A current Kentucky basketball standout will be returning to her hometown of Pineville during the Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival, which begins on May 25.
Maci Morris (pictured), who will be a junior this fall, will serve as grand marshal of KMLF’s Gala Parade, which starts at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 27 in downtown Pineville.
Morris recently finished her sophomore year in helping the Wildcats finish with a 22-11 mark and a No. 18 final ranking in the Associated Press Top 25.
Morris had a very good campaign as she started all 33 games, finishing fourth on the team with an 11.8-point average. The guard also led the Cats in three-point field goals made with 53, hitting 32.3 percent from long range.
Before arriving at UK, Morris starred at Bell County High School where she played varsity basketball since the seventh grade. She became a starter as an eighth grader, and finished her prep career with 3,368 points, ranking sixth in state history. The All-Stater was also named Kentucky's Miss Basketball in 2015.
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