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Linnae Harper

  • As of Feb. 7, 2020

USA Basketball

  • Honors: 2012 FIBA U17 World Cup All-Tournament Team, MVP of the 2016 USA Basketball 3x3 National Tournament.
  • Gold Medals: 2013 FIBA U19 World Cup, 2012 FIBA U17 World Cup, 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
  • Silver Medal: 2015 Pan American Games.
  • Bronze Medal: 2016 FIBA 3x3 World Cup.
  • Tournament Title: 2017 U24 Four Nations Tournament.
  • Announced as a participant for the 2020 USA Basketball 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Team training camp on Feb. 7, 2020.
  • Named to the 2017 USA Women’s U23 National Team on Aug. 5, 2017; averaged 6.0 ppg., 2.3 rpg. and 2.0 apg. to help the USA claim the inaugural U24 Four Nations Tournament Title with wins over Australia, Canada and Japan Aug. 12-15 in Tokyo.
  • Member of the bronze-medal winning 2016 USA 3x3 World Championship Team the competed Oct. 11-15 in Guangzhou, China; earned the right to represent the USA after winning the 2016 USA Basketball 3x3 National Tournament Aug. 27-28 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • Member of the 2015 USA Pan American Games Team that captured the silver medal with a 4-1 record at 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada. 
  • Member of the 2013 USA U19 World Championship Team that posted a perfect 9-0 record and captured the gold medal at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship in Lithuania; helped the USA to a 3-0 exhibition record. 
  • Member of the 2012 USA U17 World Cup Team that captured the FIBA U17 World Cup gold medal with a perfect 8-0 record; helped the U.S. collect four exhibition wins.
  • Member of the 2011 USA U16 National Team that earned a 5-0 record and gold medal; averaged a U.S. U16 record 3.4 spg.
  • Member of the 2011 USA 3x3 U18 World Championship Team that was awarded an honorary bronze at the inaugural FIBA U18 3x3 World Championship in Rimini, Italy. About 90 seconds into a semifinal against Italy, the U.S. squad was reduced to two players and battled into overtime before succumbing by just two points. Slated to play Japan in the bronze medal game, the USA was forced to forfeit due to injury and technically finished fourth, however, FIBA awarded the USA honorary bronze medals.

Professional Notes

  • Played for the Chicago Sky in 2018
  • Played in Israel for Ramat Hasharon in 2018-19; in 13 games averaged 17.5 ppg, 6.2 rpg., 4.8 apg. and 1.2 spg.
  • Played for TTT Riga in Latvia in 2019.

3x3 Notes

  • With Force x in 2019, played in the: Red Bull 3X Houston in August; Red Bull 3x Seattle in August; Red Bull 3X Oakland in August; Red Bull 3X Denver in July; and the Red Bull 3X Brooklyn in July.
  • With DEFEND in 2016, played in the 3x3 Open Qualifier.



College Notes

  • Transferred to Ohio State University after playing two seasons at the University of Kentucky. 
  • 2018 All-Big Ten Conference second team; 2018 Big Ten All-Defensive Team.
  • As a senior at Ohio State in 2017-18, helped led her team to a Big Ten Tournament title.
  • 2017 Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year.
  • As a junior at Ohio State in 2016-17, played in 24 games and averaged 8.4 ppg., 5.0 rpg., 1.9 apg. and 1.5 spg. to help her team to a 28-7 record and the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16; sat out the first 11 games due to NCAA transfer rules.
  • Red-shirted the 2015-16 season.
  • 2015 SEC All-Defensive Team; 2015 SEC Winter Sports Academic Honor Roll.
  • As a sophomore at Kentucky in 2014-15, started in 17 of 34 games and averaged 11.4 ppg., 7.1 rpg., 1.6 apg. and 2.0 spg. to help her team to a 24-10 record and the NCAA Tournament second round; had seven double-doubles.
  • As a freshman in 2013-14, played in all 35 games and averaged 6.9 ppg. and 2.8 rpg. to help her team to a 26-9 record and the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16; earned one SEC Freshman of the Week award.
  • 2014 Southeastern Conference All-Tournament Team; 2014 SEC All-Freshman Team.
  • SEC Freshman of the Week (12/16/13).
High School Notes
  • Graduated from Whitney M. Young High School (Ill.), where she helped lead her team to the 2012 4A state title.
  • 2013 USA Today, WBCA, MaxPreps, Naismith and McDonald’s All-American.
  • As a senior in 2012-13, averaged 19.0 ppg., 8.9 rpg. and 5.7 apg.
  • As a junior in 2011-12, helped her team to a 34-0 record and a 4A state title.
  • As a sophomore in 2010-11, averaged 11.5 ppg., 13.0 rpg., 5.0 apg. and 3.0 spg. to help her team to a 28-2 record.
  • As a freshman in 2010-11, averaged 11.0 ppg., 10.0 rpg., 3.0 apg. and 3.0 spg. to help her team to a 26-1 record.

Personal Notes

  • Twitter: @Nae_2smoove
  • Instagram: that_harperkid 
  • Born in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Daughter of Ericka Harper and Xavier Treadwell.
  • Nickname is ‘Nae Nae.’

USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM G/S FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST BLK STL
2017 U23 3/0 7-13 .530 0-2 .000 4-5 .800 7/ 2.3 18/ 6.0 6 0 6
2016 3x3 WC 7               27/ 3.9      
2015 PAG 5/0 13-39 .333 2-7 .286 13-16 .813 9/ 1.8 41/ 8.2 4 0 9
2013 U19 9/1 36-79 .456 1-3 .333 3-8 .375 45/ 5.0 76/ 8.4 32 1 18
2012 U17 8/0 23-66 .348 0-3 .000 17-22 .773 48/ 6.0 63/ 7.9 19 1 34
2011 U16 5/5 23-51 .451 0-1 .000 2-9 .222 22/ 4.4 48/ 9.6 17 1 17
2011 3x3 YWC 8 42/ 5.3

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