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#24 DaShawn Harden
Position: Guard
Height: 5'9"
Class: Senior
Experience: 1 Letter
City/State: Olathe, Kan.
High School: St. Thomas Aquinas HS
Other College: Johnson County (Kan.) CC
Major: Criminal Justice
Born: 12/02/1992
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2013-14 Game-by-Game Log 2013-14 Game-by-Game Log
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/25/2014

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

CAREER
Harden played in 33 games with 10 starts during her first season with the Lady Tigers in 2013-14 … Officially signed with LSU in April 2013 after she spent a season as a WBCA Junior College All-America First-Team selection at Johnson Community College located in Overland Park, Kansas … Out of high school, Harden signed and played her freshman season with Oklahoma in 2011-12.

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: 20; Stephen F. Austin; Nov. 8, 2013
Rebounds: 8; No. 7 West Virginia; March 25, 2014 (NCAA Tournament 2nd Round)
Field Goals: 8; Stephen F. Austin; Nov. 8, 2013
FG Attempts: 15; Saint Joseph’s; Nov. 10, 2014
3-Pt Field Goals: 4; two times; last: at No. 5 Tennessee; Jan. 2, 2014
3-Pt FG Attempts: 10; Saint Joseph’s; Nov. 10, 2014
Free Throws: 6; Saint Joseph’s; Nov. 10, 2014
FT Attempts: 7; Saint Joseph’s; Nov. 10, 2014
Assists: 4; at Missouri; Jan. 16, 2014
Steals: 5; Saint Joseph’s; Nov. 10, 2014
Blocks: 1; four times; last: No. 7 West Virginia; March 25, 2014 (NCAA Tournament 2nd Round)
Minutes: 36; Saint Joseph’s; Nov. 10, 2014

HARDEN’S TOP SCORING GAMES
RANK POINTS OPPONENT (DATE)
1, 20, Stephen F. Austin (Nov. 8, 2013)
2, 19, Saint Joseph’s (Nov. 10, 2013)
3, 17, at No. 5 Tennessee (Jan. 2, 2014)
3, 17, Georgia Tech (March 23, 2014 – NCAA Tournament 1st Round)
5, 12, No. 7 West Virginia (March 25, 2014 – NCAA Tournament 2nd Round)
6, 11, at Tulane (Jan. 5, 2014)
7, 10, Missouri (Feb. 6, 2014)
8, 9, Florida (Jan. 12, 2014)
8, 9, at No. 13 Kentucky (Feb. 2, 2014)
10, 8, Missouri (Feb. 6, 2014)
10, 8, Arkansas (Feb. 23, 2014)
10, 8, at Alabama (March 2, 2014)

 

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