Women's Basketball


Kierra Morris
Kierra Morris
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Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Morgan Park Academy

Height:
6-4

Position:
Center

AT ILLINOIS

2012-13 -- Sophomore: Did not play before having her career ended on Feb. 5 when she was medically disqualified with a chronic knee injury.

2011-12 -- Freshman: Saw her first collegiate action against RV/#18 Green Bay, totaling three minutes on the floor.

HIGH SCHOOL
Attended Morgan Park Academy, where the four-year letterwinner earned First Team All-State honors from the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association after averaging 20.1 points and 11.3 rebounds per game as a junior in 2009-10 ... Also named Co-Player of the Year in the Independent School League ... Led team to 2010 regional championship ... Also plays volleyball at Morgan Park, leading team to 2009 conference championship and back-to-back regional titles in 2009 and 2010 ... Started high school at Luther South and moved to Morgan Park Academy after Luther South closed ... Played AAU basketball for the Lady Fire ... Chose Illinois over Memphis, Notre Dame and Tulsa.

PERSONAL
Born Nov. 13, 1993 ... Daughter of Tiffany and Robert Burrell ... Has five siblings ... Hobbies include reading and playing sports ... Biggest sports thrill is being able to compete with some of the best players and taking the opportunity to show athletic talents ... Favorite athlete is Joakim Noah because of his work ethic and dedication to making himself better ... Plans to attend law school following undergraduate studies.

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