At Missouri State
One of the Lady Bears' top ball handlers, Morgan Harrington brings a solid all-around skill set to the Missouri State backcourt. Harrington will look to expand her role in 2009-10, after posting the best assist-turnover ratio on the squad as a freshman last year.
Harrington saw action in 28 contests as a freshman, averaging 2.4 points and 1.2 assists per game...Sat out MSU's two exhibition contests, as well as the Lady Bears' season opener at SEMO (11/14) after suffering a high ankle sprain during preseason workouts in late October...Saw her first collegiate action at Tulsa (11/19)...Handed out her first career assist in the Lady Bears' 56-51 loss to Oral Roberts (11/26)...Recorded her first points as a Lady Bear in MSU's 80-56 loss at Green Bay, scoring four points; also pulled down her first career rebound in 23 minutes of playing time...Dished out four assists in back-to-back games, a 77-70 loss to Western Kentucky (12/7) and a 72-57 setback to DePaul (12/10)...Turned in a 5-point, 4-rebound effort in MSU's 82-63 win over Stephen F. Austin (12/19)...Recorded three steals and matched her then-career scoring high with a five-point effort vs. Creighton (1/8)...Scored six points in a 13-point win at Evansville (1/29), going 4-of-6 at the foul line in the second half to help seal the Lady Bears' first road win of the season...Turned in career highs of nine points and two blocks in the Lady Bears' 69-57 win over Southern Illinois (3/1)...Grabbed a career-best five rebounds to go along with three assists in MSU's 52-51 loss to Wichita State in the opening round of the State Farm MVC Tournament (3/12).
A four-time all-state honoree for Belleville (Ill.) East High, Harrington wrapped up her high school career the ninth-leading scorer in school history, while ranking No. 2 on the Lady Lancers' all-time assist list...Was a McDonald's High School All-America nominee as a senior...Although limited to just 14 games due to injury, Harrington managed to average 14.4 points per contest, while leading the Southwestern Conference in free throw percentage (.923) and ranking second in the league in assists (4.1) to earn third-team all-state honors...Tallied 11.5 points and 3.8 assists to earn first-team all-conference and honorable-mention all-state honors to help the Lady Lancers to a 27-4 record and state playoff appearance...Received all-area honors from the Belleville News-Democrat all four years and from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch her last three seasons.
Harrington is the daughter of Jay and Patti Harrington...Has one sister, Megan...Her father played professional basketball in France after starring at Montana State...Will turn 20 during the season...Plans to pursue a career in coaching following the completion of her degree.