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Shannel Harris
Shannel Harris

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lawrenceville, Ga.

High School:
Collins Hill

Height:
6-0

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
03/22/1985

Experience:
3VL


Senior Year (2006-07)
South Carolina graduate earned a degree in finance and a minor in psychology ... Graduated cum laude in August of 2006 and is working on a second business administration degree in management with an emphasis on human resources ... Established a new career high with eight rebounds in the Gamecocks' win over Kentucky, then matched that figure in the Gamecocks' win at Arkansas ... Set a season high with 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting from the field at Mississippi State ... Also went for 10 points at Arkansas ... Logged a career-high 39 minutes during the Gamecocks' win at Arkansas ... Scored seven points against Winthrop, then matched that figure at Ole Miss ... Scored six points and established a new career high with three blocked shots at UNC Wilmington ... Set a new career high with five steals in the Gamecocks' season-opening win over East Tennessee State ... Injured her hand early in that contest but returned to play 30 minutes against the Lady Bucs ... Blocked a pair of shots against both Louisiana-Lafayette and Fordham.

Junior Year (2005-06)
Earned a spot on the SEC Winter Sports Academic Honor Roll ... Known primarily for her defensive prowess and usually matched up against the opposition's best perimeter player ... Had her best offensive performance in the Gamecocks' upset win over No. 14 Minnesota, scoring a career-high 13 points and grabbing a career-high six rebounds ... Scored 10 points and knocked down a couple of back-breaking jumpers in Carolina's win at Auburn ... Came back the next game to score eight points in Carolina's win over Ole Miss, draining a three-pointer from the corner that shattered the Lady Rebels' comeback hopes on a crucial possession late in the game ... Scored eight points on a series of mid-range jumpers against Xavier in the WNIT ... Also pocketed four steals against the Musketeers to match a career high ... Hauled in six rebounds in the Gamecocks' win over Bethune-Cookman ... Her five assists against Savannah State set a new career high ... Earned a starting nod against Purdue in the fourth game of the year and started every game from that point on.

Sophomore Year (2004-05)
Earned a spot on the SEC Winter Sports Academic Honor Roll ... Defensive stopper and perimeter shooter who earned her first career start against UNLV on Nov. 15 ... With Lauren Simms and Lea Fabbri unavailble, Harris got a starting nod at Ole Miss in the regular-season finale then again vs. Ole Miss at the SEC Tournament ... Set a new career high with seven points against the Lady Rebels at the conference tournament while logging a career-high 35 minutes of action ... Dished out a career-high three assists in only nine minutes of action against Seton Hall in the championship game of the Carolina Classic, then duplicated that total with three assists against Vanderbilt, the College of Charleston and Florida ... Her five rebounds grabbed at Georgia set a new career high.

Freshman Year (2003-04)
Came off the bench to see action in 17 games, averaging 0.9 points and 0.9 rebounds per game ... Her 19 minutes played against Georgia at the SEC Tournament marked a career high ... Matched a season-high with four points against the Bulldogs in that contest.

High School
Graduated from Collins Hill High in Suwanee, Ga., in May of 2003 ... High school teammate was Stacy Booker, now a teammate at USC ... Lettered all four years for the Eagles ... Earned an All-American Honorable Mention by Street and Smith's ... Ranked as the 82nd best prospect in the nation according to the All-Star Girls Report ... First-Team all-state selection in 2002 and 2003 ... Named to the All-Gwinnett First Team as a senior ... MVP of the 2003 Georgia State Basketball Tournament ... First-team all-county during her junior and senior years ... Three-time MVP of the Thanksgiving Classic ... Instrumental member of Collins High School teams that won the 2001 and 2002 Georgia State Championships ... Also helped lead the Eagles to the Regional Championship in 2001 and 2002 ... Team participated in the 2002 prestigious Nike Tournament of Champions ... As a senior, started all 27 games with an average of 13 points and seven boards per game ... Pulled down a total of 158 rebounds during her senior campaign ... Averaged 12 points and six rebounds during her junior year ... Graduated with honors and a 3.7 GPA.

Personal
Born March 22, 1985 ... Full name is Shannel Renae Harris ... Family include parents are Reuben and Earnestine Harris; and sister Angelleka ... Named her father, Reuben, as the person that she admires the most as he always is there for her and keeps her sane ... If she could be on any magazine cover, it would be either "Sports Illustrated", "Ebony" or "Essence" ... Says that most people don't know that she loves to read ... Declared her best non-athletic skills to be her shopping and writing abilities ... Favorite foods are shrimp pasta and banana pudding ... Pink is her favorite color ... Enjoys sleeping when she has a break from basketball and class ... Would enjoying making a guest apperance on "The Simpsons" ... Would really like to meet Michael Jordan ... Favorite movie ever is Prince's "Purple Rain" ... Favorite inspirational saying comes from Genesis 18:14; "Nothing is too difficult for the Lord" ... Wishes she could have been around to witness the Civil Rights Movement ... Plans to start her own business after graduation ... Dream job would involve working with Bill Gates ... Majoring in business at South Carolina.


Harris' Career Stats
Points Per Game..... 2.3
Rebounds Per Game..... 2.0
Assists Per Game..... 0.8
Steals Per Game..... 0.8
Field Goal Pct...... .358
Three-Point Pct...... .256
Free Throw Pct...... .600