Morris was considered a sleeper among the nation's top prep guards and won all-city and all-league honors in four years as a starting guard at Pittsburgh's Westinghouse High school. She averaged 22 points, nine rebounds, three assists, and three steals as a senior while leading Westinghouse to the city finals. Morris was also the leading vote-getter on the 1984 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous Five team. She was twice voted Westinghouse MVP. An all-around athlete, she placed third in the sprints at the city track meet. Morris also played two years for the western Pennsylvania AAU squad.

Entering her freshman year at WVU, she was considered one of the quickest players to ever don the old gold and blue. She was a leading contender for the starting nod at point guard. Morris had the ball handling skills to move the ball down the court with cunning precision. She was an excellent shooter and a deceptive passer. As a freshman, Morris led the Mountaineers with nearly four assists per game, ranking among the Atlantic-10's top ten. She was the top Mountaineer scorer at the Louisiana Tech Dial Classic, with 34 points in two games. That year she was WVU's floor captain and was a defensive prototype. Her quickness and her intensity made her part of the game every second and as a result she logged more minutes than any other returnee that year, most of them guarding the opposition's most dangerous scorers. For her freshman year she played 29 games while averaging 9.7 points. Returning her sophomore year it was believed if she penetrated to the basket more she could up her scoring average.