Amber Harris

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Amber Harris

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Indianapolis, Ind.

High School:
North Central

Height:
6-5

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
01/16/1988


04/12/2011

Amber Harris and Ta'Shia Phillips 2011 WNBA Draft

Photos by Joe Faraoni courtesy of ESPN April 11, 2011

11/12/2010

Xavier 84, South Carolina 65

No. 5/6 Xavier women's team defeated South Carolina, 84-65. 11/12/10 Photos by Tim Cowie

Amber Harris Photo Gallery

Fourth Overall Pick in the 2011 WNBA Draft - Minnesota Linx

2010, 2011 State Farm All-America Selection

2010, 2011 John R. Wooden Award Final Ballot selection

2010, 2011 Naismith Award Midseason Top-30 selection

2011 USBWA All-American

2011 Associated Press Second Team All-American

2011 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Second Team All-American

2011 Honda Sports Award Nominee

2010 Associated Press Third Team All-American

2010, 2011 Atlantic 10 Player of the Year

2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011 Atlantic 10 First Team Selection

2007 Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year


At Xavier: A three-time All-Atlantic 10 First Team honoree and 2009-10 Atlantic 10 Player of the Year ... Harris finished her career with 2,205 points (second all-time) and 1,226 rebounds (second all-time). She is only the second Musketeer ever to surpass the 2,000-points, 1,000-rebounds mark ... Became the first Musketeer to be honored as a State Farm All-American by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association in 2009-10 and repeated in 2010-11 ... Earned mention as a Second Team All-American in 2011 and Third Team All-American in 2010 by the Associated Press ... Selected to the John R. Wooden Award Final Ballot and to the Naismith Award Mid-Season Top 30 in 2010 and 2011 ... The 2006-07 Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year, Harris established a new freshman scoring record at XU and became the all-time blocked shots record holder just 29 games into her career. She has since extended that record to 361 rejections. She is only the third freshman ever to be honored as an All-Atlantic 10 First Team selection and she also earned a spot on the All-Rookie and All-Defensive Teams ... Harris established a new single-season rebounding record with 303 boards during the 2006-07 season. Ta'Shia Phillips broke that mark in 2008-09 but Harris' 295 rebounds during the 2007-08 season were the second-most ever by a Xavier sophomore ... Her 12 Rookie of the Week selections in 2006-07 were the most any Atlantic 10 student athlete had received in any sport until Phillips came along and matched Harris' record in 2007-08 ... Harris was a member of the All-Tournament Team in all four of her appearances in the Atlantic 10 Championship and was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2010 A-10 Championship ... Harris is a perfect 12-0 all-time in A-10 Tournament games, leading XU to four championships in five years ... Scored 20 or more points 38 times in her career and notched double-digit scoring on 122 occasions ... Totaled 59 double-doubles in her four seasons at XU ... Harris was forced to sit out the entire 2008-09 season due to injury.

2010-11 (As a r-Senior): Started in 30 of the 32 games she played in, missing out on two starts due to concussion-like symptoms ... Grabbed a career-high 18 boards to go with a season-high 28 points in XU's 71-59 win over Louisville on (11/23) ... Tied her season high with 28 points on a career-high 13 made baskets in a 69-66 win over USC on (12/2) ... Earned her third A-10 Player of the Week nod 12/27 after 22-point, 15-rebound performance at No. 3 Duke on 12/21, surpassing the 1,000-rebound mark ... Did not start at Stanford and vs. Missouri after experiencing concussion-like symptoms ... Dished out a career-high seven assists to go with 11 pts. and 11 rbs. at Saint Joseph's ... Tied her career-high with 18 rbs. at UMass on 1/16, her 23rd birthday ... Recorded 27 points on 9-of-17 shooting and went 8-of-12 from the line at Charlotte on Jan. 22 ... Scored 23 points to go with 16 rebounds, three blocks, three assists and two steals against Charlotte in the semis of the A-10 Tourney ... Was 8-of-9 for 20 points in XU's NCAA Second Round loss to Louisville (3/22) ... Was named A-10 Player of the Week five times (11/29, 12/6, 1/24, 2/28) ... Led the A-10 in blocks (2.3 bpg.), was second in rebounding (10.2 rpg.), third in scoring (18.7 ppg.) and fourth in field goal percentage (.525) ... Became the third player in A-10 history to be named to the All-Conference First Team four times.

