Honors & Awards
The 6-5 sophomore from Paw Paw, Mich., was Nebraska's top post player off the bench as a true freshman. She played in all 33 games for the Huskers and played a key role in Nebraska's run to the Big Ten Tournament title.
With a year of collegiate experience under her belt, Havers could help fill the void left by the graduation of first-team All-American Jordan Hooper.
A three-sport (basketball, volleyball, softball) high school star in Michigan, Havers' ability to focus on just one sport while gaining basketball-specific strength, could pay major dividends for a Nebraska lineup that returns four starters.
"We like versatile and athletic players in our program and Allie Havers fits that mold perfectly," Nebraska Coach Connie Yori said. "She can do multiple things for our basketball team with her ability to run the floor, score in the paint or face up away from the basket. She will be one of the more athletic players on our roster. Her upside is tremendous, and with our strength and conditioning program and the opportunity to focus on just one sport, we think she will thrive at Nebraska. Her future is very bright here."
She produced the best game of her career in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament against No. 19 Michigan State on March 8. With All-American Jordan Hooper strapped with early foul trouble and the third-seeded Huskers clinging to a 16-13 lead over the Big Ten regular-season co-champion Spartans, Havers helped ignite a decisive first-half run to send the Big Red to the championship game.
Havers dished out three assists in her first three minutes on the court, helping the Huskers take a 39-19 lead with nearly seven minutes left in the half. She then scored six straight points to help the Huskers take a 50-27 lead to halftime. She finished with a career-high 17 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the field and a 5-for-5 effort at the free throw line. She also dished out a career-best three assists while blocking a career-high three shots in 19 minutes of action. She also grabbed one steal.
For the tournament, Havers shot 80 percent (8-10) from the field and a perfect 100 percent (5-5) at the free throw line, while averaging 6.7 points in just 9.0 minutes per game. She played a key role in Nebraska capturing its first-ever conference tournament title.
Havers added another solid effort midway through the Big Ten season with eight points and a career-high 10 rebounds off the bench at Northwestern Jan. 26. She added two points, eight rebounds, an assist and a steal in a win over Michigan Jan. 29.
Havers opened the season with 14 points and three rebounds in 15 minutes off the bench in Nebraska's 77-49 win over UCLA on Nov. 8. Havers hit 4-of-6 shots from the field and 6-of-7 free throws in her debut, while pulling down three offensive rebounds. She managed two rebounds in NU's win over Alabama on Nov. 11, before producing seven points, seven rebounds and her first career assist in Nebraska's road win at Utah on Nov. 15.
Havers had a six-point, six-rebound effort in a career-high 24 minutes in NU's win over UMass-Lowell on Nov. 27. She added an assist for the fourth straight game, while notching her first career steal and her second career block against the River Hawks.
She produced her fourth game with six or more points by going 3-for-3 from the field in a win over Utah State on Dec. 8. She added two rebounds, a block and a steal in the win over the Aggies. Havers added five points, a rebound and a block in 11 strong minutes against Creighton on Dec. 14.
Havers shot 43.3 percent from the field and 71.1 percent from the free throw line, while helping Mattawan to a 15-10 overall record while advancing to the regional finals.
Havers earned first-team Class A all-state honors on the basketball court for the second straight season, and closed her career with 1,561 points, 1,015 rebounds, a school-record 348 blocks and 178 steals in 94 career games.
As a junior, Havers averaged 17.9 points, 11.8 rebounds, 5.3 blocks, 1.6 steals and 1.3 assists for the 16-7 Wildcats. She shot 50 percent from the field, including 31 percent from three-point range, while knocking down 77 percent of her free throws.
Havers was ranked as the No. 76 player overall in the nation by Blue Star and earned first-team Michigan Class A honors from the Associated Press in 2012 and 2013. She was also the Kalamazoo Area Player of the Year in both 2012 and 2013 and earned her fourth straight first-team All-South Michigan Athletic Conference honor in 2013. Havers competed for the Michigan Crossover club team coached by Emez Oliver.
The versatile and talented Havers was a tremendous all-around athlete. She was a first-team Class A Michigan all-stater in volleyball as a senior in 2012 and was a first-team all-stater as a shortstop/pitcher on the softball field as a junior in 2012 and as a senior in 2013, when she led Mattawan to the state softball title in the circle.
Havers was a four-year letterwinner as a middle blocker/hitter on the Mattawan volleyball team. She was an honorable-mention Under Armour All-American as a volleyball player and was nominated for Miss Volleyball in the state of Michigan. She earned first-team Class A all-state honors as a senior, after claiming second-team accolades as both a sophomore and junior.
"I really like the facilities, but what I really got attached to was the people," Havers said. "All of the girls are hilarious and really nice. I also loved the coaches. They were great. So it was really the people for me."
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