Tulane guard Kolby Morgan signed a training camp contract with the WNBA's New York Liberty, she confirmed Saturday.
Morgan finished her career this season as the Green Wave women's basketball program's career second-leading scorer, just 19 points behind Grace Daley. She was All-American Athletic Conference all four years, including second-team this past season.
In essence, Morgan is getting a tryout with the Liberty.
“I definitely think I have a chance to make the team,” Morgan said. “I don't know all that much about their guards. I played against Kia Nurse. I'm just going to play my game.”
Nurse, an All-American who played for perennial American Athletic Conference champion Connecticut, was the 10th overall pick of the Liberty, which finished 22-12 last season and lost in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Training camp begins April 29, with preseason play from May 4-15. Final roster cuts are due May 17. The WNBA season begins May 18.
Morgan says one of the reasons she can reach her dream of playing in the WNBA is that she is a good defensive player. However, she will be making an adjustment. She played shooting guard at Tulane. At 5-foot-8, she would have to play point guard in professional basketball.
She had a taste of it at the WNBA Combine, which took place during the weekend of the NCAA women's tournament's Final Four.
“I think I did OK,” she said. “I wasn't aggressive enough. Everybody was trying to get their buckets, and when you passed the ball, you didn't get it back.
“But it was a good experience. I know at this level you have to take care of the ball. That's one of their high priorities. I want to hit open shots and get everyone involved.
“My confidence is high, though, when it comes to playing (point guard). At the end of the day, basketball is basketball, and I'm going to play my game.”
Morgan said her agent, Dallas-based Jay Fields, secured her tryout, along with input from her coach at John Curtis Christian School, Barbara Farris, a former Tulane standout and WNBA player.