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Beaumont Legacy Christian senior guard Alexis Morris becomes the third member the Lady Bears’ 2017 class.

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When Alexis Morris decommitted from UCLA last month, the aftermath wasn’t the mad rush to recruit one of the nation’s top high school basketball players like you might imagine.

That’s because Morris, a 5-foot-6 senior guard at Beaumont’s Legacy Christian Academy, already knew where she wanted to be playing in 2017.

“I knew I was staying home, and I knew I was going to play for Kim Mulkey,” Morris said. “(Baylor) has been recruiting me since eighth grade, so we have been in contact for a long time. I want to be a player that comes in and helps them win championships.”

Morris, the No. 6 guard in the country according to ESPN.com, announced Saturday on Twitter that she will play for the Lady Bears and Mulkey, Baylor’s longtime coach who put together the No. 1 recruiting class in the country for the class of 2016.

Morris averaged 25 points, 8.4 assists, 8.2 rebounds and 4.7 steals per game last season while leading Legacy to a runner-up finish at the 3A TAPPS State Tournament.

ESPN.com has Morris ranked as the No. 6 guard in the country.

“I called (Mulkey) before I put anything on social media,” Morris said. “She was happy for me, told me she was glad I was staying home. For me, I’m glad the (recruiting) process is over and I get to play for a great basketball program and get a degree from somewhere with some of the best academics in the country.”

The Lady Bears have won six straight Big 12 titles.

“I don’t feel like I’m a true point guard, because I can score and I can also facilitate,” Morris said. “It just depends on how the game is going. I like to base my game off my mid-range game and my defense and go from there, see what the other team is going to give me.

“The one thing I feel like I could really get better at, right now, and the thing I’ve been working on a lot is shooting the three. That’s something that I really want to get better at and that’s going to take a lot of hard work.”

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