HENDERSONVILLE - First-Team All Sumner County selection Zach Morris has chosen to continue his basketball career just down the road in Gallatin at Volunteer State Community College.
The former Hendersonville hoops standout chose Vol State over a bevy of suitors including Trevecca, Martin Methodist, Freed-Hardeman and several other junior colleges.
“I really like the coaches at Vol State and I could sense they wanted me there,” Morris said. “I just wanted to go somewhere that really wanted me. I know the coaching staff will help me improve my game, and it was important that I stayed close to home because I am very close with my family.”
With Vol State being a two-year program, Morris has his eyes set on getting to the next level after his time with the Pioneers is up.
“I definitely want to go to a four-year school after I’m done at Vol State,” he continued. “Hopefully playing junior college will give me the exposure to other schools. I’m looking forward to my time there.”
Morris has played the last two years at Hendersonville High School under Clancy Hall. Morris says he is beyond grateful for Hall’s leadership and coaching.
“Coach Hall has taught me so much,” he said. “He helped me expand my game from being just a shooter. He has helped me with my basketball IQ, my rebounding, my driving and finishing around the rim, and my defense. He has made me a complete player. I am 10 times a tougher player because of him. I can’t thank my coaches enough for everything they have done for me.”
Morris will says he is looking to study management or sports management but isn’t entirely sure just yet.