Women's Basketball

15  Linnae Harper
Linnae  Harper


Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Whitney Young





Wildcats Rank Fourth on SEC Winter Sports Academic Honor Roll

65 UK student-athletes earn spots on honor roll


Kentucky-Dayton Postgame Notes

Dayton 99, Kentucky 94


Kentucky Media Opportunity - March 21, 2015

Kentucky to face Dayton Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET


UK Hoops Meets Dayton in NCAA Tournament Second Round

Wildcats looking for school-record fourth-straight Sweet 16 berth on Sunday


Harper, Hoops Tame Tigers and Advance to Second Round

Harper tallies 16 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and four steals; five other Cats reach double-figures


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. Dayton, NCAA Tournament, 032215

UK Hoops falls to Dayton 99-94 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, March 22, 2015, at Memorial Coliseum.


Women's Basketball vs. Dayton (USATSI)

Women's Basketball falls to Dayton in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament; Credit: USA Today (USATSI)


Hoops vs. Tennessee State, NCAA Tournament, 032015

UK Hoops defeats Tennessee State 97-52 on Friday, March 20, 2015 at Memorial Coliseum in the NCAA Tournament.


Hoops vs. Tennessee, SECT Semifinals, 030715

The UK women's basketball team falls to Tennessee 75-64 in the semifinals of the SEC Tournament


Kentucky vs Tennessee: SECT Semifinals

Kentucky falls 75-64 in the SEC Tournament Semifinals


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)
• SEC All-Defensive Team (2015)
• SEC Winter Sports Academic Honor Roll (2015)
• Team USA, Pan American Games (2015)

2014-15 (Sophomore)
Earned a spot on the U.S. Pan American Women’s Basketball Team … Named to the SEC All-Defensive Team by league coaches … Named to the SEC Winter Sports Academic Honor Roll … Played in all 34 games with 17 starts, her first career nod was at Duke (12/21) … Led the team and ranked seventh in the SEC in rebounding, averaging 7.1 per game … Only player under 6-foot-0 in the top 10 of SEC rebounding … Only player in the nation to stand at 5-8 or under and average more than 7.0 rpg … Shortest player to lead UK in rebounding in school history ... First guard to grab a team-high rebounding mark since Stacey Reed in 1994-95 … Team’s third-leading scorer (11.5 ppg) … Led the team and ranked tied for third in the SEC in steals with 69 - 23 more than any other player … One of three players in the SEC to rank in the top 10 in rebounding and steals (Ole Miss’ Tia Faleru and LSU’s Raigyne Moncrief were the others) … Four of her seven double-doubles this season were in SEC play … Recorded her seventh double-double of the season in the NCAA Tournament against Tennessee State (3/20/15), scoring a team-high 16 points and grabbing a team-high 10 rebounds … Scored a season and career-high tying 22 points in win at Vanderbilt (2/8/15) ... Marked her second-career 20+ point scoring game ... Marked the first time this season she led UK in scoring in a game … Inked her fourth career and season double-double at LSU (1/18/15) with 16 points and a career-high 15 rebounds ... Most rebounds by a Wildcat under 5-foot-8 since Bebe Croley also had 15 vs. Tennessee State on Jan. 30, 1988 … Scored 12 points and grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds vs. Ole Miss (1/4/15) ... A career-high eight of her 14 boards were offensive ... Also played a career-high 36 minutes in the win … Averaged 9.3 points per game in the Paradise Jam … Set new career highs in field goals made (10), field goals attempted (21), points (22), minutes played (28) and rebounds (12) against Oklahoma … Charted her second career double-double vs. the Sooners (22/12) ... Also grabbed one vs. Morehead on Nov 19.

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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