Former Burro, Dorie Harrison (’17) is named SEC Freshman of Week

After a career game against Arkansas, true Kentucky Wildcat freshman Dorie Harrison is named SEC Freshman of the Week.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. – It is no surprised that Hillsboro High School 2017 graduate and four-year starter Dorie Harrison is named SEC Freshman of the week for posting game highs two games in row.

Harrison is a true freshman at Kentucky University who scored 15 points against Alabama (1/15/18) and 16 points against Arkansas (1/29/18). The honor was announced by the league office Tuesday.

The Lady Burro averaged 14 points, 9.3 rebounds, 1.5 blocks,  and 1.0 steals per game her senior year. She was also  named to numerous honor teams notably the Metro Nashville Basketball Coaches Association Class AAA All-Metro Team and Class AAA All-District Team, she was a 2017 McDonald’s All-America and she won the 2017 Nashville City Civilian Club Moss-Oliver Award. Dr. Shuler Pelham, Executive Principal of Hillsboro High School is thrilled with Tuesday’s announcement from the SEC offices, “She is a great player and a wonderful student with a great work ethic. We at Hillsboro are very proud of her!” Harrison was also named a Saint Thomas Scholar.

As the Lady Wildcat’s team leading scorer for the first time Monday night, scoring 16 points and adding four rebounds, two steals and one block in the Wildcats’ victory over the Lady Razorbacks.

Combining the previous two games, Harrison has scored 31 points while shooting nearly 50 percent from the field.

She’s also added a total of nine rebounds, two blocks and three steals.After a rough patch for the Hoops team, Harrison’s strong efforts have helped the Cats’ record bounce back to break-even: the team’s record is now 11-11 on the season and 3-5 in the conference.

Watching her develop as a player was a privilege as the Burro’s Athletic Director and it is gratifying to see Dorie continue to improve her game. “So proud of Dorie!  She is really growing as a player. Excited to see her continue to develop,” stated Andrew Bello.

The rookie went 5-of-9 from the field against the Crimson Tide, helping Kentucky shoot 64.7 percent from the field in the game, which was the second-highest field-goal percentage in a game in program history.

One major area for improvement was her free-throw shooting, going 11-of-12 from the charity stripe after entering the week shooting just 46.8 percent from the line.

Harrison has scored in double figures in three straight games.

Harrison’s strong play has led the Wildcats to back-to-back wins for the first time since early December.

The winning streak has Kentucky back at .500 at 11-11 overall and 3-5 in the SEC. UK will return to action Thursday at 7 p.m. ET vs. Auburn inside Memorial Coliseum.

Career Statistics

Career Statistics

Season GP GS Minutes Totals 3-Point Free-Throws Rebounds PF FO AST AST/G T/O BLK STL PTS AVG
2017-18 22 8 352 16.0 53 153 .346 0 0 .000 29 49 .592 36 56 92 4.2 44 1 14 0.6 35 15 9 135 6.1
Total 22 8 352 16.0 53 153 .346 0 0 .000 29 49 .592 36 56 92 4.2 44 1 14 0.6 35 15 9 135 6.1