Jennifer Harris signs with Isla Tenerife and returns to Spain
Isla Tenerife has announced the signing of Jennifer Harris, american 1,78m and 27 years old guard who apart from being selected with the 20th pick in the 2006 WNBA Draft and shining in different european first division, has already played in the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons with Pabellon Ourense in Spanish Liga Femenina 2, averaging 16,7 points 5,3 rebounds 4,1 steals 4,1 recieved fouls and 15,6 in efficiency in the first one and 16,3 points 5,7 rebounds 2,9 assists 2,6 steals 4,5 recieved fouls and 17,1 in efficiency in the second one.
The team coached by Antonio Pernas gets one of the best players in the competition, who will give him versatility because Jennifer Harris can play four positions.
Isla Tenerife is making an interesting roster in which apart from Jennifer there are other interesting players like Eva Serra and Yaiza Garcia.
Jennifer Harris is an American outside player who after a good career in NCAA was the 20th pick in 2006 WNBA Draft by Chicago Sky. Jennifer played her first two seasons in NCAA for Penn State, one of the best colleges in the country, playing alongside other stars like Tanisha Wright (No. 12 in WNBA Draft 2005) or Kelly Mazzante (No 18, 2004 WNBA Draft).
After a first year with limited playing time, Jennifer increased her participation in her sophomore season, averaging 10.4 points per game in a team that finished the season unbeaten at home. Jennifer played her junior and senior years for Washburn University, where after averaging 14.4 points and 4.7 rebounds in 26 minutes in the 2004-2005 season and winning 35 of the 37 games,exploded as a senior with 24,2 points 5.8 rebounds 5.1 assists and 3 steals being named the best player of the competition.
Other players who have starred in the WNBA or in Europe were chosen behind her in the 2006 WNBA Draft, for example Dalila Eshe (# 25), Kasha Terry (# 26), Kerri Gardin (# 34) or Zane Teilane (# 35).
The legendary Dave Cowens talked about the reasons that took them to draft Jennifer, like that she could play several positions or that she was a good shooter and slasher.
During the 2006-2007 season, Jennifer Harris signed for Migrosspor and played in the turkish first division. In her first European experience, Jennifer averaged 10.1 points and 4.9 rebounds per game.
During the next season, Jennifer returns to Migrosspor and becomes one of the leading scorers in the competition with 16.1 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.
Swedish league was her final destination that season, playing with Solna Vikings the playoffs and becoming Swedish Champion, averaging 15 points per game despite playing point guard, not her best position.
Jennifer Harris started the 2008-2009 season in Ragusa, Croatian team which also played FIBA Europe Cup. In FIBA Cup, Jennifer averaged 13.4 points and 3.8 rebounds playing against Leon, Spanish first division team and Athinaikos, Greek first division team.
Jennifer Harris signs with Pabellon Ourense in Spanish LF2 to finish the 2008-09 season and she averages 16,7 points 5,3 rebounds 3,1 steals and 15,6 efficiency to help Ourense stay in 2nd division. Jennifer stays in Pabellon Ourense for the 2009-10 season and the team has a safe season, being helped by 16,3 points 5,7 rebounds 2,9 assists and 4,5 recieved fouls per game with 17,1 efficiency average by Jennifer.
Jennifer Harris is a player with excellent physical skills and also a talented technical player, things that help her to score easily and also to rebound and get steals at a high level. addition to a good physical skills, weapons with getting scoring easily in the rebound and steal many balls.
2002-2003 Penn State (NCAA Div I)
2003-2004 Penn State (NCAA Div I): 10.4 ppg 2.5 rpg 1.4 apg 1.3 SPG
2004-2005 Washburn (NCAA Div II): 14.4 ppg 4.7 rpg 3.8 apg 1.9 SPG
2005-2006 Washburn (NCAA Div II): 24.2 ppg 5.8 rpg 5.1 apg 2.9 SPG
2005 NCAA Div II Champion 2006 Player of the Year NCAA Div II 2006 20th pick WNBA Draft by Chicago Sky 2008 Regular season champion, Swedish League 2008 Swedish League Champion
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