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MSU's Harper Named OVC Co-Player of Week

MOREHEAD, Ky. - Morehead State point guard Demonte Harper, who led the Eagles to back-to-back Ohio Valley Conference wins over UT Martin (80-71) and Murray State (79-74) last week, has been named Co-Player of the Week in the league. He shares the honor with Austin Peay's Drake Reed.

Harper averaged 21.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 3.0 steals in the two league wins. The sophomore from Nashville, Tenn., (Whites Creek High School) led MSU in scoring, assists and steals as the Eagles defeated the two teams picked one (Murray State) and two (UT Martin) in the OVC's preseason poll.

"Demonte is beginning to play in games the way he does in practice which is with a lot of confidence," said MSU Coach Donnie Tyndall. "He was a huge part of our two wins last week and is certainly deserving of this honor. I am very proud of his progress and believe he will only continue to improve."

The Eagles are off this week for final exams and will return to action at 3:05 p.m. EST on Sunday (Dec. 14) when they travel to Normal, Ill., to take on Illinois State.


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