2011 Postseason: Averaged 18.0 ppg. and 10.8 rpg. and posted a .530 field goal percentage over five postseason games for the Musketeers ... Was 9-of-16 from the floor, scoring 23 points while grabbing 16 boards and dishing out three assists and blocking three shots in XU's semifinals win over Charlotte in the A-10 Championship ... Earned A-10 Championship All-Tournament Team honors for the fourth time ... Scored 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting and grabbed 12 boards in XU's rout of South Dakota State in NCAA First Round action ... Was a blistering 8-of-9, scoring 20 points, in the Musketeers Second Round loss to Louisville ... Was named to the National All-Jesuit Women's Basketball Team.

2010-11 Preseason: Named to the 2011 WBCA Preseason Wade Watch List and Wooden Award Preseason Top 30 ... Named to Sporting News' Preseason All-America First Team ... Named to Lindy's Sports' and Athlon Sports' Preseason All-America Second Team.


2009-10 (As a r-Junior): Started in all 34 of Xavier's games ... Third in the Atlantic 10 at 16.1 points and 1.8 blocks and fourth in the league at 8.9 rebounds per game ... Second in the conference with a .561 field goal percentage ... Showed off her versatility by going a solid 14-of-33 (42.4 percent) from beyond the 3-point arc ... Committed only 52 fouls in 1,036 minutes, which works out to 1.5 fouls per game in 30.5 minutes per game ... Recorded double-figure scoring in all but one game and scored at least 20 points on eight occasions ... Tallied 14 double-doubles ... Averaged 16.6 points per game at home and shot a team-high 59.8 percent from the field at Cintas Center ... Shot an unconscious 66.7 percent (6-of-9) from beyond the 3-point arc in XU's 10 road games ... Showed no ill effects from the knee injury that kept her out for the entire 2008-09 season as Harris opened up the 2009-10 campaign with a 19-point, 12-rebound effort in XU's 81-71 overtime victory at Southern California on November 13 ... Named to the Junkanoo Jam All-Freeport Division Team after helping the Musketeers to victories over Kansas and Minnesota over Thanksgiving ... Scored 19 points and was 8-of-9 from the charity stripe in XU's 81-60 victory over Mississippi State on December 20 ... Got off on the right track in Atlantic 10 play, scoring 20 points, hauling in 13 rebounds and dishing-out four assists in XU's conference opener against Temple on January 10 ... Scored 19 points and added 14 rebounds in XU's 74-49 thrashing of Dayton on January 30 ... Poured in a regular-season high 23 points and was 11-of-17 from the field in Xavier's 63-56 victory over Saint Joe's on February 10 ... Named Atlantic 10 Player of the Week on January 10.

2010 Postseason: Averaged a team-high 19.1 points and shot a scintillating 55.6 percent from 3-point range in Xavier's seven-game postseason run ... Second on the team at 8.1 rebounds per game and 36.0 minutes per game during the postseason ... Honored as the Most Outstanding Player of the Atlantic 10 Championship after averaging 16.0 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. Harris also made three of her four attempts from deep and averaged 35.0 minutes per game while shooting a solid 48.7 percent from the floor ... Scored 15 points and snared 11 rebounds in XU's Quarterfinal win against Richmond on March 6 ... Buried all three of her attempts from 3-point range en route to scoring 23 points in the Musketeers' 57-55 win over Temple in the Final. Harris was 9-of-14 from the floor and also blocked a pair of shots against the Owls ... Averaged 21.5 points and 8.0 rebounds per game while shooting 57.7 percent from the floor in XU's four NCAA Tournament games ... Named to the All-Sacramento Regional Team ... Scored a Xavier NCAA Tournament record 31 points in XU's First Round victory over East Tennessee State on March 21. Harris was 15-of-23 against ETSU and those 15 field goals also marked a school record for an NCAA Tourney game ... She followed that effort up with a 21-point, seven-rebound effort in XU's Second Round victory over Vanderbilt on March 23. Harris scored the game-winning basket with 12-seconds remaining and netted XU's last six points of the game to complete the come back victory ... Scored 14 points and added 10 rebounds (nine defensive) in XU's Regional Semifinal win over Gonzaga on March 27 to lead the Musketeers to their second Elite Eight in school history ... Scored 20 points and was 10-of-17 from the floor in the Elite Eight contest against Stanford on March 29 ... Was named to the inaugural National All-Jesuit Women's Basketball Team.

