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Linnae Harper
Linnae  Harper

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Whitney M. Young

Last College:
Kentucky

Height:
5-8

Position:
Guard

08/06/2017

Buckeye Student-Athletes Set to Graduate Sunday

Graduates include All-Americans and academic standouts

08/05/2017

Linnae Harper Added to U23 National Team

Harper joins fellow teammate Kelsey Mitchell on the team which will compete later this month in Tokyo

01/30/2017

Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics

01/02/2017

Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics

12/20/2016

Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics

03/04/2017

Ohio State vs. Purdue 3-4-17

Ohio State vs. Purdue 3-4-17

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STATS -- CAREER STATISTICS | CAREER GAME-BY-GAME

Career Collegiate Honors

  • Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year (2017)
  • SEC All-Tournament Team (2014)
  • SEC All-Freshman Team (2014)
  • SEC All-Defensive Team (2015)
  • SEC Winter Sports Academic Honor Roll (2015)
  • SEC Freshman of the Week (12/16/13)

2016-17 – REDSHIRT-Junior

  • Had a good first season at Ohio State
  • After sitting out the first 11 games which fulfilling her transfer requirements, she played in the remaining 24 games
  • Averaged 8.4 points and 5.0 rebounds
  • Had the fourth-most steals on the team (36) despite missing the first 11 games
  • Dished-out 46 assists and had 10 blocks
  • Made her Buckeye debut with 15 points, five rebounds and two assists in the win over Alabama St. (12/16)
  • Had nine points, 10 rebounds and three assists vs. Winthrop (12/21)
  • Recorded her first double-double as a Buckeye with 12 points and 12 rebounds vs. Minnesota (12/28)
  • Scored 15 points in the win at Indiana (12/31)
  • Notched her second double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds in front of friends and family at Northwestern (1/3)
  • Dished-out a season-high four assists to go along with six points in the win over Illinois (1/22)
  • Made both of her three-point attempts and finished with 12 points vs. Nebraska (1/29)
  • Scored eight points, had three steals and her first two blocks of the season at Wisconsin (2/4)
  • Nabbed a season-high five steals including three in the 4th quarter vs. Iowa (2/12)
  • Was a career-best five-of-five shooting and finished with 11 points in the upset of No. 2 Maryland (2/20)
  • Didn’t miss a shot in the Big Ten Tournament win over Northwestern (3/3) and finished with 11 points
  • Had 12 points, seven rebounds and three assists vs. Purdue (3/4)
  • Enjoyed one of the best games of her career vs. her former team Kentucky (3/19) by scoring 12 points, grabbing 10 rebounds and dishing-out a career-high eight assists

2015-16 – Redshirt

  • Joined the Ohio state program at the beginning of the 2016 spring semester
  • Sat out the spring semester per NCAA transfer rules

2014-15 at Kentucky (Sophomore)

  • Earned a spot on the U.S. Pan American Women’s Basketball Team and helped the team to a silver medal
  • Played in all 34 games with 17 starts
  • Led the team and ranked seventh in the SEC in rebounding, averaging 7.1 per game
  • 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
  • Team’s third-leading scorer (11.5 ppg)
  • Led the team and ranked tied for third in the SEC in steals with 69
  • Four of her seven double-doubles came in SEC play
  • Recorded her seventh double-double of the season in the NCAA Tournament against Tennessee State (3/20), 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)
  • Inked her fourth career and season double-double at LSU (1/18) with 16 points and a career-high 15 rebounds
  • Scored 12 points and grabbed a then career-high 14 rebounds vs. Ole Miss (1/4)
  • A career-high eight of her 14 boards were on the offensive end
  • 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)

2013-14 at Kentucky (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
  • Named to the SEC All-Tournament Team after averaging 10.3 points off the bench in three SEC Tournament games
  • Totaled 45 offensive rebounds, second among all the guards, despite playing just 14.2 minutes per game
  • 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. South Carolina (3/8)
  • Named SEC Freshman of the Week (12/16) 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)

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)
  • 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
  • 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.