Congrats to Manny Harris, his first BigTen Player of the Week award. The kid is having himself a great year and carried the team yesterday. Hopefully there are many more of these in his future.
Harris was a key contributor to U-M’s first three-game win streak of the season. For the week, Harris averaged 21.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game while shooting 94.7 percent from the free-throw line and 57.1 percent from long range. The Detroit native posted his 21st and 22nd double-digit scoring performances of the season with 15 points at Iowa and a career-best 27 points against Ohio State. At Iowa, after the Wolverines scored just 16 points in the first half, Harris was an integral part of a second-half Wolverine run. He scored all 15 of his points in the second stanza, helping Michigan post an 18-point turnaround in a 60-52 win. Harris’ eight-of-eight free-throw performance down the stretch helped seal the come-from-behind victory for Michigan. He also added three assists and three steals against the Hawkeyes. Versus Ohio State, Harris closed the game with a career-best 27 points. He was seven-of-19 from the field with three long-range baskets, adding a 10-of-11 free throw performance, including seven-of-eight in the final 2:41. He also added seven rebounds, three assists and a steal in the win. This is the first career weekly accolade for Harris.