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Some “culture shock” for Maci Morris in Italy

Maci Morris is in Italy getting set to start her professional career in a few weeks.

By LARRY VAUGHT

Former Kentucky standout Maci Morris is now in Italy preparing to start her professional career with USE Basketball in early October.

If you are a Morris fan, one way to follow her season will be following USE Basket on Facebook. As soon as Morris landed in Italy, the team posted photos of her along with this message: “Maci Morris just landed at Amerigo Vespucci airport. Waiting for her there was our Erin Mathias. Welcome in Italy, Maci!”

The post was in Italian but a Facebook translation tab switches it to English for you.

Her mother, Patti, said is seemed “like forever” that the former UK star had been gone just a few days after she got overseas.

“We are already going over there in October. She’s in culture shock … no air conditioning or clothes dryers. She’s roughing it for sure,” her mother said.

Morris will face a familiar foe in her first professional game. Patti Morris said former Tennessee star Diamond DeShields, who also plays in the WNBA, will be on the opposing team.

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