March 15, 2021
The five-year WNBA veteran played in 125 games over five seasons
SEATTLE, Wash. — The Seattle Storm announced today the retirement of forward Morgan Tuck from the WNBA. A five-year WNBA veteran, Tuck was a member of back-to-back WNBA Finals teams, appearing in the Finals with the Connecticut Sun in 2019 and winning a championship with the Storm in 2020.
“It is with a heavy heart that I announce my retirement from the WNBA,” Tuck said. “I have tried everything physically possible to be ready for the upcoming 2021 WNBA season. Unfortunately, it will not be possible. This was a hard decision to make but I have to listen to what my body is telling me. I am glad that in my final season I was able to win a WNBA Championship with the Seattle Storm.”
“Playing the game has been a huge part of my life for so many years. Now that this chapter of my life has come to an end, I am ecstatic to explore the next chapter.”
The third overall pick in the 2016 WNBA draft, Tuck began her career in Connecticut. She was with the Sun for four seasons, making nine starts in 115 games. She was traded to the Storm for a first round pick ahead of the 2020 season.
“We want to thank Morgan for all of her contributions to women’s basketball including the 2020 Storm championship,” head coach Dan Hughes said. “She was a valuable teammate as well as a great ambassador of the game. We wish her all the best in her retirement and into a promising future.”
Tuck dealt with knee injuries throughout her career, missing parts of her sophomore season at the University of Connecticut and her rookie season in the WNBA, as well as the 2017 and 2020 seasons.
At UConn, Tuck won four consecutive national championships alongside Storm forward Breanna Stewart. As a senior, she earned WBCA All-American and Associated Press Second Team All-America honors.
Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Tuck played high school basketball for Bolingbrook High School in Illinois. She was twice named Ms. Basketball for the state of Illinois, as a freshman and a senior. At the time, she was one of other three players (Cappie Pondexter, Candace Parker) to win the award twice.
Tuck finishes her WNBA career with 642 points, 273 rebounds, and 97 assists over five seasons.