Kevin Harris named Lou Henson All-American

SFA senior guard Kevon Harris was named a Lou Henson All-American following the end of the Lumberjacks’ 2019-20 basketball season.

A native of Ellenwood, Georgia, Harris concluded the season by leading the Jacks in points with 541, averaging 17.5 per game, which ranked fourth in the league. He averaged 5.7 rebounds, made 66 assists and recorded 47 steals.

The Lou Henson All-America team features players from mostly mid-major conferences. Of the 40 players named, Harris was only one of two players from a Texas school to make the list.

“It feels surreal, been talking about being an All-American since I’ve been in high school,” Harris said. “It’s a blessing to conquer that goal.”

The senior was unanimously named the Southland Conference Player of the Year and earned a first-team All-SLC selection. He was also named to NABC’s All-District 22 first team where SFA Head Coach Kyle Keller was named the District 22 Coach of the Year. Harris had found out about his selection through his coach. 

“I was excited and felt good to add that to the resume going into my pro career,” Harris said.

A sports business major, Harris plans to get started on his professional basketball career and hopes for the COVID-19 pandemic to be over soon, so he can attend his graduation.

During the season, Harris surpassed Thomas Walkup to become the Jacks’ all-time leading Division I scorer and tied for third all-time in points with 1,833. He was 52 points shy of the record held by James Sillas with 1,884 points.  

“I’m going to miss playing at the WRJ Coliseum in front of one of the best fan bases in college basketball,” Harris said.

During the 2019-20 campaign, Harris aided the Jacks to a 28-3 (19-1 SLC) record en route to a Southland Conference Regular Season Championship. As a result, they garnered the No. 1 seed and earned two byes in the SLC Tournament. It was one of the best turnarounds in the NCAA following a season in which SFA finished 14-16 (7-11 SLC) overall.

Unfortunately, all NCAA basketball tournaments were canceled due to COVID-19. If the Jacks were to appear in the NCAA Tournament, many sports sites predicted they would’ve faced either Ohio State, Penn State or Villanova in the first round.

In the final AP Top 25 Poll, SFA received 78 points which placed them 26th overall in the nation, and the point totals are the most in program history.

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