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Morgan signs with Columbia College

April 20, 2018 GMT

Jordan Morgan has been the leader of the Midland Valley girls’ basketball team for the past several seasons. Now the multi-sport athlete will head to Columbia to join the basketball team at Columbia College.

Morgan’s exploits on the court made it clear early on that she had the work ethic to make it to the next level, and when the opportunity arose at Columbia she knew it was a good fit.

“I was kind of nervous but I’m excited to be going to the next level,” Morgan said.

Morgan also led by example on the court. She was the Mustangs’ leading scorer in each of the past three seasons. This year she averaged 11.6 points per game.

She scored in double figures in all but one game she played in, and seemed to perform best in the biggest games. Her scoring average in the playoffs was 17.6 points per game. She scored a season-high 25 points in a third round playoff game against Westwood. In fact, it was that game that went a long way in helping her land at Columbia College.

“She’s been one of the hardest working kids I’ve ever worked with, and I’ve worked with a lot of kids,” former Midland Valley head coach Marquett Carr said. “She’s always come in with a great attitude, and I’ve never heard a foul word out of her mouth. She never complained, and just kept her head down and worked.”

Columbia College plays at the NAIA level. Morgan will be playing for James Black, who will be entering his second season as the head coach of the Koalas.

“Her work ethic has really put her in a position to where she can really succeed and take her talents to the next level,” Carr said. “I’m very proud of her.”

Morgan plans to major in education and hopes to be a teacher some day.