Position
Guard
Height
5'9
Class
Senior
Hometown
Olathe, Kan.
Previous School
Johnson County (Kan.) CC
Major
Criminal Justice
High School
St. Thomas Aquinas HS

HONORS & AWARDS
2013-14 SEC Player of the Week (Nov. 11, 2013)
2013 WBCA Junior College All-America First Team

CAREER
Harden secured 9.0 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game over her 63 career appearances … Was used as a spot starter where she improved her scoring mark to 12.5 points per game in 25 starts … Collected 15 of 22 games of 10-plus points as a starter … Drained 85 three-pointers and 35.0 percent of her triples … Was a Junior College All-American First-Team honoree at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas before she transferred to LSU before the 2013-14 season … Originally signed with Oklahoma out of high school and played her 2011-12 freshman season with the Sooners.

SENIOR SEASON (2014-15)
Harden posted 11.1 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game … The 2.0 steals per game were tied for fifth on the SEC leaderboard … Buried 1.7 triples per game which ranked 6th in the SEC rankings … Started LSU’s final four games of the season (March 1-21) after she came off the bench during an eight-game span (Jan. 29-Feb. 26) after a DNP at No. 5 Tennessee (Jan. 22) due to an eye injury … Harden’s 15, 10-plus point performances finished second on the team only behind Raigyne Moncrief … Garnered 11 of her 15 double figure scoring performances and averages 14.3 points per game as a starter … Put together a season-long run of six consecutive games in double figures (Nov. 22-Dec. 19) where she secured 14.0 points per game … Registered nine points and a career-best six steals versus Jackson State (Nov. 17) … Amassed 15 points aided by a quartet of three-pointers against No. 22 Rutgers (Nov. 22) … Tacked on 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting during the Louisiana Tech game (Dec. 3), her first start of the season … Matched a then career-high with 20 points coupled with a career-best nine rebounds and four assists versus Southeastern Louisiana (Dec. 14) … Pumped in 18 points to go along with three steals at Miami (Dec. 29) … Racked up 20 of her career-high 23 points in the second half to lead LSU to a comeback victory at Florida (Jan. 2) during its SEC opener … The 23 points were the third-most points scored by a LSU player … Notched 18 points on 7-of-11 from the floor versus Vanderbilt (Jan. 8) … Picked up 13 points and five steals during LSU’s double overtime win at No. 15 Mississippi State (Jan. 15) … Chipped in nine points, four steals and two assists against Alabama (Feb. 8) … Collected 14 points highlighted by a four three-pointers at Arkansas (Feb. 22) … Took advantage of Senior Day start and poured in a career-high 28 points sparked by a career-best five three-pointers versus No. 12 Texas A&M (March 1) … The 28 points were tied for 9th most by a SEC player during a conference game … Picked 19 points on a career-high tying five three-pointers against No. 3 South Carolina (March 7) in LSU’s SEC Tournament Semifinal … Added 16 points and three steals at No. 25 USF (March 21) during the NCAA Tournament.

JUNIOR SEASON (2013-14)
Registered 23 of her 33 appearances off the bench for LSU … Notched 7.2 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.3 assists per game … Harden’s 1.6 steals were tied for 13th in the SEC rankings … Started LSU’s first three games (Nov. 8-14) and seven of the team’s final eight games (Feb. 23-March 30) … Upped her scoring average to 9.8 points per game over her 10 starts … Racked up a team-leading 20 points sparked by a quartet of three-pointers during season opener against Stephen F. Austin (Nov. 8) … The 20 points were the most by a LSU player in their debut since freshman Seimone Augustus put up 27 points at Arizona (Nov. 22, 2002) … Followed that up with a 19-point outing coupled with a season’s best five steals versus Saint Joseph’s (Nov. 10) … Named the season’s first SEC Player of the Week, the first recipient for LSU since LaSondra Barrett (Jan. 2011) … Garnered seven points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals at Louisiana Tech (Nov. 23) … Came off the bench against Michigan (Nov. 30) – made an immediate impact with four points and four steals over 15 minutes … Scored all 17 of LSU’s bench points – her highest scoring output since the season’s opening weekend – ignited by four three-pointers at No. 5 Tennessee (Jan. 2) … Registered 11 points, four rebounds and three steals at Tulane (Jan. 5) … First time since the season’s opening weekend that Harden posted consecutive games in double figures … Provided nine points against Florida (Jan. 12) during 16 minutes of action … Dished out a season’s best four assists at Missouri (Jan. 16) … Notched nine points and five rebounds at No. 13 Kentucky (Feb. 2) … Tallied eight points and two rebounds against Missouri (Feb. 6) … Secured 10 points and four rebounds versus No. 10 Tennessee (Feb. 27) … Poured in 17 points on 5-of-8 shooting and connected on all three of her treys during LSU’s NCAA 1st Round win over Georgia Tech (March 23) … Piled up 12 points, a season’s best eight rebounds and three steals against No. 7 West Virginia (March 25) in the NCAA Second Round … Notched seven points and four rebounds at No. 4 Louisville (March 30) during NCAA Sweet 16 Round.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012-13 AT JUNIOR COLLEGE)
The top point guard in the Division II junior college ranks … Named a WBCA First-Team JUCO All-American in one season at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kan. … Guided Johnson County CC to a 30-2 overall record, a No. 1 national ranking in the NJCAA Division II poll and a second straight East Jayhawk Conference championship … Earned MVP honors of the East Jayhawk Conference after posting 14.3 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.5 steals per game … Ranked third in the conference in scoring, first in three-point accuracy (43 percent), first in free throw accuracy (.791), fourth in three-point fields made (53) and fourth in steals … Reached double figures in 19 games, including five of 20 or more points … Posted 22.5 points in the Region VI Tournament … Coached by Ben Conrad.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011-12 AT OKLAHOMA)
Played in all 34 games for the Oklahoma Sooners and averaged 3.5 points, 1.8 assists, 1.8 rebounds and 13.3 minutes per game … Tallied 43 steals, second most on the team … Garnered the season’s first Big 12 Freshman of the Week honors after she totaled 15 points and six steals against Sacramento State in the season opener (Nov. 13) … Scored 14 points and had a season-high five rebounds in her Big 12 debut against Iowa State (Jan. 4) … Nailed a season’s best 4-of-5 from three-point territory against the Cyclones … Dished out a season-best five assists against Vanderbilt (Nov. 26).

