Jalen
Harris
Position: SG
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 195 lbs
School/Club: Nevada
Status: Junior
Birthday: 08/14/1998

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About Jalen Harris

Career Highlights

  • 2019-20 All-Mountain West First Team selection.
  • 2019-20 Mountain West Newcomer of the Year by the coaches.
  • Named to the 2019-20 NABC and USBWA All-District teams.
  • 2016-17 Conference USA All-Freshman Team pick while playing for Louisiana Tech.
     

Junior (2019-20)

  • Led the Mountain West and ranked 14th in the country in scoring (21.6 ppg).
  • Finished ninth in the league in rebounding (6.4 rpg) and sixth in assists (3.9 apg).
  • Made a MWC-record 163 field goals in conference games.
  • Became the first player in Nevada history to score 30 or more points in four consecutive games.
  • Posted six 30-point games, tied for sixth in the nation.
  • Scored a career-high 38 points vs. Air Force (Feb. 4).
  • Finished with 29 points, a career-high 14 rebounds and five assists at UNLV (Feb. 12).
     

Strengths

  • Solid athlete with very good shot-creation skills.
  • Likes to create offense off the dribble.
  • Has good size and strength to finish.
  • Solid ball handler and passer from the wing.
     

Personal

  • Sat out the 2018-19 season after transferring from Louisiana Tech.
  • Nearly changed schools again after Nevada coach Eric Musselman left for Arkansas, but re-committed after meeting new coach Steve Alford and his staff.
  • Mother, Karlin, and father, Erion, both played college basketball at SMU; Karlin is in SMU’s Hall of Fame.

Quotable

“He can score at all three levels. He can close on you and get to the rim, he can shoot the three and he has a good mid-range shot. You can’t take one thing away from him because he can just go to another facet of his game and score so well.”

-Nevada teammate Nisre Zouzoua