Linnae Harper

Linnae Harper

Rank: 7

Class: 2013
Position: Point Guard
Height: 5-7
Hometown: Chicago
High School: Whitney Young
Club Team: Illinois Lady Fire
Status: Signed
School: Kentucky
Schools Considered: Ohio State, Miami, Tennessee, UCLA

2012 Battle in the Boro

Harper is probably the best rebounding guard for her size the 2013 class and she also has a strong pull-up jumper and can go to the basket with authority. She appears to prefer playing off the ball but is a good passer with high basketball IQ. Improving her range beyond the arc is probably the greatest need for this talented member of the USA Basketball program.  - Bob Corwin

2012 U17 USA Basketball Trials

Harper is a creative ball handler, a flashy passer and has a thick athletic build that can take contact when attacking the paint. She consistently knocks down the midrange jumper and is improving behind the arc. She is a good on-ball defender and knows how to penetrate and score. She has a gritty Chicago work ethic that gives her the mental toughness to make the big play during big games. To be more effective at the college level, she will need to be a knock-down three-point shooter since she is a little undersized. - Kelly Kline

USA Basketball

Won gold as a member of the 2012 USA Women’s U17 World Championship. In 2011, won gold as a member of the USA Basketball Women’s U16 National Team. Earned an honorary bronze as a member of the 2011 USA 3x3 Youth World Championship Team.


Named a 2013 WBCA High School All-American

Named a 2013 McDonald's All-American

2013 McDonald's All-American Game nominee

Has started every varsity game at Whitney Young since she was a freshman. As a junior in 2011-12, helped her team to a 34-0 record, a third consecutive City Championship and a 4A state title.

(Head shot provided by Steven Maikoski/USA Basketball; action photo by Kelly Kline)