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Cayla McMorris
Cayla  McMorris

Class:
Sophomore

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 (29), Donny (30) and Chris (23) ... 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; Movie: Love and Basketball, 13 Going on 30; TV Show: Pretty Little Liars; Athlete: Stephen Curry and Candace Parker; Basketball Player: Paul George; Sports team: Minnesota Lynx, Indiana Pacers

First started basketball: 5th grade/ 10
Most memorable basketball game: Winning state my senior year in high school for the first time in my high school’s history
My favorite thing about Wisconsin basketball is: The intensity and competitiveness
Before each game, I: pray
One word that describes the team:  Competitive
My teammates say I am: goofy and someone they enjoy talking to
Favorite thing to do off the court with my teammates is: go to the mall, movies or hang out
What is your earliest basketball memory? Playing for my dad on an in-house league team called the “Pink Panthers”
Favorite place to play (besides the Kohl Center): Williams Arena
If I could change one basketball rule, it would be:How many fouls you get
This summer, I: Went to Soundset in Minnesota –which is an outdoor concert- Big Sean, Ludacris, Ice Cube and J cole performed.  I also went to SummerJam –an indoor concert in Chicago- and saw Dej Loaf, Lil Wayne, Trey Songz, Jeremih, August Alsina, Seven Streter and Fetty Wap perform.
Team goal for the season: Win the Big 10 tournament
Individual goal for the season: Be more competitive this year and play with more competiveness and confidence like I used to
The best thing about Madison is: It is right in the city so it is never boring here
Fantasy job/career: A sports writer/ reporter for ESPN or the BIG 10 Network
Person(s) most admired/role models: My father
The most fun place you have traveled to with the team is: The Bahamas
What are you most looking forward to this season? Playing more
Was the dress blue and black or white and gold? White and gold duh!
What is your favorite Coach Bobbie quote? “Ok, we got a 32, get on the line”
I can’t live without:  my cell phone
My secret addiction is: Chocolate covered peanuts and hot Cheetos with sour cream
The best sporting event I ever attended was?  A Lynx game
You won’t catch me eating: Brussel sprouts
Greatest Invention of the last 100 years: cell phone, computer
If I could live any place in the world it would be: California, Atlanta or the Bahamas
Non-athletic talent I would like to have is: Singing
If I could meet three people from throughout history they would be: MLK Jr., Rosa Parks and Michael Jordan
If you could play any character in a movie or TV series, who would it be and why: Penny Proud from the Proud Family because she’s the best black cartoon character
If I had a million dollars: I would donate to charity and move to Italy
My bucket list includes (things you dream about doing):  Living out of the country for a year
Career goal: Own my own broadcasting network
Most famous person I’ve ever met: Alan Anderson, SWV, Maya Moore, Seimone Augustus
My favorite quote or motto is: “Never let anyone tell you, you can’t do something”
The best advice I have ever gotten is: “Keep working hard.”
My worst habit is: Procrastination
If you could play a college sport besides basketball, what would it be? Volleyball
Which professional athlete can your game be compared to? Maya Moore, she’s very versatile like me (she can post up, drive to the basket and shoot)

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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