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SZN Opener: LSU Guard Aneesah Morrow Talks Leaving DePaul, Learning from Injuries, & More

SZN Opener: LSU Guard Aneesah Morrow Talks Leaving DePaul, Learning from Injuries, & More

From DePaul To LSU

The Chicago native excelled on the court at DePaul University, racking up numerous accolades as one of the country's top players, including ESPN Top Freshman in the Country, BIG EAST Freshman of the Year, and DePaul women’s basketball MVP.

The All-America forward transferred to Louisiana State University this year, arriving at Baton Rouge to much acclaim with 53 double-doubles in 66 career games. Morrow is “a standout at LSU as the Tigers are looking to defend their national championship from last year,” McNutt says.

Morrow has a clear vision of what she wants to accomplish at LSU. “I knew that going to a different school would allow me to develop my game in different aspects,” she says. “I was going to be challenged at the highest level possible. I knew that I would have to come in every day and compete for my spot, but also perform on the floor.”

Injuries Gave Her A New Perspective

Morrow developed a resilience to the challenges she’s had to endure as an athlete, including three knee surgeries. Her injuries forced her to discover interests outside of basketball. “Being injured and having to sit down so much, I had to figure out other things that made me happy,” she says.

Despite being a top player, Morrow is determined to enjoy other aspects of her life. “People see what I do on the basketball court, but there is so much more to me than just basketball,” says the LSU guard. “Being an athlete, we have to learn that about ourselves, because sometimes we let basketball define so much of our individuality and we never really get to express ourselves.”

Aspiring For The WNBA

Morrow aspires to play in the WNBA after college. It’s what motivates her to keep striving for greatness. “My goal has always been to play in the W,” she says. “Despite all the adversity, I’ve always tried to focus on the bigger picture.”

Catch the full conversation with Aneesah Morrow above. Listen to Episode 2 of SZN Opener Season 2 on the Urban One podcasts platform or your favorite streaming app.

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