Men's Basketball

Harris Earns A-10 Co-Player Of Week For UMass

Harris scored 14 vs. St. Bona and 24 at Richmond.

Harris scored 14 vs. St. Bona and 24 at Richmond.

March 2, 2008

AMHERST, Mass. - UMass sophomore guard Ricky Harris earned his second A-10 Player of the Week on Sunday as he shares this week's honor with Dan Geriot of Richmond. Harris captured the honor after he averaged 19.0 ppg in a 2-0 UMass week. Harris hit seven 3-pointers in the two wins. It marks the fifth honor for UMass this season (Harris twice, Gary Forbes twice and Chris Lowe once).

Dan Geriot - Richmond

Sophomore, Forward/Center, 6-9, 235 lbs.

Springfield, Pa./Springfield HS

Geriot averaged 23.5 points and 7.5 rebounds over two games to garner his first career A-10 Player of the Week honor...scored a career-high 35 points on 13-of-17 shooting and grabbed 13 boards on Feb. 27 in Richmond's 82-71 victory at St. Bonaventure...scored 12 points and added a pair of assists in the Spiders' 78-74 setback on Mar. 1 versus UMass...had three steals on the week.

Ricky Harris - Massachusetts

Sophomore, Guard, 6-2, 175 lbs.

Baltimore, Md./Calvert Hall College

Harris garners his second A-10 Player of the Week award after averaging 19 points and shooting better than 58 percent (14-of-24) from the field in a pair of victories by the Minutemen...scored a game-high 24 points on 5-of-7 shooting from three-point range as UMass edged Richmond on Mar. 1, 78-74...marked his 13th performance of at least 20 points this season...scored 14 points in just 24 minutes on Feb. 24 in the Minutemen's 79-56 win over St. Bonaventure...added four rebounds and a pair of steals.




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