Men's basketball player Keith Harris has been selected as the first Renasant Bank Athlete of the month in the year 2020. The senior guard from Starkville, Miss. has been a huge asset during the 2019-20 season. A spirited competitor, Harris leads The W in scoring, averaging 20.8 points per game. He also adds 1.2 steals per game, 5.8 rebounds, and 1.0 assists.
During the month of December, Harris played in all seven games to average 23.1 points per game. From the field, he was the most accurate on the team, shooting 51.9 percent from the floor. His best game was against the formidable Talladega College in which he scored 20 points, shot 50 percent from the field, 40 percent in three-point range, and 92.9 at the free-throw line. He also recorded five steals, four rebounds, and one assist.
"Keith is our senior leader who has had an outstanding start to his final year for the Owl," said head coach Brian Merkel. "He is leading us in scoring and rebounding while also [being] second on the team in steals and first in minutes played. Keith consistently shows up to practice every day ready to help our team improve any way possible. Keith is a strong student in the classroom and is on track to graduate this summer."