.
Hometown: Augusta, Ga.
Height: 5-10
Sport: Women's Basketball
Position: G

Biography

West Virginia (2014-15): 
  • Sat out half the season
  • Made WVU debut with a field goal in eight minutes of action against Texas Tech on Jan. 14
  • Netted a season-high four points and three field goals in the victory at Oklahoma State (Jan. 17)
  • Set new personal bests in most categories: including hitting eight field goals, four triples and scoring 22 points in win over Kansas State 
  • 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)
  • Connected on 2-of-4 field goals, scoring six points at Baylor
Prior to West Virginia (2012-14): 
  • 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 out 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
In High School: 
  • A four-year letterwinner on the girl’s basketball team at Glenn Hills High
  • Named 2009 4A All-State Honorable Mention
Personal:
  • Daughter of James Evans and Vilma Morton
  • Birthday is April 18
  • Has three brothers
  • Enrolled in multidisciplinary? studies
  • Joined Gulf Coast teammate Kayla Montgomery on the Mountaineer roster
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll

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