Discussion in 'UConn Women's Basketball' started by pap49cba, Apr 11, 2012.
Good. Maybe Morgan can help recruit her.
Not surprised! I said a while back that she could be who Shea was looking at while in Chicago a while back! Harper is a great guard from the area! Rebounding machine for a 5-7 guard and lightening quick!
Nice! Happy to see we're putting our eggs in lots of baskets for this recruiting class. It's a talented but very unpredictable one.
IDK, wasn't Whitney Young the school that cost Morgan 4 titles?
Yes, it sure was! But Bolingbrook was the school that cost WY 3 titles.
Bruin: have you seen her play?
Harper is an intriguing player. She was the only junior finalist for the Naismith award. She is only 5'7", but extremely strong, a terrific rebounder and a player who can score in a variety of ways. I think she played forward for WY.
Here's an article that talks about her game. This article says she has a scholarship offer from UConn and other schools (ND, KY, etc) as well.
If she comes for a visit I'll make her a sandwich.
No I have not. She would have been a year too young and would have been an 8th grader when I watch Heritage and Whitney Young.
This sounds like an opinion of someone we are familiar with: "Playing with the boys taught me how to play the game, how to become a better player. Then when I played with the girls, it eased the pressure on me. At first, the boys didn't care if I was there and didn't guard me. But then they realized I had an impact on my team."
Good find, cat. She sounds like a good one.
If we land here we could have a lineup of a few lightning quick, smaller gaurds and a very imposing front line. Chong is 5'9, MoJeff and Harper are 5'7, all very very quick. This would be a great lineup to extend defensive pressure out on the perimeter because Stewart, Tuck and Stokes could stay close to the basket and block shots. Much like Baylor did this year....
Good idea, Dagwood!
"She does more things. She can run a team, play inside or outside, defend, handle the ball, rebound and pass. She knows the game better than any young kid I have seen. She has such a high basketball IQ for knowing what to do and when to do it. She is physically mature."
This is what I like to hear re: prospective point guards...... sign her up!
"Linnae and Jabari [Parker] were classmates from first through eighth grades. In eighth grade, they played together on a black elementary school team that almost won a city championship. But Linnae was forced to play in two tournaments in one day, one for girls and one for boys."
"I had a girls tournament at Montini in Lombard. Then I went to the boys tournament at Whitney Young," she recalled. "We were behind 28-9 when I got there. We were playing Beasley, the No. 1 team in the city, with Tommy Hamilton. I did whatever I could do to get us back in the game. We lost by three points."
After playing a girl's tournament game, she comes into a boy's tournament game, turns things around and almost erases a 19-point deficit. She has both game and stamina!
Anyone else think it's weird that her team was referred to as a "black" elementary school team? What's that about?
I agree. In parts of Chicago, I'm sure that the teams are all black and the enrollment may be very largely black, but to describe it as a "black shool" seems odd.
Here's the HG write up on Linnae. An outstanding power forward at 5'6'!!
"Physically punishing." Wow!
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