Russell Harben
6-2, 194
B/R, T/R
Alpharetta, Ga.

Now playing at the University of South Alabama.

Infielder who completed with Michael Fisher for the starting job at shortstop to begin 2006....Excellent all-around athlete....Had a solid fall practice....Has good range and a strong throwing arm at shortstop....A very good defensive player who continues to improve at the plate.

2008: Hit .194 (7-for-36) with five doubles and six RBI in 24 games (eight starts).

2007: Appeared in 29 games for South Alabama, making 11 starts....hit .224 (11-for-49) with two home runs and eight runs batted in.

2006: Went 3-for-10 while playing in seven games as a freshman....left program and transferred to University of South Alabama.

High School: A four-year letter-winner for coach Greg Robinson at Milton High School....Rated as the No. 41 high school prospect in Georgia by Perfect Game USA....hit .350 with five home runs and 14 stolen bases while taking over shortstop position for senior season at Milton in 2005....belted three home runs in the state championship series to help lead Milton High School to the state title in 2004....hit .323 with six home runs, 31 RBI and 11 stolen bases overall while playing second base as a junior in 2004....posted .311 average as a sophomore....played for East Cobb Cardinals during summer of 2005....also lettered two years in football.

Personal: Russell Alan Harben, Jr....Born Jan. 6, 1987....Son of Russell Harben and Laura Hamilton....Majoring in Management.

 Georgia Tech Statistics
 Year     AVG  GP-GS    AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  BB  SO  SB-A   
 2006    .300   7-3     10   1   3   0   0   0   2    2   2   0-0