Jasmyne Harris Named American Player of the Week
Sophomore garners first POTW honor for Houston since moving to The American
HOUSTON – Sophomore guard Jasmyne Harris has been named The American Athletic Conference Player of the Week after helping lead the Cougars to a 3-0 week with wins over Texas State, UT Arlington and Texas Tech, the league office announced Monday.
Harris opened the week at Texas Tech, with a 32-point, 11-rebound double-double, marking Houston’s first 30-point scoring night since Porsche Landry scored 30 on Jan. 6, 2013. The 32-points was the most for a Cougar since Dec. 5, 2009, when Brittney Scott also scored 32 against North Texas. Harris shot 75 percent (12-of-16) from the field in the contest and added seven free throws, while also tallying a career-best four blocks.
Two nights later, Harris played a key role in Houston’s thrilling second-half comeback at UT Arlington, on Dec. 1. Harris again scored in double-figures, scoring a game-high 16 points while pulling down five rebounds, assisting on four baskets and coming away with three steals in the 62-58 win.
Harris had a more balanced night against Texas Tech, in helping the Cougars wrap their perfect 3-0 week. The Freeport, Texas, native just missed double-figures with nine points, while also tying for the team lead with seven rebounds and assisting on a career-best seven baskets.
On the week, Harris averaged 19.0 points per game, while pulling down 7.7 rebounds per contest. The sophomore shot 39.2 percent from the field, blocked 1.3 shots per game and registered 2.7 steals per contest.
The American Athletic Conference Player of the Week award is the first for Houston since moving to the league prior to the 2013-14 season.