Feb 18, 2020
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Fresno State senior guard Marvelle Harris (23) lived up to the preseason hype. (Khone Saysamongdy/The Collegian)

Men’s Basketball: Harris named MW Player of the Year

Fresno State senior guard Marvelle Harris (23) lived up to the preseason hype. (Khone Saysamongdy/The Collegian)

Fresno State senior guard Marvelle Harris (23) lived up to the preseason hype. (Khone Saysamongdy/The Collegian)

Fresno State’s Marvelle Harris was named the 2015-16 Mountain West Player of the Year as announced by the conference Tuesday morning.

Harris, who helped lead the Bulldogs to a 22-9 overall record and a second-place finish in the conference, becomes the third Bulldog to earn conference player of the year honors, joining former players Melvin Ely and Courtney Alexander.

“He went to the tape on it as the Preseason Player of the Year and as the Postseason Player of the Year,” Fresno State head coach Rodney Terry said. “Throughout the course of the season, he clearly showed the leadership and poise in leading our team to a second-place finish. He was a great teammate and an unselfish player who was all about winning. He and this team has truly put this program back on a solid foundation.”

This season, Harris averaged 22.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.6 steals per game on his way to becoming Fresno State’s all-time scoring leader.

The second-seeded ‘Dogs will play either UNLV or Air Force in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference Tournament in Las Vegas on Thursday at 6 p.m.

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