Player Spotlight: Morgan Hatten

We continue our girls basketball coverage with the spotlight on one of the top 2009 prospects in California, Morgan Hatten of San Joaquin Memorial High School (Fresno, Ca)...

Morgan Hatten 5-11 Soph G Frenso (Calif.) San Joaquin Memorial High School, is one of the top 2009 prospects in California.  Recently we had a chance to talk to her regarding her recruitment, high school team and club East Bay Explosion. Girls Basketball Forum



Morgan Hatten - Guard

San Joaquin Memorial High School

HT:-5'11 WT:-145


PrepCA: What were your stats from last season?
Hatten: 17 PPG,  12 RBG, 3 APG, 3 steals per, 3 blocks per game


PrepCA: What is your greatest basketball memory? 
Hatten: Making a shot to tie my NJB championship Game with no time remaining.

PrepCA: What are your goals for the upcoming season?
Hatten: To win the D4 Central Section CIF Championship.

PrepCA: What aspect of your game have you really worked hard to improve? What area would you like to keep improving on?
Hatten: My release on my outside/jump  shot.  I would like to keep improving my upper body strength and vertical leap.

PrepCA: Who are some of your teammates that people need to watch out for? 
Hatten: On my high school team (San Joaquin Memorial), our point guard, Sonia Mendoza has really improved over the summer.  On my club team (East Bay Xplosion 14U) Naveen Rasheed (Monte Vista High School).  Very Athletic. 

PrepCA: Name one teammate you really respect and why?
Hatten: Club team- Lindsey Nickel(Pinewood HS), because she never quits on defense and always works hard

PrepCA: What are your goals regarding playing basketball in college?
Hatten: I want to play at Stanford University.

PrepCA: Would you consider staying in state to play in college?
Hatten: Absolutely!!                                    


PrepCA: What would your top 5 college choices be? Do you have any offers yet?
Hatten: Stanford, Notre Dame, UCLA, ASU, Cal.  No offers yet, (I am just a sophomore) but lot's of letters! 

PrepCA: Who is the best player you ever played against? Why?
Hatten: Vickey Baugh because she had the skills of a guard yet she is 6'4" tall.

PrepCA: Name one opponent who you really respect and why?
Hatten: Hannah Donahough (Stanford Recruit) because I always liked the way she moved without the ball

PrepCA: What Club Basketball team do you player for in the Spring and Summer? Hatten: East Bay Explosion.

PrepCA: How do you think your coach would describe you as a player?
Hatten: Versatile, Offensive threat from the perimeter or inside, Fundamentally sound, good defender, Smart Player.

PrepCA: What are your strengths and weaknesses as a player?
Hatten: Strengths - good court sense, offensive skills and fundamentals.  Weaknesses - upper body strength and vertical leap.


PrepCA: Who is your favorite athlete and why?
Hatten: Yolanda Griffith, because I have met her personally and she is a really genuine person. On the court she is always working hard and giving her all.

PrepCA: What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
Hatten: Let the game come to you

PrepCA: Tell us what can we expect from your team this season?
Hatten: Much improved defensively, more balanced scoring.

PrepCA: What position do you think you will play in college?
Hatten: 2 guard

PrepCA: What can a college program expect from you as a player?
Hatten: Hard working, fundamentally sound player who makes her teammates better.

PrepCA: What will the main factors be when you choose a school?
Hatten: Academics and good basketball program. will be covering Girls Basketball extensively throughout the season, so be sure to tell all your teammates, coaches, family and friends.


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Thanks to Morgan and her family for giving us the opportunity to conduct this interview!


Gary Trousdale


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