Southeast Grad Jerrick Harding named preseason all-Big Sky

OGDEN, Utah (Release/KWCH) - Weber State junior guard Jerrick Harding has been named to the Big Sky Men's Basketball Preseason All-Conference team. Harding is one of six players from around the conference named to the team, which is selected by the league's head coaches and media.

Harding was a unanimous All-Big Sky and All-District first team selection as a sophomore following an historic year for the Wildcats last season. He started all 31 games and finished second in the Big Sky and 15th in the nation in scoring at 22 points per game, which ranks as the seventh best single-season scoring average in school history. He was fourth in the country in scoring among freshmen and sophomores. He totaled 682 points during the season, the fourth most in a season in Wildcat history. He scored in double figures in all but two games, reached 20 or more points 20 times and set a new WSU single-game record by scoring 46 points in a win at Montana State.

In his two seasons at Weber State, Harding, a native of Wichita, Kansas, has totaled 979 career points, the most ever by a Wildcat sophomore. He is also Weber State's career leader in free throw percentage at 87.3 percent. He has played in 63 career games as a Wildcat.

While playing for the Golden Buffaloes, Harding was named named the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Kansas in 2016 as a senior. While leading Southeast to a 6A state runner up finish, Harding averaged over 27 points and 4.6 rebounds per game, enough to earn all-state honors.