Ten months ago, Morgan Tuck was sidelined with a knee injury that forced her to miss most of the season. On Sunday, she dropped 25 points on Notre Dame in the Huskies' blowout win. By Tuesday, she had been named the Ann Meyers Drysdale Women’s National Player of the Week as selected by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.
Tuck had already wrapped up American Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors.
"Morgan didn't do anything I didn't think she could do," coach Geno Auriemma said after the Notre Dame win. "Morgan might be the best basketball player on our team. (Breanna Stewart) Stewie is Stewie, obviously. But because Morgan is a little stronger, she makes a big three, she drives it to the basket, she is a pretty good passer, she's a good defender, she rebounds, she talks a lot on defense."
Two weeks ago, as the Huskies began their season, Tuck was just happy to be playing again.
"I definitely think that I’m going in the right direction, which feels good,” she said. “It feels good to play pretty well, but I do want to get better. I think I am getting into a good rhythm, but I still need to finish better."