Big Sky Conference

WSU’s Harding earns third Big Sky Weekly Award Player of the Week


OGDEN, Utah (January 22, 2019) – After leading Weber State to an undefeated week and to the top of the conference standings, junior guard Jerrick Harding has been named the Big Sky Conference men’s basketball Player of the Week for the third time this season.

Harding averaged 22.0 points, 2.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game in home wins over Idaho State and Northern Colorado last week. He shot 53 percent (15-of-28) from the floor and a perfect 10-for-10 from the charity stripe.

On Thursday, Harding scored a game-high 28 points on 10-of-16 shooting while tying a career-high four steals in a 76-59 win over Idaho State.

The Wichita, Kan., native followed that up with a 16-point performance Saturday with season-highs of three assists and two blocks to help the Wildcats gain sole possession of first place following a 78-64 win over Northern Colorado.

Harding currently ranks second in the Big Sky with 21.3 points and 1.8 steals per game while topping the rankings in free throw percentage at 87.2. He was also named player of the week on Nov. 20 and Dec. 26.

Other Nominees: Ahmaad Rorie, Montana; Cameron Oluyitan, Southern Utah; Joshua Patton, Sacramento State; Brandon Boyd, Idaho State; Jacob Davison, Eastern Washington

2018-19 Big Sky men’s Player of the Week
Jan. 22 – Jerrick Harding, Weber State
Jan. 15 – Sayeed Pridgett, Montana
Jan. 8 – Jordan Davis, Northern Colorado
Jan. 2 – Jordan Davis, Northern Colorado
Dec. 26 – Jerrick Harding, Weber State
Dec. 18 – Cameron Oluyitan, Southern Utah
Dec. 11 – Harald Frey, Montana State
Dec. 4 – Jordan Davis, Northern Colorado
Nov. 27 – Marcus Graves, Sacramento State
Nov. 20 – Jerrick Harding, Weber State
Nov. 13 – Cameron Oluyitan, Southern Utah

About Colter Nuanez

Colter Nuanez is the co-founder and senior writer for Skyline Sports. After spending six years in the newspaper industry with stops at the Missoulian, the Ellensburg Daily Record and the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, the former Washington Newspaper Association Sportswriter of the Year and University of Montana Journalism School graduate ('09) has cultivated a deep passion for sports journalism during his 13-year career covering the Big Sky Conference. In August of 2014, Colter and brother Brooks merged their passions of writing and art to found Skyline Sports.

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