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Morgan Paige
Morgan Paige

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Marion, Iowa

High School:
Marion

Height:
5-9

Position:
G

Experience:
4 letters

Right/Left:
Left

Morgan Paige Photo Gallery | 2013-14 Game-by-Game Stats | 2012-13 Game-by-Game Stats | 2011-12 Game-by-Game Stats | 2010-11 Game-by-Game Stats

Honors: 2013 third-team All-Big Ten by league coaches and media ... 2012 Miami Invitational All-Tournament ... 2012, 2013 and 2014 Academic All-Big Ten

Of Note:
Became the 23rd Badger player to score 1,000 points in her senior season; ranks 18th with 1,230 points ... also ranks third on UW career record list for free throw percentage (.821), fifth in 3-point attempts (528), eighth in free throws made (326) and tied for 10th in 3-pointers made (144) ... played in 103 straight games, which ranks ranks 10th, starting 79 straight ... coached in high school by her mother ... brother Marcus is the starting point guard on the North Carolina men's basketball team ... father (1983-85) and mother (1984-88) both played basketball at Mount Mercy University ... father ranks in top 20 in career free throw percentage (.766) while mother ranks in top 20 in career assists (229) and field goals made (446)

2013-14: Started all 29 games, averaging 33.4 minutes per game ... became the 23rd UW player to reach the 1,000-point mark, recording nine points at Washington (Dec. 13) ... ranked third on the team with 12.2 points per game ... scored in double figures in 18 games, including a season-high 28 at Alabama (Nov. 21) ... went 13-of-13 from the free throw line vs. the Crimson Tide ... led the Badgers with 20 points vs. Iowa (Jan. 12) ... scored 20 points, including 9-for-12 shooting from the free throw line, and grabbed four rebounds at Indiana (Feb. 8) ... recorded 16 points at Michigan State (Jan. 30), going 6-of-6 from free throw line ... scored 15 points vs. Green Bay (Dec. 3), including 4-of-4 from the free throw line in overtime ... also dished off a career-high six assists vs. the Phoenix ... scored 16 points on Senior Day vs. Northwestern (March 2), going 8-for-8 from the free throw line ... scored 11 points and recorded four rebounds and three assists vs. Nebraska (Feb. 5) ... recorded a career-high four steals and scored 18 points at Michigan (Jan. 9) ... had 15 points at Illinois (Jan. 3) and tied career bests of six assists and three steals ... recorded 16 points, including a last-second lay up that led UW to a 62-60 victory at Marquette (Dec. 7) ... led the team from the free throw line at 86.8 percent (105-of-121), which ranked sixth in the Big Ten ... was perfect from the line in 15 games ... added 1.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game ... had a season-best four rebounds in four games ... recorded a career-high seven assists and two blocks vs. Penn State (Feb. 16) ... added 0.8 steals and 0.2 blocks per game

2012-13: Started all 31 games ... led team with 15.9 points per game, which ranked sixth in the Big Ten ... scored in double figures in 25 games, including a career-high 33 points against No. 7 Penn State (Jan. 31) ... scored 20-or-more points in eight games ... led the Badgers with 28 points, going a perfect 11-of-11 from the line, against Ohio State (Jan. 20) ... also scored 28 points against Florida Atlantic (Dec. 10), shooting 9-of-14 (64.3 percent) from the field ... went a perfect 10-of-10 from the line against Illinois in the Big Ten tournament (March 7), including two makes with three seconds to play to give UW the win ... ranked 11th in the Big Ten with a free throw percentage of .792 ... took and made the most free throws on the team, going 126-of-159 from the line ... averaged 0.8 steals per game ... averaged 1.5 assists per game ... averaged 37.3 minutes per game, which ranked second in the Big Ten ... played a career-high 47 minutes at Ohio State (Feb. 7)

