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Cayla McMorris
Cayla  McMorris

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Brooklyn Park, Minn.

High School:
Park Center

Height:
6-0

Position:
G

Experience:
1 letter

2014-15 Game-by-Game Statistics

Of Note:
First top-100 recruit signed by Kelsey and the first for the Badgers since Taylor Wurtz in 2010

2014-15: Played in all 29 games, starting one, averaging 16.7 minutes per game ... averaged 4.8 points per game ... scored in double figures in five games ... had a career high 17 points in two games--vs. Marquette (Dec. 6) and vs. Oral Roberts (Dec. 20) ... hit 7-of-13 (.538) from the field vs. Marquette ... hit a career-best 5-of-6 (.833) from the line vs. Oral Roberts ... tied for fourth on the team with 13 made 3-pointers ... added 2.7 rebounds per game ... had a career-high seven boards at Green Bay (Dec. 13) ... added 0.8 assists per game ... had a career-best three assists in two games ... had a career-high two steals vs. Penn State (Jan. 6) ... had a career-high one block in six games

High School: Top-50 recruit by Swish Appeal ... ranked No. 48 nationally by Prospect Nation ... ranked 86th by ESPN Hoop Gurlz, 17th overall in her position ... ranked 88th by Blue Star Basketball ... ranked 70th by Peach State Basketball ... ranked second in the state by Minnesota Hoops website and fourth in the state by gPrepBasketball.net ... two-time first-team all-state by the Minnesota Girls' Basketball Coaches Association ... also an honorable mention all-state pick in 2012 ... led Park Center to the 2014 AAA state championship ... named to the state all-tournament team ... averaged 21.6 points per game as a senior, shooting 40.6 percent from the field ... named to the 2013 Minneapolis Star Tribune All-Metro girls' third-team for Coach Chris VanderHyde ... four-time Northwest Suburban Conference first-team pick and a member of Sports Jam all-area basketball team ... scored 1,000 career points as a junior ... also competed in track, earning all-conference honors in the 400 meters in 2012 ... member of the North Tartan AAU Basketball team under coaches Gerard Coury and Rico Alexander ... North Tartan has won four Minnesota state AAU championships ... also won the 2012 Nike Summer Showcase Green Division and the 2013 Nike Tournament of Champions ... was invited to the Nike Regional Girls' Skills Academy in 2011 and 2012 ... earned Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) academic achievement awards three years for maintaining a grade point average above 3.0 ... has also participated in the Honors Mentor Connection

Personal: Parents are Chris and Carla McMorris ... has three brothers-Tim (28), Donnie (28) and Chris (21) ... born July 5 ... intends on majoring in broadcasting

Why Wisconsin?

"I chose Wisconsin because it has a great academic program, city, I loved the coaches and my teammates, and it is just a fantastic atmosphere to be around!"

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Career Highs

Points: 17 (2x; MR vs. Oral Roberts, 12-20-14)
Field Goals: 7 vs. Marquette, 12-6-14
Field Goal Att: 13 vs. Marquette, 12-6-14
Field Goal %: .545 (6-11) vs. Oral Roberts, 12-20-14
3-pt FG: 2 (4x; MR vs. Minnesota, 1-4-15)
3-pt FG Att: 5 vs. Vanderbilt, 11-20-14
3-pt FG%: 1.000 (2-2) vs. Illinois State, 11-16-14
Free Throws: 5 vs. Oral Roberts, 12-20-14
Free Throw Att: 6 vs. Oral Roberts, 12-20-14
Free Throw %: 1.000 (2-2) (2x; MR vs. Nebrask, 1-22-15)
Rebounds: 7 at Green Bay, 12-13-14
Assists: 3 (2x; MR vs. Ohio State, 1-29-15)
Steals: 2 vs. Penn State, 1-6-15)
Blocks: 1 (6x; MR vs. vs. Penn State, 1-6-15)
Minutes: 37 vs. Drake, 11-23-14

Off the court with Cayla
Favorites - Spot on campus: the Terrace; Cartoon Character: Spongebob Squarepants; Movies: Love and Basketball, The Notebook, 13 Going on 30; TV Show: Martin, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Hit the Floor; Car: My car; Athlete: Michael Jordan; Basketball Player: Candace Parker; Sports team: Minnesota Lynx

First started basketball: age 10/fifth grade

Most memorable basketball game: state championship game, senior year

My favorite thing about Wisconsin basketball is: the amount of passion and love players have for the game

Before each game, I: listen to music and pray

One word that describes the team: loyal

One word that describes me: fun, nice and competitive

My teammates say I am: goofy and fun to be around

Favorite thing to do off the court with my teammates is: hang out, go to the movies or shopping

Most memorable basketball achievement: winning state class 3A my senior year

What is your earliest basketball memory? Playing for my dad when we were called the Pink Panthers

Favorite place to play (besides the Kohl Center): Target Center

If I could change one basketball rule, it would be: the amount of fouls you get the whole game, it should be five fouls per half

What is the first basketball memory that you have? In a game my junior year in high school, I tried to cross over and tripped so I basically crossed myself

This summer, I: took classes, worked out and went to the Dells with my family

Is there something significant about your uniform number? My brother and dad wore 23 and of course the great Michael Jordan did!

Dream as a collegiate player: win a NCAA championship

Fantasy job/career: Play in the WNBA

Person most admired/role model: my dad, he's always pushed me and has been my biggest supporter

My most prized possession is: my cell phone

I can't live without: my cell phone

My secret addiction is: chocolate covered peanuts and chocolate milk

Weird thing about me that almost no one knows: my dad and I have the same birthday

You won't catch me eating: Brussel sprouts

Nobody knows how much I love to: dance

Greatest Invention of the last 100 years: THE CELL PHONE

If I could live any place in the world it would be: California and on a beach

If you could spend a week anywhere in the world: Paris

Non-athletic talent I would like to have is: singing

If I could meet three people from throughout history they would be: Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and Ghandi

If you could trade places for a day with a person, who would it be and why? Beyoncé because she's amazing and who wouldn't want to be her for a day?

Who would star as you in the story of your life? Beyoncé

If I had a million dollars: go shopping

Post-college plans: own my own modeling agency

Career goal: make a lot of money

Most famous person I've ever met: Lindsey Whalen, Allen Anderson, Candace Wiggins

My dream date would be: candle-lit dinner and a movie

What are you most thankful for? God, family, friends and basketball

What are you passionate about? Basketball

The best advice I have ever gotten is: Never let anyone tell you can't do something, if you want it go and get it and don't let anything hold you back.

My worst habit is: procrastination

What does it mean to be a Badger?

"A Badger is a leader, gets the job done and loves everything about Wisconsin #OnWisconsin!"

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