LOGAN, Utah - Utah State head women's basketball coach Jerry Finkbeiner has announced one addition to the roster as Emmie Harris has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Aggies for the 2017-18 season.
"We are extremely happy to get Emmie here out of Kentucky. Emmie is an outstanding athlete as evidenced by her stats, records and awards, as well as being an all-state athlete in three sports," Finkbeiner said. "Emmie is an all-purpose multi-positional guard who has good length and athletic ability, which should translate well into our philosophy at Utah State. She has an outstanding academic background, which will contribute to our program’s academic goals."
A native of Danville, Ky., Harris is finishing up her senior year at Boyle County High School. She was a four-year letterwinner for the Rebels, where she ended her career as the team's all-time leading scorer with 2,525 points. As a senior, Harris averaged 26.3 points and 4.3 rebounds per game, while shooting 47.6 percent from the floor. She is a two-time all-region honoree and earned all-state second-team accolades this year.
At the conclusion of her senior season, Harris played in both the Kentucky-Ohio and Kentucky East-West all-star games. Harris received the 2017 Kentucky Wendy's High School Heisman, an award that recognizes just two student-athletes for their performance in competition and the classroom, as well as their community involvement. She is also a finalist for the Miss Kentucky Basketball award.
Off the basketball court, Harris also played soccer and competed in track and field. She earned all-district soccer accolades all four seasons, adding all-region and all-state honors her junior and senior years. She helped the Boyle County team to four-straight district titles, as well as a region championship in 2015. On the track, Harris holds both the 100-meter and 300-meter hurdle records at her high school. A year ago, she took the state titles in both hurdle races, as well as the 4x400 meter relay. She will look to defend those titles at the conclusion of this season.
Harris is the youngest daughter of Jim and Melanie Harris. Her older sister, Hannah, played soccer at Louisville.
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