Tuesday , January 16, 2018 - 5:50 PM
Weber State sophomore Jerrick Harding picked up recognition Monday for his stellar play midway through the 2017-18 season.
CollegeInsider.com named Harding as one of 40 players on the watch list for the Lou Henson Mid-Major National Player of the Year Award, awarded annually to the nation’s top Division I mid-major player.
Harding is one of three players from the Big Sky Conference on the list, joining Idaho’s Victor Sanders and Montana State’s Tyler Hall.
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The 6-foot-1 guard is averaging 21.5 points per game, leading the Big Sky and ranking 21st nationally. He’s hit 30 or more points three times this season and scores at a clip of 23.6 points per contest in Big Sky play.
He also shoots 56.2 percent from the field, making him the best shooter in the country among players under 6-foot-3.
The honor has been awarded every year since 2010. Previous winners include NBA players Matthew Dellavedova (St. Mary’s, Milwaukee Bucks) and Kyle O’Quinn (Norfolk State, New York Knicks).
The winner will be announced March 31 at an event in San Antonio, site of the men’s NCAA Basketball Championship. It’s named for Lou Henson, who coached for 41 years and is the winningest coach at both Illinois and New Mexico State.
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