Kansas State women’s basketball and head coach Jeff Mittie landed its final recruit to complete the 2019-20 roster Tuesday afternoon. Graduate transfer Angela Harris will use her one remaining season of eligibility to join the Wildcats along with a freshman class that includes Emma Chapman, Emilee Ebert and Jada Thorpe.
“I like Angela’s ability to impact the game both offensively and defensively,” Mittie said in a release. “She can play both guard spots with her ability to distribute and score. She and her family are great fits for our program.”
Harris is a 5-foot-6-inch guard out of Cypress, Texas. She transferred to Kansas State after playing three seasons with Houston, where she was a two-time All-American Athletic Conference (AAC) Third Team selection (2016-17, 2017-18). She was also an AAC All-Freshman in 2016.
Harris had 1,083 points, 281 assists, 280 rebounds and 216 steals in 93 games playing for Houston. Her points total put her in 24th in Houston’s women’s basketball history. She is also 13th in assists and sixth in steals. She was only the fourth Houston player to have over 1,000 points with 200 or more rebounds, assists and steals.
The 2017-‘18 season was a productive one for Harris. She boosted her points per game by 4.9 points to 14.9 points and averaged 3.6 assists and 2.9 steals. Harris was 12th in the AAC in scoring and 11th in assists her sophomore season.
The Wildcats secured a solid perimeter shooter in Harris. She shot 85-of-240 (.354) from beyond the arc. The 85 makes from deep were enough for 3rd in the AAC and 45th in the nation. She was also effective on defense, grabbing 93 steals, which was 15th in the nation.
Harris had a historical freshman season at Houston after averaging 10 points, 2.5 assists, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.7 steals. She finished the season in the top 10 in 12 different categories for freshman, including points (309), scoring average and both field goals attempted and made (109-of-290). She also placed top 10 in three pointers made, attempted and percentage (52-of-177; .294), assists and assists per game (79; 2.5), free throw percentage (.765), steals (54) games played, minutes played per game and total minutes.