Nevada Wolf Pack signs Louisiana Tech transfer
Jalen Harris, a transfer from Louisiana Tech, has signed to play for Nevada’s men’s basketball team in 2019-20.
Harris will sit out the 2018-19 season under NCAA transfer rules and will have two seasons to play for the Pack.
“We’re extremely excited to announce the addition of Jalen,” coach Eric Musselman Musselman said in a release. “Jalen is a great fit for the Wolf Pack from an academic, basketball and social perspective.”
The 6-4 guard was averaging 15.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game in his sophomore season at Louisiana Tech this year, starting all 11 games, for the Bulldogs before he decided to transfer. From the field he was shooting 47.8 percent and 44.4 from behind the arc.
His freshman season he was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team after averaging 10.9 points and 3.1 rebounds per game.
Harris played his prep basketball at Duncanville High School in Dallas where he earned District 8-6A Offensive Player of the Year honors his last two seasons. His senior year he averaged 23 points and shot 55 percent from the field, 45 percent on his 3-point attempts. He also averaged seven rebounds, four assists and two steals per game. In a game against Cedar Hill High School he scored a career-high 44 points.
His junior year in 2014-15 he was an honorable mention all-area team selection by Dallas Morning News after averaging 15 points, four rebounds and two assists. As a prep senior he was rated as the 16th best player and the ninth best guard in Texas for the 2016 class by Rivals.com.