Martez Harrison Makes News Again

Harrison named UMKC’s First Basketball All-American

UMKC sophomore guard Martez Harrison recently was named to the honorable mention Associated Press All-American team, becoming the first men’s basketball player in school history to earn the honor.

The accolade means he was named on at least one ballot by a voting AP member on their first, second or third team.

Last week, Harrison was just the third UMKC player ever to earn a spot on the NABC All-District Team, joining all-time leading scorer Michael Watson, who garnered the honor in 2003 and 2004, as well as second-leading scorer and NBA Draft Pick Tony Dumas, getting it in 1993 and 1994. All were second-team selections.

Harrison, a Kansas City, Mo. native, was named the WAC Player of the Year this season after leading the league in scoring (17.5 ppg), total steals (60) and total assists (129). He also ranked among the league’s top 10 in free-throw shooting (.748) and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.50).

Harrison shot a WAC-high 238 free throws, and ranked No. 8 in the nation. His 178 makes was also first in the WAC and 15th in the nation.

He helped UMKC to second place in the regular season standings and the second seed in the conference tournament, both matching the highest ever finish by the school. The ‘Roos also posted a 6-1 record at home in league play, the best ever at UMKC, and a 9-4 overall home mark.

|Wandra Brooks Green, Division of Strategic Marketing and Communications


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