Baylor women’s basketball recruits Alexis Morris and Cara Ursin were selected Gatorade Player of the Year in Texas and Louisiana, respectively, on Monday morning. Both players are now in consideration for Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player of the Year recognition.
Morris, a 5-6 guard from Beaumont, Texas, has been named a Jordan Brand Classic, Naismith Trophy and McDonald’s All-American after guiding Legacy Christian Academy to its fourth district title in a row and a Class 3A state championship.
Morris, a five-star recruit ranked No. 6 at her position and No. 18 overall according to ESPN Hoopgurlz, averaged 31.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 4.8 steals per contest as a senior. She completed her high school career with 3,369 points.
Ursin, a 5-7 guard from Destrehan, Louisiana, earned her third Louisiana Gatorade Player of the Year honor after leading Destrehan High School to a flawless 35-0 season and a Class 5A state championship.
Ursin, a four-star recruit ranked No. 12 at her position and No. 64 overall according to ESPN Hoopgurlz, averaged 27.6 points, 14.2 rebounds, 7.4 assists, 5.6 steals and 4.1 blocks per contest this season. She also recorded seven triple-doubles and one quadruple-double. She finished her high school career with 2,901 points.