One of Matthew Mitchell’s best players is transferring away from the women’s basketball program, UK announced today.
Linnae Harper, a 2013 McDonald’s All-American and an SEC All-Defensive Team selection last season, will transfer elsewhere. She was one of UK Hoops’ leading returners entering the upcoming season.
As a sophomore in 2014-15, Harper led Kentucky in rebounding and ranked seventh in the conference. She was the only player in the nation 5’8” or under to average more than seven rebounds per game, also becoming the shortest player to lead UK in rebounding in school history.
The Chicago native moved into a starting role midway through the season and finished the year with 17 starts in 34 games played. She was projected to start this season.
Tough hit to UK Hoops.
Linnae posted this note to Twitter at 6:20.