Michigan Freshman Named Player of the Week

Michigan's Manny Harris ranks third in Big Ten scoring with 16.8 per outing.

Michigan's Manny Harris ranks third in Big Ten scoring with 16.8 per outing.

Feb. 18, 2008

Manny Harris, Michigan
Fr., G, Detroit, Mich./Redford

Harris was a key contributor to U-M's first three-game win streak of the season. For the week, Harris averaged 21.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game while shooting 94.7 percent from the free-throw line and 57.1 percent from long range. The Detroit native posted his 21st and 22nd double-digit scoring performances of the season with 15 points at Iowa and a career-best 27 points against Ohio State. At Iowa, after the Wolverines scored just 16 points in the first half, Harris was an integral part of a second-half  Wolverine run. He scored all 15 of his points in the second stanza, helping Michigan post an 18-point turnaround in a 60-52 win. Harris' eight-of-eight free-throw performance down the stretch helped seal the come-from-behind victory for Michigan. He also added three assists and three steals against the Hawkeyes. Versus Ohio State, Harris closed the game with a career-best 27 points. He was seven-of-19 from the field with three long-range baskets, adding a 10-of-11 free throw performance, including seven-of-eight in the final 2:41. He also added seven rebounds, three assists and a steal in the win. This is the first career weekly accolade for Harris.

Last MICH Player of the Week: DeShawn Sims (11/12/07)