West Virgina Mountaineers Eron Harris Led Team In Scoring As A Freshman

By Trevor Lowry
Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

The West Virginia Mountaineers weren’t very impressive when it came to scoring the basketball this season, but it is impressive to note that a freshman led them in scoring.

Eron Harris averaged 9.8 points per game this season, which was slightly better than the next highest scoring player on the team. The Mountaineers rotated a good amount of players this year, so Harris only averaged 22 minutes per game. Just imagine how many points he would score if he played at least 30 minutes per game.

Harris shot 41.9 percent from the field and 35.2 percent from behind the arc. If Harris gets more playing time in the 2013-14 college basketball season, he could easily score 12-15 points per game. You would expect that Harris would only get better at shooting, so that number could be even greater by his junior season.

Whether if it is more playing time for Harris or a miracle, West Virginia has to get better next season. The Mountaineers finished 13-19 on the year. That lovely record was capped off by a seven game losing streak.

Head coach Bob Huggins has done wonders for every team he has coached, so hopefully he can turn things around for West Virginia next season. Giving Harris more playing time would likely help, though.

The Mountaineers may have been new to the Big 12 Conference this season, but not a lot of people probably expected them to be this bad, if you consider finishing 6-12 in conference play and third to last place as bad.

Hey, at least Harris had a productive season in his first year in college.


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