Aneesah Morrow’s college career is off to an incredible start, as the DePaul freshman forward has become both a scoring and rebounding threat. In her first collegiate game, she went off for 31 points on 13-16 shooting.
Recently against Seton Hall, Morrow broke the Big East record for most rebounds in a game, with 27. She also became the first player in conference history to sweep player and freshman of the week honors, and she did it twice more after that. Morrow averaged 24.7 points and 19.7 rebounds in a 2-1 week for the Blue Demons earlier this season.
Morrow has recorded a double-double in 19 games so far, and is a major factor in her team’s 18-5 record. She is doing things on the court that eclipse many others with far more experience.
“She’s doing stuff fifth-year people aren’t doing,” coach Doug Bruno said.
Right now Morrow is averaging 20.3 points and 13.4 rebounds per game and shooting 52 percent from the field – more than efficient for a first-year player. She also makes a difference on the defensive end, averaging 2.7 steals and 1.9 blocks per game.
But despite her forte for scoring and grabbing boards, the Chicago native still has work to do. So far this year she is 5-29 from the three-point line, and she shoots 67 percent from the charity stripe. If Morrow wants to grow into a three-dimensional, pro-ready player, she will have to shore up those deficits. She does not need to take threes, but if she does develop that part of her game, she could truly be unstoppable.