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Wolf Pack standout Jalen Harris drafted by Toronto Raptors

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Published: Nov. 18, 2020 at 10:37 PM PST
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Wolf Pack standout Jalen Harris was drafted in the second round of the NBA draft Wednesday, the 59th pick overall.

The 6-foot-5 Harris, a guard, is going to the Toronto Raptors. The Raptors also selected San Diego State guard Malachi Flynn with the 29th pick.

Harris was an All-Mountain West selection in 2019-20 and led the conference in scoring at 21.6 points per game last season, the best scoring average at Nevada in a decade, the Wolf Pack reported.

He was the Mountain West Newcomer of the year and an all-district selection by the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the United States Basketball Writers Association. He earned three Mountain West Player of the Week awards in his only season at Nevada, and was the Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 9 last season.

Harris joins three Nevada alums currently active in the NBA including Caleb and Cody Martin with the Charlotte Hornets and JaVale McGee, who just won an NBA Championship with the Los Angeles Lakers, his third title ring.

Cody Martin was selected 36th in last year’s NBA Draft. He was the Pack first draft pick since 2010 when Nevada Hall of Famers Luke Babbitt and Armon Johnson were both selected, the team noted.

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