2011-12: Played in all 29 games, starting in 27 ... netted a career-best 29 points in regular-season finale vs. Illinois (Feb. 26), setting a Kohl Center record by going 11-of-11 from the free throw line ... scored a then career-high 20 points at Iowa (Jan. 19), making seven field goals on a career-high 15 attempts ... also netted a career-best six 3-pointers on a career-high 10 attempts vs. the Hawkeyes ... replicated the feat the following game against Northwestern (Jan. 22), scoring 20 points, including a Kohl Center record six 3-pointers ... scored in double digits 14 times, including three 20-plus point performances ... ranked third on the team with 10.0 points per game ... pulled down a career-high five rebounds against Oral Roberts (Nov. 13) ... averaged 1.5 boards per game ... hit a pair of free throws with 7.7 seconds to go against Illinois (Jan. 8) to secure the win for UW ... played in a career-high 42 minutes against Iowa (Feb. 2) ... dished off a career-high five assists against Oral Roberts (Nov. 13) ... tied her career best with three steals vs. Nebraska (Jan. 12) ... also tied her career high with one block at Iowa (Jan. 19)

2010-11: Played in 29 games, starting 10 ... averaged over 14 minutes a game, 3.3 points per game...tied career high with four rebounds in Badgers final game against Illinois State ... sank two free throws in final minute of Badgers victory over Indiana (Feb. 23) ... posted a career-high two 3-pointers at Oklahoma State (Dec. 5) and vs. Milwaukee (Dec. 12)... had a career-game against Kansas (Nov. 21) when she posted career highs in nearly every category including points (14), assists (4), minutes played (37), rebounds (3), free throws (5) and field goal percentage (.444) ... had a career-high three steals at Saint Mary's (Nov. 27)

High School: Four-time all-state honoree, earning first-team all-state honors in 2009 and 2010 ... averaged 25 points per game as a senior, which led all players in the 3A state level ... ranked as one of the Elite Top Five players in the state in 2009 ... named to the state 3A all-tournament team in 2009, aiding Marion High School to an appearance in the state semifinals ... four-year all-district, all-metro area and all-conference player ... named the 2010 Iowa City Press-Citizen Metro Co-Player of the Year ... holds the Marion High School single game and career scoring records ... coached in high school by her mother Sherryl Paige ... three-time team most valuable player and two-time team captain ... as a junior, averaged 20.3 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.3 steals per game ...plays AAU basketball with Team Iowa under Coach Marvin Meier, winning the 2009 Iowa state 17-under title and being named to the all-tournament team ... two-time all-state honoree in volleyball, aiding her team to the 3A state title in 2008 ... holds her school record for assists in a season and career ... 4.0 student ... four-year academic letter winner ... four-year member of the honor roll ... served as the president of her class all four years

Personal: Parents are Ellis and Sherryl Paige ... has one brother Marcus (19) ... born May 29 ... nickname is Mo ... major is life sciences communications

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Career Bests

Points: 33 vs. Penn State, 1-31-13
Field Goals: 11 vs. Penn State, 1-31-13
Field Goal Att: 19 (2x; MR vs. Iowa, 1-12-14)
Field Goal %: .800 (4-5) at Milwaukee, 11-11-11
3-pt FG: 6 (2x; MR vs. Northwestern, 1-22-12)
3-pt FG Att: 12 vs. Northwestern, 1-22-12
3-pt FG%: 1.000 (2-2) vs. Nebraska, 1-12-12
Free Throws: 13 at Alabama, 11-21-13
Free Throw Att: 14 vs. Gonzaga, 12-10-13
Free Throw %: 1.000 (13-13) at Alabama, 11-21-13
Rebounds: 5 vs. Oral Roberts, 11-13-11
Assists: 7 at Penn State, 2-16-14
Steals: 4 at Michigan, 1-9-14
Blocks: 2 at Penn State, 2-16-14
Minutes: 47 at Ohio State, 2-7-13

Why Wisconsin?

"I chose Wisconsin because of the proximity of the campus to my home,
the atmosphere on campus, and the players that make up our team."

