Freshman Year (2009-10):
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Named C-USA Freshman and Sixth Player of the Year, becoming the first player in league history to earn both honors in the same season ... also named second team All-C-USA and to the C-USA All-Freshman Team ... received C-USA All-Tournament honors ... earned C-USA Freshman of the Week five times during the season ... set a school record for freshmen with 103 assists ... averaged 15.8 ppg, 3.1 rpg and 3.2 apg ... scored 25 points in her collegiate debut ... also grabbed nine rebounds and went 7-of-8 from the stripe ... nearly notched a triple-double against MVSU with 16 points, nine rebounds and nine assists ... scored 20 points, including a 4-of-5 performance from behind the arc, against UCF earning her a third C-USA Freshman of the Week honor ... became the first player in C-USA history to earn three straight weekly awards after receiving Freshman of the Week honors on Jan. 25 for her then-career-high 26-point performance against Houston ... knocked down four 3-pointers for the third straight game and scored 24 points against East Carolina ... became the first freshman in C-USA history to score 40 points in a game against Marshall ... knocked down a career-best five 3-pointers in the contest ... finished the season with 24 double-digit games.
High School: Emerged as the top player in the state as a senior, earning the title of Alabama's Miss Basketball by the Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) after leading Bob Jones High School, coached by Tim Miller, to the 6A state championship in 2009 ... named the Most Valuable Player of the state tournament, scoring 21 points and dishing out five assists in the championship game ... was also named the 6A Player of the Year, first-team all-state and earned a spot on the ASWA Super 5 All-State team after averaging 16 points, eight assists and four rebounds per game as a senior ... guided her team to a state championship as a junior in 2008, where she was named second-team all-state by the ASWA ... in addition, she has been listed on the Area 16 All-Tournament team, Northwest All-Regional team, and the State All-Tournament team ... was the Northwest Regional MVP two straight years (2008-09) ... played in the Alabama North-South All-Star game as a junior and the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic as a senior ... played for head coach Doug Bush and AAU team Southern Starz, helping them to six consecutive state titles.
Personal: Full name is Jala Lynn Harris ... born July 8, 1991 in St. Louis, Mo. ... daughter of Willie and Carylon Harris ... majoring in general studies.