STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Kalamazoo Central five-star Morasha Wiggins picks North Carolina
Five-star guard Morasha Wiggins of Kalamazoo Central committed to the North Carolina women’s basketball program over the weekend, picking the Tar Heels over a bevy of offers — a list of more than 40 when she lost track — including Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Michigan, Tennessee, Ohio State and USC among others.
The 6-foot Wiggins ranked at No. 50 in the Class of 2021 on the ESPNW HoopGurlz rankings, and the No. 19 guard in the class. She averaged 24 points and nine rebounds as a sophomore, and 19 points and eight rebounds through seven games before tearing her ACL in December. She was still honorable mention all-state from the Associated Press.
Wiggins is the third five-star recruit in North Carolina’s 2021 recruiting class, joining 6-foot-3 wings Teonni Key (Cary, NC; No. 22) and Destiny Adams (Manchester Township, NJ; No. 35).
There’s a pretty solid Michigan connection for Wiggins in Chapel Hill:
Tar Heels recruiting coordinator Carrie Moore, in her second season at UNC, was a high school All-American at Detroit Country Day and led the nation in scoring as a senior at Western Michigan University — less than five miles away from Kalamazoo Central — en route to becoming the Broncos’ all-time leading scorer.
— MATTHEW B. MOWERY