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Soon to be UK Hoops Freshman Tearing Up World Basketball

As the most highly touted recruit in Kentucky women’s basketball history, 5’6 guard Linnae Harper has already begun to prove her merit in her post-high school career. For the past month, Harper has been traveling all over the world playing for the USA U19 women’s basketball team. The Americans took on Australia today as they are only two wins away from bringing home the gold.

Harper is averaging 9.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game. In the 108-67 victory over Japan, Harper flirted with a triple-double as she notched 12 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. The incoming freshman is listed as a 5-star recruit, and has been ranked as high as the 4th best recruit in the nation. Mitchell was ecstatic about her commitment, and everyone believes she has what it takes to make an immediate impact on the court this season. A Chicago native, she played on the same team as current sophomore Wildcat Janee Thompson in high school. Her court vision will be an intangible the Cats will love.

UK Hoops features a record seven McDonald’s All-Americans on their team this year including freshman Linnae Harper and MaKayla Epps, sophomore Janee Thompson, juniors Jennifer O’Neill and Bria Goss, and seniors DeNesha Stallworth and Samarie Walker. You can watch the remaining games of the American U19 team on ESPN3.com.

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Article written by Wilder Treadway

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18 Comments for Soon to be UK Hoops Freshman Tearing Up World Basketball



  1. Garmaster
    7:06 pm July 27, 2013 Permalink

    Hopefully she can help us take that next step into the Final Four.



  2. Garmaster
    7:07 pm July 27, 2013 Permalink

    Almost forgot—-1st!!!



  3. Concerned fan
    7:07 pm July 27, 2013 Permalink

    You can have the the best recruiting class ever assembled, but if you can’t even get them on campus to workout and build chemistry with the rest of the recruits, what good is it!? it will be all in vain. Hence the twins and James young. Smh. Question… What’s worse than starting 4 freshman? Starting 4 freshman that’s hasn’t played together ALL summer!!!! Smh



  4. wow
    7:17 pm July 27, 2013 Permalink

    I think Harper and Epps will really help us this season. They are for real.



  5. mudcreekmark
    7:19 pm July 27, 2013 Permalink

    Really strange to see a lefty girl basketball player. She looks good though.



  6. NO MATT JONES
    7:20 pm July 27, 2013 Permalink

    Dude, 3, take a long walk. Young isn’t starting over Poythress, and Aaron has played his whole life with Andrew. It’s not that big of a deal.



  7. Question mark
    7:47 pm July 27, 2013 Permalink

    6…#3 is the same UofL troll who has been saying the twins and young are going to be ineligible for the last month or so. He is also ALWAYS one of the first 5 commenters, thus proving he has no life. I dont even know what Louisville’s incoming class looks like but I would bet money that they arent all on campus this summer, hell Wiggins isn’t even at KU this summer.



  8. UK2K
    7:50 pm July 27, 2013 Permalink

    3. So experience with Team USA isn’t valuable?



  9. UK2K
    7:51 pm July 27, 2013 Permalink

    Coach Mitchell is building something special, already has Jaycee Coe committed for 2014 and should be adding Alyssa Rice a Top 10 player



  10. theSkinny81
    8:23 pm July 27, 2013 Permalink

    6/7 – The good thing is, when they arrive on campus, this sh!t will stop…. although they’ll probably rehash the old go-to lines of “Cal cheats” and “Sandy Bell slipped them through”.

    They are scared, and it’s hysterically obvious. They are realizing their time is quickly running out until we dominate them again on the court and on the field.



  11. Catlover
    9:03 pm July 27, 2013 Permalink

    Ricky P ” LOckup not Knockup” Wenner King



  12. mudcreekmark
    9:09 pm July 27, 2013 Permalink

    I don’t know why UofL fans would want to come to a UK site and talk trash. I have never been to a UofL site. In fact I think I threw up a little in my mouth just thinking about it. Then again, maybe they don’t even have enough fans to have a site like this.



  13. Keepinitreal
    9:31 pm July 27, 2013 Permalink

    I don’t see one comment on here that even looks like a UL fan typed it? ” Troll”? With are you guys talking about? There might be a little more substance to #3’s post than you want to admit.



  14. Costa Rica
    9:51 pm July 27, 2013 Permalink

    Daggone.. she good.



  15. Ok
    10:41 pm July 27, 2013 Permalink

    Shes badass



  16. SeaCat
    11:43 pm July 27, 2013 Permalink

    can we discuss Exum?
    something that matters



  17. Chaz
    12:15 am July 28, 2013 Permalink

    @16 – Exum matters, but how does he matter to UK? And in what year? Discuss?

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