By LARRY VAUGHT
Kentucky senior Maci Morris knows her days on campus will be over soon.
“It has not really hit me that this will end soon and then people are talking about my last this and that. So it is kind of shocking at times,” Morris said.
It might even be more shocking when she has to enter the work force just like it was for most of us.
“Starting a new chapter in life will be interesting. At some point I do want to start a family. I’m going to put that off as long as I can,” she said. “I am 22 years old now. I have time.”
What will she do when basketball does end?
“I want to be a physician’s assistant. I got to shadow some doctors at UK (last summer) and really enjoyed that. I don’t know where I will go. Stay in Kentucky, move somewhere. Wherever God leads is where I will go,” she said.
Morris predicted going into the season that UK would be better because the returning players had all matured and “grown a lot from what we went through last season.”
She also felt freshmen Rhyne Howard and Blair Green would be valuable additions immediately — and both have been.
But what did Morris learn from last year’s non-NCAA season that has meant the most to her personally?
“No matter what you do, you are going to get through it,” she said. “Just surround yourself with the the right people and always stay true to what you are.”