HIGH SCHOOL
Played four years for the tradition-rich St. Thomas Aquinas Saints and head coach Rick Hetzel … Rated the sixth-best point guard and 33rd best player in the nation for the Class of 2011 by ESPN Hoop Gurlz … Tabbed the Kansas City Star’s All-Metro Basketball Player of the Year as a senior …Selected 5A All-State first-team in 2010 and 2011 … Selected MVP of the Eastern Kansas League as a junior and senior … Averaged 15.8 points and 4.4 assists per game her senior year leading her team to perfect 25-0 record and a Class 5A state championship … Scored a game-high 20 points in the title game … Averaged 13.7 points, 4.3 steals, 3.1 assists and 4.5 rebounds as a junior, leading the Saints to the state title game … Scored 1,243 points in her career (fourth all-time) and was Aquinas’ career steals leader with 360 … Recorded 111 steals as a junior and 101 her senior year, Nos. 2 and 3 all-time … Owns the second best season for assists with 107 and ranks fourth in career assists with 282.

PERSONAL
Full name is DaShawn D. Harden … Nickname is “Day” … Born Dec. 2, 1992, in Kansas City, Kan. … Daughter of Derrick and Rita Morrison … One of four siblings.

HARDEN’S CAREER HIGHS
Points: 28; No. 12 Texas A&M; March 1, 2015
Rebounds: 9; Southeastern Louisiana; Dec. 14, 2014
Field Goals: 9; No. 12 Texas A&M; March 1, 2015
FG Attempts: 19; Southeastern Louisiana; Dec. 14, 2014
3-Pt Field Goals: 5; two times; last: vs. No. 3 South Carolina; May 7, 2015 – SEC Tournament Semifinals
3-Pt FG Attempts: 10; Saint Joseph’s; Nov. 10, 2014
Free Throws: 6; two times; last: at Florida; Jan. 2, 2015
FT Attempts: 7; two times; last: at Florida; Jan. 2, 2015
Assists: 4; two times; last: Southeastern Louisiana; Dec. 14, 2014
Steals: 6; Jackson State; Nov. 17, 2014
Blocks: 1; seven times; last: No. 1 South Carolina; Jan. 4, 2015
Minutes: 42; at No. 15 Mississippi State; Jan. 15, 2015 (OT)

HARDEN’S TOP 10 SCORING GAMES
Rank; Points; Opponent; Date
1; 28; No. 12 Texas A&M; March 1, 2015
2; 23; at Florida; Jan. 2, 2015
3; 20; Southeastern Louisiana; Dec. 14, 2014
3; 20; Stephen F. Austin; Nov. 8, 2013
5; 19; vs. No. 3 South Carolina; March 7, 2015 – SEC Tournament Semifinals
5; 19; Saint Joseph’s; Nov. 10, 2013
7; 18; No. 1 South Carolina; Jan. 4, 2015
7; 18; at Miami; Dec. 29, 2014
9; 17; at No. 5 Tennessee; Jan. 2, 2014
9; 17; Georgia Tech; March 23, 2014 – NCAA Tournament 1st Round

 

 

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