Morgan Hunt to play for Thomas More University

Tri-Village Lady Patriots' Morgan Hunt signs with Thomas More University basketball program

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Morgan Hunt signs with Thomas More University basketball program. (front L-R) Kim Hunt (mother), Hunt, Ryan Hunt (father). (back L-R) Reagan Hunt (sister) and Hayden Hunt (brother). (Gaylen Blosser photo)

NEW MADISON – Tri-Village’s Morgan Hunt signed to play basketball for the Thomas More Lady Saints while continuing her education at the Kentucky school.

“I went on a couple visits and I just fell in love with it,” Hunt said of her choice of schools. “The atmosphere is amazing, it felt like home, kind of like here. Everyone from the community comes and supports. They always have big crowds … I felt like home there.”

“Thomas More is getting a steal,” said Lady Patriots veteran coach, Brad Gray. “She is going to be a kid that’s going to have an opportunity to go in and make an impact right away. They’re getting a kid that’s going to push other kids in the program to be better and give great effort.”

Hunt, the daughter of Kim and Ryan Hunt plans to major in Human Life Sciences to become a Physical Therapist upon graduation.

Neighboring National Trail High School class of 1995 alum, Jeff Hans heads up the Lady Saints basketball program where he led the team to the 2022 NAIA National Championship.

“I love them,” Hunt said of Coach Hans and his coaching staff. “He went to Trail so he knows a lot of people from around here too. As soon as I got there he was real welcoming and talked to me a lot. I really enjoyed it.”

Morgan Hunt (R) and Tri-Village Lady Patriots coach, Brad Gray. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

The Lady Patriots are well positioned to be contenders for the 2022-23 WOAC title as well as a deep run in OHSAA tournament play with Hunt playing a major role for the Lady Patriots.

“Morgan has been playing the game for a real long time and has been playing it with high level teams,” Gray stated. “She is so used to playing against high caliber players. She has really thrived in the high school game because of the preparations she has put in in the offseason.”

“She can play a lot of different positions,” he added. “She’s a great player but what sets her apart from kids is her competitive drive. She has a winner’s mentality – never quits. It doesn’t matter the score of the game, she’s going to give you 100 percent no matter what and she does that in practice and carries over to the court.”

Already well past 1,000 points in her high school career and a senior season on the horizon, Hunt expects to earn her playing time at the next level.

“I expect to be held accountable, work hard,” Hunt stated. “I know that I’m coming in as a freshman so it is going to be really hard but I’m very excited to go there and try to do my best.”