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DePaul’s Sonya Morris Announces Transfer To Texas

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The Texas Longhorns snagged their second significant transfer for the women’s basketball program when former DePaul star Sonya Morris committed on Friday.

Morris was one of the cogs in the nation’s highest scoring team, and as a graduate transfer has one year of eligibility remaining. She’ll join a team that is coming off back-to-back trips to the Elite Eight and looking for players that can help them get to the Final Four next season.

Morris announced her transfer on social media. Texas has not announced her signing officially.

 

Morris had a big season for the Blue Demons in helping them get back to the NCAA Tournament. She averaged 17.6 points for the season and got better in BIG EAST games, where she averaged 19.1 points. She was a big reason why DePaul led the nation in scoring with 87.3 points per game.

Last month, Texas picked up Oregon State forward Taylor Jones. She’ll bring quality production inside after averaging 12.4 points and 6.9 rebounds last season in a season cut short due to injury.

But in a full-season in 2020-21 she averaged 12.3 points and 8.8 rebounds to earn both All-Pac-12 and All-Pac-12 defensive honors.

So, with Morris and Jones, Texas is bringing in two players that combined to score nearly 30 points last season.

While Texas lost three seniors to either the professional ranks or to the transfer portal, the Longhorns are is welcoming back two of its three leading scorers from last season in guards Rori Harmon — the Big 12 Freshman of the Year — and Aliyah Matharu.

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