St. Michael’s Morrison commits to Southeastern _lowres

Advocate file photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- St. Michael's Tyler Morrison against Plaquemine's Kiffani Young on Feb. 6.

Deciding when to commit to a college can be almost as important as deciding on the right school.

There was no drama for St. Michael the Archangel girls basketball player Tyler Morrison, who committed to Southeastern Louisiana University on Wednesday night.

“It had been on my mind for a while,” Morrison said of her decision. “I decided to go ahead and commit, and I’m glad I did.”

The 5-foot-8 Morrison has career averages of 11.9 points, 6.2 rebounds, 6.0 steals and 3.0 assists for the Warriors, a traditional Class 4A power that finished 23-11 last spring.

Morrison, an honor student with a 3.7 GPA, also considered offers from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Nicholls State. Morrison’s older sister, Taylor, plays at Nicholls.

“I really like the coaches and the team,” Morrison said of SLU. “The team was very welcoming. They remind me a lot of my high school team.

“There’s a lot of stress involved with it (recruiting process). I’m glad it’s behind me. Now I can concentrate on my school and school ball. I feel good about it.”

Morrison, who is projected as a shooting guard, plans to sign with the Lions during the NCAA’s early signing period in November. Though they won’t meet up until next season, the Morrisons are already pondering a possible on-court meeting. Taylor Morrison also is a former St. Michael standout.

“We’ve already talked about it,” Morrison said. “She’s very competitive and so am I. We both want to win.”