Ae'Rianna Harris
Ae'Rianna  Harris


Indianapolis, Ind.

High School:
Lawrence North





Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics


Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics


WBB Captures BTI Invitational Title

The Boilermakers topped Saint Mary's in the championship game 70-60


Harris Paces WBB Over UT Martin 60-58

The Boilermaker sophomore notched her fifth double-double of the year


WBB Comeback Falls Short to Ball State

The Boilermakers were unable to erase a 12-point deficit

2016-17 / AS A FRESHMAN

• Appeared in all 36 games in her first season, including 14 starts, one-of-four players on the team to play in every game
• Scored a career-best 19 points in a win over Nebraska, hitting eight-of-11 from the field
• Grabbed a season-most 14 rebounds at Rutgers, good for the ninth-most by a Purdue freshman all-time and most in a single-game by a rookie since 2001
• Averaged 12.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game in the NCAA Tournament, hitting 63.2 percent from the floor
• Matched the Boilermakers' Big Ten Tournament single-game record with five blocks vs. Illinois in the second round
• Set a Purdue freshman record with 75 blocked shots, good for third-most in a season by a Boilermaker
• Led the Big Ten in blocks, good for 21st most in the NCAA and second-most by a freshman nationally
• Already 17th in school history in blocks
• Connected on 52.4 percent from the floor, including 54 percent in conference play, good for seventh overall on the season and sixth in Big Ten action
• One-of-three players in program history to have at least four games with five blocks or more in one season (Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton (6) - 2006-07, Michele VanGorp (4) - 1995-96)
• Secured 187 rebounds, good for fifth-most all-time by a Purdue freshman
• The Boilermakers were 10-4 with Harris in the starting lineup
• Earned Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week honors after wins at Rutgers and vs. Iowa
• Received Co-Defensive Player of the Year and Most Improved honors at the Boilermakers' postseason banquet


• Has earned four varsity letters at Ben Davis (2013-14) and Lawrence North (2015-16) High Schools
• Guided Lawrence North to conference and sectional championships in 2015-16, averaging 12 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks per game
• Named AP Second Team All-State in 2016
• Led her team to the Indiana High School 4A State semifinals in 2015, grabbing 12 boards in the semifinal loss
• Averaged 9.3 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.9 blocks per game in 2014-15, shooting 61 percent from the field
• Named to the All-Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference team 2014-16
• Earned a spot on the 2016 First Team All-Indianapolis Area Superteam
• Averaged 10.9 points, 7.9 rebounds and 4.0 blocks per game at Ben Davis as a sophomore
• Named to the honor roll at Ben Davis in 2013, in addition to having perfect attendance
• Coached by Christopher Griffin (Lawrence North) and Joe Lentz (Ben Davis)


• Named a five-star recruit and the No. 20 overall player (No. 6 forward) in the country by ESPN HoopGurlz
• Ranked No. 61 overall by JumpOffPlus/Prospectnation.com
• Plays AAU with the Indy Lady Gym Rats, where she has won several tournaments
• Other outstanding team performances include the 2015 Nike National runners-up, the 2014 AAU National Championship runners-up and the 2012 AAU National Champions
• Nominated for the 2016 McDonald's All-America game
• Member of the 2016 Indiana All-Stars team


• Full name: Ae'Rianna N. Harris
• Major: Human Services
• Birthday: Sept. 16, 1998
• City Born: Indianapolis, Indiana
• Parents: LaJuan and Erica Harris
• Siblings: Brothers, Xavier and Gerin, Sisters, Jazlyn and Yesenia




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