Thursday, January 22, 2015

Campbellsville's Damontre Harris Named NAIA, NCCAA and MSC Player of the Week Following Triple-Double

Campbellsville University senior Damontre Harris was named NAIA and NCCAA national player of the week on Tuesday.

Harris, a 6-foot-10 power forward, was also named Mid-South Conference Player of the Week.

For the week, Harris averaged 12.5 points, 17.5 rebounds, 8.0 blocks, 4.0 steals and 2.0 assists.

He put in a triple-double of 11 points, 19 rebounds and 11 blocks in an 83-72 win over Life University.

Here is more from CU:

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Campbellsville University senior center Damontre Harris has been named the NAIA National Division I Men's Basketball Player of the Week and National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Division I Men's Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week, the national offices announced Tuesday.

This is Harris' first NAIA National Player of the Week honor of his career and the second NCCAA honor this season. Harris was nominated for the NAIA honor after being named the Mid-South Conference Player of the Week Monday for the second time in three weeks.

"Damontre, obviously, had a great week. I am very proud of how hard he has worked to get to this point. It's really fun to watch everything come together for him," CU head coach Keith Adkins said. "The statistics he had last week are very impressive, but his impact on the games can't be measured by stats, alone. His presence on both ends of the floor means so much to our team. As well as he has played, recently, I still think he is going to get better and better this last part of the season."

Harris posted the Tigers' first-ever men's basketball triple-double and averaged 12.5 points, 17.5 rebounds, 8.0 blocks, 4.0 steals and 2.0 assists during the week to help top-ranked Campbellsville (19-1) last week. CU extend its win streak to 13 games and remain unbeaten (6-0) in the Mid-South Conference.

Harris, a 6-foot-10 forward from Fayetteville, N.C., recorded the first triple-double of the season for NAIA Division I Men's Basketball with 11 points, 19 rebounds and 11 blocks in the Tigers' 83-72, come-from-behind, win over Life University (Ga.) on Jan. 15. Harris completed the achievement with a dunk in the second half to give him double-figures in scoring. His rebound and block totals were both career-highs. He also had two assists and five steals in the game.

He shot 41.2 percent (7-for-17) from the field and 11-for-14 (78.6 percent) from the free throw line during Campbellsville's two wins. He also had a double-double 14 points and 16 rebounds last Monday, Jan. 12, in an 82-64 win over Fisk University (Tenn.). He added five blocks and three steals in the win.

Harris now has 73 blocks this season, the most of any NAIA or NCAA player. He leads all NAIA Division I players by 31 blocks.

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