Nov. 30, 2009
Coastal Carolina University redshirt-senior men's basketball player Joseph Harris (Lejeune, N.C./Lejeune) was named the Coastal Carolina Athletic Department Athlete of the Week for Nov. 30.
Harris averaged 21.3 points and 10.7 rebounds in three games last week, leading Coastal Carolina to a 2-1 mark. He started the week scoring 22 points and grabbing 11 rebounds in a 77-62 win over Indiana State. Harris went 13-of-14 from the free throw line and connected on his first career three-pointer in the win. He also had a blocked shot and two steals as Coastal defeated a Missouri Valley Conference member for the first time in school history. Harris then had 20 points and eight rebounds in a seven-point loss to 2009 NCAA Tournament team Cal State-Northridge, in addition to two steals and two assists. He ended his week with 22 points, 13 rebounds and four steals against Allen and became Coastal Carolina's all-time leading rebounder in the win. For the week, Harris was 19-of-40 from the floor (.475), 2-of-4 from three-point range (.500), 24-of-32 at the line (.750), and averaged 2.7 steals and 4.3 offensive rebounds.
Coastal Carolina will open Big South Conference action Thursday, Dec. 3 against VMI. Tipoff is at 9 p.m., in Lexington, Va. and will be televised on MASN (Mid-Atlantic Sports Network).