Harper joins BC women's basketball team

By Steve Sell
July 01, 2015
Bethany College Sports Information

LINDSBORG — It’s getting late in the recruiting process, but that hasn’t stopped Bethany College women’s basketball coach Brett Morehouse.

Morehouse on Tuesday announced the addition of Megan Harper to the Swedes’ squad for the upcoming season.

Harper, a 5-6 guard-forward, joins Bethany from Stone Mountain, Ga., where she played basketball, and competed in track and field for three years at Chamblee High School. On the track and field team, Harper threw both the shot put and discus.

While on the basketball team, Harper averaged 5 points and 3 rebounds. She was voted the Defensive Player of the Year her senior year and was invited to the DeKalb County All-Star Game.

“We have been in contact with Megan for quite some time and we were glad that her campus visit helped to secure her decision to continue her academic and athletic pursuits here in Lindsborg," Morehouse said. "Megan played in a league with a lot of NCAA Division I and Division II athletes and she established herself as one of the top defensive stoppers with her ability to guard multiple positions. She has good size and strength for a perimeter player and she is versatile enough to play two or three different positions in our system. On the offensive end, Megan is a long-range shooter with good form and a quick release. She is extremely coachable and that will serve her well as we look to expand her offensive skills by improving her ball handling and dribble penetration abilities.”

She is the daughter of Paul E. Harper III and Sonya Harper. She has not declared a major.