MSU guard Gary Harris was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week for the second time this season this morning.
Harris averaged 16.5 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.0 assists while helping the Spartans earn wins over Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Loyola of Chicago last week. He shot 60 percent from the floor and 55 percent from 3-point range in the wins.
Harris had a season-high 20 points and made five 3s in Saturday’s win over Loyola of Chicago. He was 7 of 11 from the field, which included making 5 of 7 3-pointers. He scored a team-high 13 points against Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
Harris is averaging 13.0 points (second on team) and shooting 53.3 percent from the field this season for the Spartans (8-2), who will face Tuskegee at 9 p.m. Saturday at Jenison Field House in their only game this week.
A few football players earned honors as well by various media outlets. Offensive lineman Jack Allen was named a Second Team Freshman All-American by the College Football News. ESPN.com came out with its All-Big Ten team and running back Le’Veon Bell, corner Darqueze Dennard and punter Mike Sadler were honored.