Lindsey Marcie Harding was born on June 12, 1984 in Mobile, Alabama, but grew up in Houston, Texas.
Lindsey was a four-year starter at CY-Fair High School in Cypress, Texas, and earned first team All-District honors each year. She was also ranked 14th nationally by the All-Star Girls Report in the 2002 senior class. Lindsey attended Duke University. She played basketball under coach Gail Goestenkors.
As a freshman in 2002-2003, Lindsey was named to the All-ACC Freshman Team. She averaged 6.2 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.8 steals and had an ACC-best 2.1 assist/turnover ratio.
As a sophomore in 2003-2004, Lindsey averaged 6.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 2.0 steals and had an ACC-best 2.2 assist/turnover ratio.
She returned as a junior for 2005-2006 and was an Honorable Mention Kodak and Associated Press All-America, ACC Defensive Player of the Year. She averaged 10.7 points, 4.5 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 2.1 steals as a junior.
Lindsey finished her college career with 1,298 points, 25 blocks, 579 assists, 296 steals and 565 rebounds in 128 games (setting a school record). She was only the sixth player in ACC history to register 1,000 points, 500 assists, 500 rebounds and 250 steals.
Lindsey was selected first overall in the 2007 WNBA Draft by the Phoenix Mercury and was traded to the Minnesota Lynx for forward Tangela Smith later that day. She was leading all rookies with 11.7 points and 3.9 assists per game when she tore her ACL, ending her season on July 10, 2007.
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