After leading Fresno State to two comeback wins last week, including its first-ever win at New Mexico, senior guard Marvelle Harris was named the Mountain West’s men’s basketball player of the week, the league announced Monday.
It’s the fourth-career weekly honor for Harris, and second this season.
He averaged 26 points and 7.5 assists, 3.5 steals, 3.0 rebounds, 2.5 blocks and had a 15-to-1 assist to turnover ratio in wins against New Mexico (92-82) and Air Force (64-63).
On Saturday, Harris took over the second half at New Mexico, in which he scored 21 of his 32 points as the Bulldogs erased a 13-point first-half deficit to beat the Lobos on their home court in front of a crowd 13,546. He also had a career-high 10 assists and zero turnovers in that game as Fresno State won its fourth in a row to get a one-game lock on second place in the Mountain West with two games remaining.
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Harris led the Bulldogs (20-9, 11-5) to a comeback over Air Force earlier in the week, scoring the final 12 points to erase a nine-point deficit in the final 1:53.
To me, Marvelle is the best player in this league, but I’m a little biased because I’m his coach.
Fresno State coach Rodney Terry
Harris will play his last regular-season game at Save Mart Center on Wednesday as Fresno State celebrates senior night against Colorado State (15-14, 7-9). Tipoff is at 8 p.m. Other seniors to be honored are Cezar Guerrero and Julien Lewis.