According to multiple reports, Morgan Tuck will not return to UConn to finish her final season of eligibility. Instead, she will enter the 2016 WNBA draft. She is expected to be drafted in the first round, as plenty of people figured she would be leaving after this year.
Following her sophomore season Tuck had surgery on her knee and was granted a medical redshirt. Tuck came in with Breanna Stewart and Moriah Jefferson. She is a part of the legacy class that just last night won four straight national championships.
This past season, as a redshirt junior, Tuck was one of the big three for the Huskies beside her other classmates, Stewart and Jefferson. She was named to the Final Four All-Tournament team, First Team American Athletic Conference Honors and Sportsmanship Award for the AAC. Her awards did not stop there though, being a finalist for the Wooden Award, WBCA first-team All-American and Associated Press Second Team All-American honors.
Her freshman season at UConn, she averaged 6.4 points and 3.4 rebounds in 15.8 minutes per game. Going into the next season she continued to battle a knee injury, sidelining her after only being able to play eight games in the season. Before her knee surgery, Tuck averaged 7.5 points and 2.4 rebounds while shooting 49.0 percent from the floor in 14.5 minutes per contest.
The 2014-2015 season, Tuck started 37 of the 39 games she played in and was the third leading scorer and rebounder of the team with 14.4 points and 5.5 rebounds. During the NCAA Tournament, Tuck led UConn in scoring with 19.2 points, shot 60.8 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from beyond the arc.
Her other collegiate awards at UConn, include being on the American Athletic Conference First team in the 2014-15 season, American Championship All-Tournament Team in 2015, an Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American in 2014-15, as well as the All-NCAA Tournament Team in 2015.
Tuck graduated from high school as a McDonald's, Parade Magazine, USA Today and WBCA All-American. She also received the honor of the Gatorade Illinois Player of the Year and MaxPreps All-American. She helped the USA to bring home four straight gold medal awards as a member of their youth teams: under 19 World Championship (2013), U18 National Team (2012), U19 National Team (2011), and U17 National Team (2010).
Tuck is projected to go in the top five picks in the WNBA Draft, per multiple reports. The Draft is Thursday, April 13th with coverage starting at 7:00 pm ET on ESPN 2. The second and third rounds of the WNBA Draft will be covered on ESPNU starting at 8pm ET.