SFA’s Harris Earns His Second Southland Weekly Award of 2017-18

first_imgHonorable Mention: Mathieu Kamba, Central Arkansas; Jalone Friday, Abilene Christian; Colton Weisbrod, Lamar This is Harris’ first weekly award since taking the season’s first honor on Nov. 13. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots. Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Kevon Harris, Stephen F. Austin – So. – Guard/Forward – Ellenwood, Ga. Harris played an integral part in the Lumberjacks’ two wins this week over Conference USA foes, including an 85-83 victory at Louisiana Tech on Wednesday. The sophomore from Ellenwood, Ga., averaged 28 points and went 21-for-30 from the field for the week.center_img The win over the Bulldogs was SFA’s first victory over a top-20 RPI team since defeating West Virginia in the 2016 NCAA Tournament. The Lumberjacks hit the road this Saturday for a game at LSU on SEC Network Plus at noon. Harris, a sophomore, finished 10-of-11 from the field, three-for-three from behind the arc and netted the game-winning score with less than five seconds in Wednesday’s victory over Louisiana Tech in Ruston, La. He led Stephen F. Austin in becoming the fifth visiting team in the last five-plus seasons to score a road win against the Bulldogs. Harris then turned around and put up a career high 31 points at home Saturday against Rice. In 31 minutes off the bench, Harris drilled eight three-pointers – the third-most in a single game in program history and the most by an SFA player in 24 years. For the week, Harris shot .700 from the floor, .786 from downtown and .750 from the line, pushing him to third in the league in scoring at 17.5 points per game. FRISCO, Texas – For the second time this season, Stephen F. Austin’s Kevon Harris is the Southland Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com.last_img read more