Maci Morris signs pro contract in Italy

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MIDDLESBORO, Ky (WYMT) - Bell County native Maci Morris will get to fulfill a lifelong dream of playing professional basketball.

The former UK standout signed a contract to play in Italy with USE Scotti Empoli.

"I mean it's been a dream of mine since I was little, and just to be able to go and experience the world using basketball, I mean I couldn't ask for anything more," Morris said about playing basketball in Italy. "That was the main goal - to play professionally, get paid playing ball and just be able to have the experience going overseas."

Morris averaged 15.1 points per game with a team-best 75 3s and 45.2 percent from long range during her senior year.

Morris also ranks sixth all-time in scoring with 1,692 points while her 252 career 3s made ranks second all time. The guard connected on 41.1 percent of her 3-point attempts during her career, ranking her at the top of UK's all-time list in that category.

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