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Nevada’s Jalen Harris named to NABC District 17 first team

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: JAN 18 Nevada at San Diego State Photo by Justin Fine/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Nevada guard Jalen Harris was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches District 17 first team Monday. Harris was named to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association District VIII team earlier this month.

The 6-foot-5 guard was named to the All-Mountain West first team by the coaches and media. The coaches also 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 shot 44.6 percent from the field and 36.2 percent from 3-point range. Harris was second on the team with 6.4 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.1 steals per game.

The Dallas, Texas native scored in double figures the last 27 games (28 total). Harris led the Pack in scoring in 21 games and posted a game high in points in 15 games. He had game highs in assists in 11 games and had game highs in rebounds in six contests.

The junior guard totaled 15 20-point games and six 30-point games. He scored a career-high 38 points on 12-of-21 shooting and 6-of-8 from beyond the arc versus Air Force on Feb. 4. It was the most points a Mountain West player scored all season. He became the first player in Wolf Pack history to tally four straight 30-point games.

Harris led the Mountain West with 25.3 points per game in 18 conference games — the 3rd best mark in conference history. His 456 total points in conference play is the second-most by any player in Mountain West history. In Mountain West 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 are the complete District 17 teams.

First Team

Jalen Harris, Nevada

Malachi Flynn, San Diego State

Sam Merrill, Utah State

Yanni Wetzel, San Diego State

Nico Carvacho, Colorado State

Second Team

Justinian Jessup, Boise State

Bryce Hamilton, UNLV

Derrick Alston Jr., Boise State

Matt Mitchell, San Diego State

Neemias Queta, Utah State