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Nevada’s Jalen Harris named to USBWA’s all-district team

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The awards keep piling up for Nevada guard Jalen Harris.

Harris was named to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association District VIII team Tuesday. The team includes players from Nevada, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, New Mexico, Colorado and Montana.

The 6-foot-5 guard was named to the All-Mountain West first team by the coaches and media last week. The coaches selected him as the Mountain West Newcomer of the Year.

Harris led the conference in scoring at 21.6 points per game this season. He was second on the team with 6.4 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game.

The Dallas, Texas native scored in double figures the last 27 games (28 total). He had 15 20-point games and six 30-point games — including a career-high 38-point performance versus Air Force which was the highest a Mountain West player scored all season. Harris became the first player in Wolf Pack history to have four-straight 30-point games.

Harris tallied a conference-best at 25.3 points per game in 18 conference games. His 456 total points in conference play is the second-most by any player in Mountain West history. In MW play, Harris finished 15th in rebounding (5.9 rpg), seventh in assists (3.8 apg), fourth in field goal percentage (.492), third in 3-point percentage (.414), second in 3-pointers made per game (2.9), 10th in steals (1.3 spg) and eighth in assists/turnover ratio (1.39).

Here were the remainder of the District VIII awards.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Sam Merrill, Utah State

COACH OF THE YEAR

Mark Pope, BYU

ALL-DISTRICT TEAM

Timmy Allen, Utah

Trevon Allen, Idaho

Yoeli Childs, BYU

Bryce Hamilton, UNLV

Jerrick Harding, Weber State

Jalen Harris, Nevada

Sam Merrill, Utah State

Sayeed Pridgett, Montana

Trevelin Queen, New Mexico State

McKinley Wright IV, Colorado