SFA’s Harris Shines Internationally to Claim Southland Weekly Honors
FRISCO, Texas – Stephen F. Austin guard/forward Kevon Harris is the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank. Harris’ efforts in Europe earned him a spot on the Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic Goliath Bracket All-Tournament Team. Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Kevon Harris, Stephen F. Austin – Jr. – Guard/Forward – Ellenwood, Ga.The junior knocked down 7-of-13 shots from the floor, tallying 15 points while pulling down 10 rebounds to fuel SFA’s 66-51 over the Panthers Saturday in Belfast. The double-double was the Lumberjacks’ first of the season and Harris’ scoring and rebound totals were each game highs. Harris recorded a double-double to help the Lumberjacks to a 66-51 win over Milwaukee in their final game of the Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic in Northern Ireland. A day earlier in Belfast, the Georgia native poured in a team-high18 points in SFA’s 76-58 setback to then-undefeated San Francisco. Saturday’s win marked the 1,500th win in program history for the ‘Jacks and first victory on international soil. SFA, now 5-2 on the season, returns to game action Friday when they host Louisiana Tech. The game will be broadcast nationwide on ESPN+ and via the ESPN app. Honorable Mention: Cameron Delaney, Sam Houston State; Nick Garth, Lamar; DeAndre Jones, Central Arkansas Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.