Ae'Rianna Harris
Ae'Rianna  Harris


Indianapolis, Ind.

High School:
Lawrence North





Blocks, Boards & Buckets

Harris had one of the top sophomore seasons in school history


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Sophomore Ae'Rianna Harris was tabbed Defensive Player of the Year


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The Boilermakers broke a 35-year old school record Sunday


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Purdue vs. Rutgers (USATSI)

Purdue vs. Rutgers (USATSI) Women's Basketball

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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