Check out Matthew Mitchell getting his Coach Cal on. The Cats received a commitment today from Linnae Harper, the second ranked guard in her class and number five player overall in the nation. The 5’6″ point guard from Chicago visited for Big Blue Madness last month and selected the Cats over Ohio State, Tennessee, UCLA, and Miami (Fla). Harper is coming off a junior season in which she led her high school team to an undefeated season and state championship.
Harper has played for USA Basketball’s U-16 and U-17 over the past two years, giving her big game experience that will be an edge in transitioning from high school to college ball. Her strengths as a player include versatility (she’s comfortable playing shooting guard as well as point, and even some small forward) and rebounding, despite her stature (Harper had 17 rebounds in one game in 2010). With her commitment, along with Makayla Epps (daughter of former UK basketball player Anthony Epps) and Kyvin Goodin-Rogers, Mitchell has a strong start to his 2013 recruiting class.
Linnae Harper, come on down!