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Nevada’s Jalen Harris named the Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week

NCAA Basketball: Nevada at Boise State Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has selected Nevada guard Jalen Harris as the Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week Award for his performances from Feb. 4-8.

Last week, the 6-foot-5 guard averaged 35 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in two games. Harris shot 56.8 percent from the field with an astounding 61.1 3-point percentage.

Last Tuesday, Harris tallied a career-high 38 points on 12-of-21 shooting, including 6-of-8 from beyond the arc against Air Force. Harris added six rebounds and four assists.

Harris has totaled 30-point performances in the last four games. He has six 30-point games in his collegiate career (all coming this season).

Jalen Harris earned the Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week Award after two back-to-back 30-point games
Nevada Athletics Department

The Louisiana Tech transfer is in his first season of eligibility with the Wolf Pack. The junior guard is averaging a conference-best 21.2 points, along with 6 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game. Harris is tallying a conference-best 25.7 points in 13 conference games. He has reached double-figure scoring in the last 21 games.

Nevada takes on intrastate rival UNLV Wednesday at the Thomas & Mack Center. Tip off will be at 7 p.m.