Women's Basketball

15  Linnae Harper
Linnae Harper


Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Whitney Young





UK Hoops Unveils 2014-15 Non-Conference Slate

Cats' schedule highlighted by matchup with Baylor in Rupp Arena and Paradise Jam Island Tournament


Kentucky-Baylor Postgame Notes

Baylor 90, Kentucky 72


No. 10/11 UK Hoops Set to Face Syracuse in Second Round Monday

Wildcats meet the Orange for the first time since 1995 with a trip to the Sweet 16 on the line


Kentucky Rolls Past Wright State and into NCAAT Second Round

Walker posts double-double, O'neill scores 21


Kentucky-Wright State Postgame Notes

Kentucky 106, Wright State 60


Harper on Mitchell, defense

Linnae Harper talked to reporters at UK Hoops Media Day on Tuesday.


Harper on UK Hoops' first practice

Linnae Harper participated in her first practice as a Kentucky Wildcat on Tuesday.


Hoops vs. Baylor, NCAAT, 032914

Hoops falls to Baylor in the Sweet 16 at the Purcell Pavillion at the Joyce Center on Saturday, March 29, 2014.


Hoops vs. Syracuse, NCAAT, 032414

UK Hoops defeats Syracuse 64-59 to advance to the Sweet 16, Sunday, March 24, 2014 at Memorial Coliseum.


Hoops vs. Wright State, NCAAT, 032214

UK Hoops defeats Wright State 106-60 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Ky.


Hoops vs. Tennessee, SECT Finals, 030914

Hoops vs. Tennessee, SECT Finals, 030914


Hoops vs. South Carolina, 030814

UK Hoops defeated the South Carolina Gamecocks 68-58 in the Semifinal round of the SEC Tournament


A tough competitor with a knack for attacking and finishing in traffic ... Excellent rebounder and on-ball defender ... Can play a variety of positions ... Very agressive with the ball and has a nose for the ball ... Ranked as the nation's No. 5 prospect and No. 2 guard according to ESPN.com ... The team's only lefty ... Highest-ranked recruit in Kentucky women's basketball history ... One of seven McDonald's All-Americans on the team ... Was a teammate of UK sophomore Janee Thompson at Whitney Young High School in Chicago ... Chose Kentucky over Tennessee, Miami, Ohio State and UCLA.

• SEC All-Tournament Team (2014)
SEC All-Freshman Team (2014)
• SEC Freshman of the Week (Dec. 16, 2013)

2013-14 (Freshman)
Appeared in all 35 of UK's game as a true freshman... Averaged 6.9 points and 2.8 rebounds per game... Recorded 11 of her 12 points in the SEC Championship game vs. UT (3/9) in the first half... Scored 10 or more points in three straight games after 12 vs. Wright State (3/22)... Named to the SEC All-Tournament Team after averaging 10.3 points off the bench in three SEC Tournament games... Named to the SEC All-Freshman Team by the league's coaches... Scored 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field in the Sweet 16 vs. Baylor (3/29)... Finished with 12 points, five boards and two assists in a career-high 27 minutes off the bench in the SEC Tournament semifinals vs. USC (3/8)... Scored 16 points at Texas A&M (2/23) on 6-of-9 shooting in 25 minutes off the bench... Had back-to-back double-digit scoring games, scoring 10 points and grabbing five boards in 17 minutes at Florida (2/9) and posting 10 points with five rebounds vs. Ole Miss (2/14)... Totaled 45 offensive rebounds, second among all the guards, despite playing just 14.2 minutes per game... Named SEC Freshman of the Week (12/16/13) after averaging 14.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in two wins vs. DePaul and ETSU... Finished with career highs in points (18), minutes played (18), field goals made (7), defensive rebounds (4), free-throws made (4) and attempted (5) at DePaul (12/12/13).

High School
McDonald's High School All-American (2013) ... Had eight points, three rebounds, four assists, one blocked shot and two steals in helping the East squad win the McDonald's All-American Game ... Earned the McDonald's Sportsmanship Award for her actions during the week's festivities ... One of six finalists for McDonald's National High School Player of the Year (2013) ... Nike/WBCA High School All-American (2013) ... Had eight points, three rebounds, four assists, one blocked shot and three steals in the Nike/WBCA All-American Game ... USA Today All-USA First Team (2013) ... Finalist for Naismith National High School Player of the Year (2012, 2013) ... MaxPreps All-American (2013) ... Chicago Sun-Times Player of the Year (2013) ... Illinois Basketball Coaches Association 3A/4A All-State first team (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) ... Averaged 19.0 ppg, 8.9 rpg and 5.7 apg as a senior at Whitney Young ... Helped lead her team to four city titles and the 2012 Illinois Class 4A state championship ... One of 12 players selected to the 2013 USA Basketball Women's U19 World Championship Team ... Helped Team USA win the gold medal with a 61-28 victory over France in the gold-medal game ... Tallied six points, three rebounds, two steals and an assist in the title game ... Averaged 8.4 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.0 steals in helping Team USA complete a 9-0 charge through the tournament. ... Also won gold medals as a member of the 2012 USA U17 World Championship Team and the 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship Team ... Named to the five-member 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship All-Tournament Team after averaging 7.9 ppg., 6.0 rpg. and 2.4 apg ... Awarded an honorary bronze medal in the inaugural 2011 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship ... Named the Tribune All-State First Team as a junior after averaging 18.7 points, 13.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.5 steals for Class 4A champion Young (34-0) ... Chicago Tribune All-State special mention (2011) ... Illinois Basketball Services Large Newcomer of the Year (2010) ... Played AAU for Illinois Lady Fire; won 2011 Deep South Classic and 2011 U.S. Junior National Championship.

The Cats' Cause
Volunteered to pack food at God's Pantry for Hunger Action Month ... Volunteered to pack for God's Pantry BackPack program.

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