As a Sophomore 2007-08: Was in the starting lineup for all 33 of Xavier's contests ... Led the team in scoring at 15.3 points, second on the squad in rebounding at 8.9 and led the Atlantic 10 in blocked shots for the second straight year with 2.8 rejections per game ... She ranked 12th in the country in blocks per game ... Her 15.3 scoring average was good for seventh in the A-10 while her 8.9 rebounds per game was the second-highest total in the league ... Led the team and was 13th in the league in minutes played with 32.6 per game ... Harris notched her 1,000th point and her 500th rebound on Valentine's day at Dayton ... She finished the year with 295 rebounds, marking the third-highest single-season total in school history and the second most rebounds ever by a sophomore ... Her 505 points were the fifth-most ever scored by a Xavier sophomore ... Scored in double-figures 27 times while pulling down double-digit rebounds on 15 occasions. Harris scored at least 10 points in 15 of Xavier's last 16 contests ... Scored 21 points on 8-of-15 shooting in the season opener at Florida on November 9 and topped that performance in XU's next game. Harris poured in a season-high 30 points, snared 13 rebounds and blocked five shots against Penn State on November 15 ... Tallied 19 points and grabbed 13 boards to go along with three blocks to lead XU over No. 24 N.C. State on December 14. The win was XU's first over a ranked team since the 2000-01 season ... Destroyed Duquesne to the tune of 22 points, 15 rebounds and eight blocks in helping XU to that critical road victory on January 22 ... Scored 10 points, corralled 12 rebounds and was just three blocked shots shy of a triple-double in Xavier's victory over UMass on January 26 ... Notched 21 points and 11 boards while connecting on a career-high 11-of-14 from the free throw line, which included several clutch makes as time was winding down, in the regular-season finale at Saint Bonaventure on March 1. 2008 Postseason: Averaged 13.5 points, 8.8 rebounds and 3.8 blocks per game in XU's four postseason contests ... Scored 12 points and blocked five shots in Xavier's Atlantic 10 Championship Final victory over Temple on March 10 ... Tallied her second-consecutive double-double in an NCAA Tournament game with a 14-point, 10-rebound, six-block effort vs. Nebraska on March 23.


As a Freshman 2006-07: Saw action in all 34 of XU's games while starting 33 times. Harris did not start XU's regular season finale, allowing Joei Clyburn to start on senior day ... Led the Musketeers with 16.3 points per game, 8.9 rebounds per game and 4.0 blocks per game ... Her 136 rejections led the Atlantic 10 Conference and she finished the year third in the nation in blocks per game ... Established a new school single-season blocked shots mark when she swatted her 40th shot of the year vs. Morehead State (eighth game of the season) ... Established a new career-individual blocked shots mark on February 15 at Richmond. Harris has since extended the all-time mark to 136 and counting ... Established a new Xavier freshman scoring record of 553 points, destroying the previous mark of 479 held by all-time leading scorer Tara Boothe ... Finished the year sixth in the A-10 in scoring and second in rebounding and her 234 boards were the second-highest total of any freshman in XU history ... Made her collegiate debut in style by scoring 15 points, snaring eight rebounds and swatting four shots ... Harris blocked at least one shot in every game and swatted four or more shots 17 times ... XU was 15-2 when she blocked four or more shots ... Set a new school single-game record when she blocked 11 shots in Xavier's 63-53 victory at Richmond ... Scored a career-high 32 points in front of over 10,000 people in XU's 89-76 win over Cincinnati (1/17) in the annual crosstown shootout ... Harris scored 29 points on 12-of-18 shooting in the Musketeers' 75-65 victory over Loyola-Marymount in the championship game of the National City Xavier Invitational. Harris earned MVP honors on her way to leading XU to the title ... Hauled in a career-best 16 rebounds on two occasions. The first came on January 26 in XU's 59-44 triumph over Duquesne and Harris matched that output on February 25 in Xavier's 74-44 throttling of Rhode Island ... Pulled down double-digit rebounds 11 times and recorded 12 double-doubles on the year.