Off the Court with Morgan

Favorites - Spot on campus: Memorial Union Terrace; Movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2; TV Shows: Glee, X Factor; Book: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; Car: Mini Cooper; Athlete: Usain Bolt, Misty May-Treanor; Basketball Player: Michael Jordan; Sports team: Boston Celtics
First started basketball: Secnd grade
Most memorable basketball game: Our Wisconsin at Purdue game in 2011! It was so exciting and such a great way to start of the Big Ten Conference season!
My favorite thing about Wisconsin basketball is: My teammates!
Before each game, I: Have a jam session with me, myself, and my iPod!
Best UW road trip: Iowa since we brought the team to dinner at the Paige house!
One word that describes the team: Hilarious
One word that describes me: Random
My teammates say I am: Possibly the most dramatic person they have come to know
Favorite thing to do off the court with my teammates is: Mess around, chill and watch movies or TV, play exciting games of Garbage
Most memorable basketball achievement: Receiving a scholarship to play for the University of Wisconsin
Favorite place to play (besides the Kohl Center): Carver-Hawkeye Arena
If I could change one basketball rule, it would be: The travel spin dribble
What is the first basketball memory that you have? Being on the YMCA team in third grade and not being able to come close to making a layup
This summer, I: Took classes, worked on my increasing nail polish collection, and spent time with my teammates
Is there something significant about your uniform number? I just randomly picked it when I was young
Who are the funniest players on the team? Daria and Michala
Who is the best-dressed player on the team? Cassie
Who is the sloppiest player on the team? Taylor
What would you be doing if you weren't playing collegiate basketball? Playing collegiate volleyball
The best thing about Madison is: It is such a people city, everyone is so welcoming and helpful, and it makes everything that much more enjoyable
Dream as a collegiate player: to play and compete in a NCAA tournament Sweet 16
Fantasy job/career: Write movie music scores or being a music producer
Person most admired/role models: Mom
My most prized possession is/are: My iPod and Beats by Dre combination
I can't live without: My iPod
My secret addiction is: Nail polish. Seriously, I have 150-plus bottles. I need a therapist
Weird thing about me that almost no one knows: I long to be a star on Broadway, although I cannot sing worth a hoot
If I could change one thing about myself: My ability to become so attached and attentive to trivial things that no one seems to care about.
If you could guest star in a TV show it would be? Glee
If you could be a cover of a magazine it would be? Vogue
The best sporting event you ever attended was? Wisconsin men's basketball beating Duke
You won't catch me eating: Pickles
Nobody knows how much I love to: Do my nails, like at least three to four times a week
Greatest Invention of the last 100 years: iPod with Beats by Dre
If I could live any place in the world it would be: London!
If you could spend a week anywhere in the world: London!
If I could live in any time period, it would be: The present, you only live once. #YOLO
A non-athletic talent I have is: Drawing
Non-athletic talent I would like to have is: Singing
If I could meet three people from throughout history they would be: Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Niall Horan
If I had a million dollars: I would give half to charity, and then move to London
One thing I absolutely have to do before turning 40: Travel to a continent other than Europe and North America
Post-college plans: Get a job and start a family
Career goal: To become a web designer
Most famous person I've ever met: Roy Williams
If I was Coach Kelsey for the day, I would: Take it to 10 for no reason
If I could have one superpower, it would be: Flying
My dream date would be: Well... Monday is reserved for Liam, and Tuesday is definitely checked off for Louis, then I would take a three-day break to prepare for my Friday with Harry, Saturday with Zayn, and my lazy Sunday with Niall!
What are you most thankful for? My family and friends and the people I love most
What are you passionate about? Music and movies. especially musical movies.
My favorite websites are: Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook in that order, along with other entertainment blogs to get my fix of pop culture.
My favorite quote or motto is: "It doesn't matter, it's in the past! Oh yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or... learn from it." - Rafiki from The Lion King

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