Harper signs with Western Colorado University

RUPERT, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) Taycee Harper signed with Western Colorado University in front of friends, family and the basketball program.

Western, a Division II school, competes in the Rocky Mountain Conference.

Harper spent much of her senior year injured, but came alive in the state tournament. She teared up when speaking about her teammates who rallied around her.

What's interesting to note, when reflecting back on the highlights of her career, she said getting injured was one of them.

Harper said, "definitely getting hurt was definitely a highlight because I was able to learn a lot from it." "The support that I got from my teammates was crazy, even from past teammates that have already graduated. That was a big highlight and something I'll definitely I'll never forget."

Minico girls basketball coach Anna Bateman added, "when an injury happens as a senior, you could go two ways, you can be like 'hey thanks it was a great ride' and be gone or she chose the option of the harder route of being at every practice when she didn't have to be. Being the biggest cheerleader and fan of our program, it was just amazing of the intensity she showed for not only this program and the school."

Harper marks the second Spartan this year to sign an NLI, as Taylia Stimpson inked with CSI last month.

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