Big Leaper to Sign With Fortner's Tigers

The Auburn women's basketball team has picked up another verbal commitment.

Atlanta, Ga.--The Auburn women's basketball team has picked up its fourth verbal commitment for the early signing period from a 5-8 guard at Douglass High School with major hops.

Morgan Jennings, a first team All-City player as a junior, told Inside the Auburn Tigers that she will sign with Coach Nell Fortner's team prior to beginning her senior season.

Jennings, who won the state high jump title as a junior, is a player with excellent quickness and leaping ability. Despite being four inches shy of six feet, she can dunk a basketball.

The new Auburn commitment says she is excited about her decision to attend Auburn, where she was a summer camp standout who took an official visit to the AU campus in September.

"I just really feel comfortable with the players and the coaches at Auburn," says Jennings, who averaged 16 points and seven steals per game as a junior for a team that reached the Class AAAAA Final "Four. For her high school team, she has played both guard spots as well as both forward positions.

A starter since the ninth grade, Jennings was a second team All-City selection as a sophomore and has a national championship ring she earned while playing AAU basketball for the Georgia Metros.

Jennings is known as a quick player who has excellent leaping ability.

An honor student who plans to major in business at Auburn, Jennings joins a trio of other high school seniors, who are all honor students, as verbal commitments. That group includes 6-3 center Chantel Hilliard from St. Martin High in Oceans Springs, Miss., 5-11 win Parrisha Simmons from Southwest Macon High in Macon, Ga., and Sierra "CeCe" Sims, a point guard from Brentwood, Tenn., School.

Fortner's 2007-2008 Tigers will play open their season with an exhibition game at 2 p.m. on Sunday vs. Carson-Newman and will open the regular season at home on Nov. 11th vs. the University of Detroit.

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