High School: Whitney (Rocklin, CA)
Recruiting Status: Three finalists (see below)
Notes: her father played basketball at Gonzaga
Recruiting Summary for Harper Peterson
offers in 2021:
- April: Arizona (first offer), Cal
- May: Colorado, Ohio State
- July: Columbia, Illinois, Utah
- September: Washington, Yale
- October: Michigan
offers in 2022:
- April: Harvard, San Francisco, San José State
- May: UCLA, Florida State, Tulsa
- June: San Diego State
- July: Mississippi State, Pacific
- August: South Florida
- October: TCU
- November: Duke
June 2023 offer: Stanford
Athlete of the Week: Harper Peterson leads Whitney girls’ basketball to first section championship (Gold Country Media, 2/27/2023)
Peterson has played for Whitney High on the varsity team since her freshman year and is averaging 13.3 points per game this season. She has received offers from a number of Division I college schools, such as Ohio State University, Duke University, University of California at Berkeley and others.
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If you had a piece of advice for other local athletes, what would you tell them?
Peterson: “Some advice I would give to other local athletes is to stay the course. It’s not always going to be easy trying to achieve your dreams and goals but if you don’t struggle, it’s not going to help you grow as a person or an athlete. Also, another thing I would say is it’s just as important to take care of your work in the classroom as it is on the field or court. Another big piece of advice someone told me when I was younger and I feel like it’s good to share is ‘show me your friends and the people you surround yourself with and it will show me your future.’ It’s really important to surround yourself with people who are always going to be along your side helping you get through everything. It truly takes a village!”