Move over Brittney Griner. You're no longer the most prolific shot blocker in a single game in girls high school basketball history.
The WNBA star falls to second in the NFHS Record Book
now that it is verified that sophomore Kamera Harris
of Dutchtown (Hampton, Ga.)
has been credited with 28 blocks in Friday's 53-48 win over Veterans in the state tournament.According to the Henry Daily Herald
, Harris' coach April Tate sat down to watch the game video the next day to confirm the number of blocks. It surpasses the 25 that Griner posted for Nimitz (Houston) in a Nov. 11, 2008 game against Alief Hastings (Houston).
Veterans wasn't shy about testing Harris, who is listed at 6-foot-1 on her MaxPreps career page, and the strategy somewhat worked, as she fouled out in the fourth quarter. But not before putting herself at No. 1 in the record book and surpassing a player she idolizes.
“It’s not like you count your blocks or anything like that while you’re playing in the game because you're just trying to win," she told the newspaper. "So I had no idea until they told me.”See more photos of Brittney Griner's high school career
Stats on her career profile show that Harris averages 7.5 blocks per contest, which ranks her seventh in the nation according to the MaxPreps Stat Leaderboards
. She's part of a squad that is 17-8 and ranked No. 107 overall in Georgia according to our MaxPreps Computer Rankings
"The best thing about it is she's just a sophomore, which means the sky really is the limit for her. If she continues to put in the work, effort and dedication, there's no telling how high she'll reach," Tate told the newspaper. "Kamera is a tremendous shot blocker, and we're proud of the achievement."