Morgan Tuck

Position: Forward
Height: 6-2
Weight: 200
School: Connecticut  ‘16
Hometown: Bolingbrook, Ill.

USA Basketball Notes

  • Gold Medals: 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship, 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship, 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship, 2010 FIBA U17 World Championship.
  • Member of the 2013 USA Basketball U19 World Championship Team that posted a perfect 9-0 record and captured the gold medal at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship in Lithuania.
  • Aided the USA U19 squad to a 3-0 exhibition record against U19 teams from Australia, Canada and Spain in the Canary Islands.
  • Member of the 2012 USA Basketball U18 National Team that compiled a 5-0 record, captured the gold medal at the 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Gurabo, Puerto Rico, and qualified the U.S. for the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship; started all five games and averaged a USA-best 17.8 ppg.
  • Member of the 2011 USA U19 World Championship Team which went 8-1 to capture the gold medal at the FIBA U19 World Championship.
  • Aided the USA U19s to a 49-37 exhibition victory over Brazil’s U19 squad.
  • Member of the 2010 USA U17 World Championship Team that posted a perfect 8-0 record in the inaugural FIBA U17 World Championship.
  • Helped the U.S. earn a 2-1 record to capture a pre-U17 World Championship tournament title in Spain against U17 national teams from Australia, Canada and Spain.
  • Named to the 2009 USA Women’s U16 National Team on May 31, 2009, but withdrew after tearing her ACL and was out of the game for four months.

College Notes

  • As a freshman in 2012-13, aided Connecticut to a 35-4 record and the 2013 NCAA National Championship; started two of 35 games played while battling a left knee injury for most of the season, averaged 6.4 ppg. and 3.4 rpg.
  • Scored in double figures in eight games. 
  • Scored a career-best 18 points and was 6-of-11 from the field in the Huskies’ NCAA first round victory over Idaho (3/23/13).

High School Honors

  • Parade Magazine All-American (2012).
  • WBCA High School All-American (2012), posted eight points and five rebounds in the WBCA All-America Game.
  • McDonald’s High School All-American (2012), posted 18 points, three rebounds, one blocked shot and one steal in the McDonald’s All-American Game.
  • Gatorade Illinois Girls Basketball Player of the Year (2012).
  • USA Today All-USA first team (2012), second team (2010) and third team (2011).
  • Parade Magazine All-America second team (2010) and third team (2009).
  • ESPN Rise.com Freshman of the Year (2009) and Sophomore of the Year (2010).
  • Illinois Ms. Basketball (2012, 2009), was the first freshman to earn Illinois Ms. Basketball award and is only the third player in state history to win the award twice (Candace Parker, Cappie Pondexter).
  • Illinois Basketball Coaches Association All-State first team (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012); in 2009 was one of only two freshman to list on any of the three all-state teams (Jewell Loyd was the other).

High School Notes

  • Played four varsity seasons at Bolingbrook High School (Ill.), where her teams lost just nine games and won three consecutive state titles in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
  • As a senior in 2011-12, averaged 27.7 ppg., 10.2 rpg., 2.7 spg. and 2.4 apg. as Bolingbrook finished with a 27-2 record and just missed out on a fourth state title following a four-overtime loss in the supersectional to eventual Illinois Class 4A Young.
  • As a junior in 2010-11, averaged 20.7 ppg. and 6.3 rpg. as Bolingbrook posted a 29-2 record and wn its third straight Illinois Class 4A state title.
  • As a sophomore in 2009-10, started in all 30 games played and averaged 18.2 ppg. and 7.5 rpg. to help her team to a 29-1 record and a 4A state title.
  • As a freshman in 2008-09, started in 26 of 29 games played and averaged 18.7 ppg., 11.0 rpg., 1.0 apg. and 2.0 bpg. to help Bolingbrook to a 25-4 record and a 4A state title.
  • Helped her IL Central Elite team capture the 2002 AAU 12U national championship.

Personal Notes

  • Born on April 30, 1994, in Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • Daughter of Lydia and David Tuck; has one sister, Taylor (20).
  • Father played basketball at Ferris State University and her sister plays for the University of Illinois.
  • Graduated high school with a 3.83 weighted GPA.
  • Has volunteered in the community in association with the National Honor Society.
  • Tweets under the handle: @m_tuck3.
  • Started playing basketball when she was seven years old.
  • Sidelined for four months while rehabbing from ACL reconstructive surgery.

Inside Scoop

  • Most memorable moment from the 2012 Olympics: the USA women winning gold.
  • Favorite player on the 2012 U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team: Diana Taurasi because “she’s a leader and makes plays when needed.
  • Majoring in: management, specializing in international business.
  • Has post-basketball ambitions of: working for Nike.
  • If she could drive anything, it would be: a Bentley Continental GT.
  • Favorite Twitter account to follow: Kobe Bryant.
  • Top four movies of all time: Transformers, Transformers 2, Saving Private Ryan, and Olympus Has Fallen.
  • Favorite non-sports magazine: Glamour.
  • Favorite sports magazine: Sports Illustrated.
  • Must-have pre-game snack: a cup of fruit.
  • Has a: male Silky Terrier named Snickers.
  • Favorite app: Subway Surf.
  • Favorite sport other than basketball: volleyball.
  • Favorite class: German literature.
  • Favorite basketball player of all time: Kobe Bryant.
  • Favorite basketball team: the UConn Huskies.
  • Favorite Olympian: Gabby Douglas.
  • Most played song on her iPod: every song by Beyonce.
  • Best player ever faced: Elena Della Donne.
  • Compares her game to: Asjha Jones.
  • This right-hander wears No. 3 because it’s the number her sister wears at the University of Illinois.
  • Away from the court, enjoys: relaxing and watching TV.
  • Most people don’t know: she loves getting manicures.
  • Has traveled to Canada, Chile, France, Mexico and Spain.
USA Basketball Statistics
TEAM
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2013 U19
9/9
50- 106
.472
6- 22
.273
12- 16
.750
42/ 4.7
118/ 13.1
18
2
19
2013 U19X
3/3
12- 31
.387
3- 13
.231
2- 2
1.000
10/ 3.3
29/ 9.7
1
0
2
2012 U18
5/ 5
32- 59
.542
0- 3
.000
25- 31
.806
25/ 5.0
89/ 17.8
7
2
5
2011 U19
9/ 5
14- 37
.378
4- 12
.333
0- 0
.---
22/ 2.4
32/ 3.6
4
2
5
2011 U19X
1/ 0
0- 3
.000
0- 1
.000
0- 0
.---
0/ 0.0
0/ 0.0
1
0
0
2010 U17
8/ 5
21- 44
.477
2- 4
.500
15- 20
.750
40/ 5.0
59/ 7.4
9
3
5
2010 U17X
3/ 0
3- 10
.300
2- 5
.400
0- 0
.---
3/ 1.0
8/ 2.7
0
0
0
Totals
33/22
100-231
.433
17-57
.298
29- 38
.763
117/ 3.5
246/ 7.5
32
7
26

College Statistics:
YEAR
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2012-13
35/2
89- 196
.454
13- 45
.289
34- 51
.667
120/ 3.4
225/ 6.4
47
9
19