Aneesah Morrow is excited to show people what she can do on a team like the one she is joining at LSU.
The reigning NCAA women’s basketball champions, LSU is adding top transfers Morrow and Hailey Van Lith to existing stars Angel Reese and Flau’jae Johnson to create the Tigers’ version of a superteam. While all those big names could raise questions about the roster’s ability to gel, Morrow isn’t concerned. In fact, it’s one of the reasons why she chose to transfer to LSU in the first place.
“I’m super excited to join. I just know how hard I work. Every day, my stats showed that I was very consistent every game, I was a double-double last year at DePaul and the year before would be a national freshman of the year,” she said on Haley Jones’ “Sometimes I Hoop” podcast. “So I try to stay as consistent as I possibly can. But I also want to be challenged by my teammates and my coaching staff. I want them to have my back and I felt like LSU was the best fit for that.”
She also knows that winning will require sacrifices. She’ll no longer be the player putting up major points for her team in every game. But she has skills she wants to sharpen, and she believes LSU will give her the opportunity to do so.
“It’s really about what you want to sacrifice for your team,” she said. “I have this conversation with my parents all the time. They tell me, ‘Don’t change your style of play,’ and I say, ‘I won’t change my style of play, but there are things I want to get better in.’”
And as for her teammates, she feels as though they’ll “play great together.” While there are a lot of personalities to balance, she is willing to do what it takes in order to bring a second straight national championship to the Tigers.
“I feel like we’re gonna play great together. I know that a lot of people talk about like egos and whatever it might be, the personalities,” she said. “But at the end of the day, if it comes down to me getting 20 rebounds a game and not scoring a point, that’s that’s what I do for my team to win. Because at the end of the day, that’s all I want to do.”
Even still, she knows that joining a team seeking back-to-back titles can have its pressures. And victory isn’t guaranteed, even for a superteam.
“There’s no guarantee that someone is going to win,” she said. “Of course, every goal is to win the national championship, to win the tournament, to be the best in your conference. But it takes work on a day in, day out basis.”