2007 Postseason: Averaged 16.0 points per game and 8.3 rebounds per game in four postseason contests ... Came up big in the Musketeers' 64-63 A-10 quarterfinal win over Saint Louis (3/3) ... Netted 15 points and snared eight rebounds in XU's A-10 Championship clinching victory over Saint Joseph's on March 5 ... Led the team with 19 points and 10 rebounds in Xavier's NCAA Tournament First Round matchup with West Virginia (3/17) ... Made a team-best 84.2 percent (16-of-19) of her free throw attempts while also averaging 2.8 blocks per game.

Before Xavier: The most highly touted recruit Xavier has ever landed, Harris was tabbed as the No. 1 overall prospect by the Blue Star Index, the No. 4 prospect by Scout.com and the No. 5 prospect in the country by the All-Star Girls Report ... Averaged 16.5 points per game while attempting only 12 shots per contest during her senior season ... Averaged nine rebounds per game to go along with four blocks per contest ... Led North Central High School to state titles in both 2004 and 2005 ... Honored as a First Team All-USA selection by USA Today in 2006 ... Named "Miss Basketball" in the state of Indiana by the Indianapolis Star following the 2006 season ... Earned mention as a Street & Smith's and Parade Magazine First Team All-American ... Also garnered McDonald's All-American and Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-American honors ... Chose Xavier over Louisiana State, Rutgers and Tennessee ... Named Indianapolis Metropolitan and Area Player of the Year in both 2005 and 2006 ... An ICGSA First Team All-State pick in 2004, 2005 and 2006 ... Associated Press First Team All-State honoree in 2006 and a Second Team selection in 2005 ... Earned mention as a Parade All-American Third Team pick and a Street & Smith's Third Team selection in 2004.

Personal: Mother Briggette Boyd ... Graduated in the spring of 2010 with a bachelor's degree in liberal arts. She is now currently pursuing a degree in criminal justice... Born January 1, 1988 in Indianapolis, Ind.

CAREER HIGHS
Points 32 at Cincinnati (January 17, 2007)
Field Goals Made 13 vs. Southern California (December 2, 2010)
Field Goals Attempted 28 vs. Penn State (November 15, 2007)
3-Pt Field Goals Made 4 Twice
3-Pt Field Goals Attempted 9 vs. Liberty (November 25, 2007)
Free Throws Made 11 at Saint Bonaventure (March 1, 2008)
Free Throws Attempted 14 at Saint Bonaventure (March 1, 2008)
Rebounds 18 Twice, last vs. Louisville (November 23, 2010)
Assists 7 at Saint Joseph's (January 12, 2011)
Blocks 11 at Richmond (February 15, 2007)
Steals 5 Twice
CAREER STATISTICS
Year GP-GS Min FG-A Pct 3FG-A Pct FT-A Pct Rbs-Avg PF A TO S Pts-Avg
2006-07 34-33 34.0 220-470 .468 18-61 .295 95-139 .683 303-8.9 68 29 87 48 553-16.3
2007-08 33-33 32.6 194-473 .410 19-68 .279 98-154 .636 295-8.9 56 68 100 39 505-15.3
2009-10 34-34 30.5 234-417 .561 14-33 .424 66-99 .667 301-8.9 52 64 119 43 548-16.1
2010-11 32-30 32.3 241-459 .525 11-39 .282 106-169 .627 327-10.2 50 67 93 43 599-18.7
TOTAL 133-130 32.4 889-1819 .489 62-201 .308 365-561 .651 1226-9.2 226 228 399 173 2205-16.6