Good Sports: Bulldogs shooting guard Marvelle Harris

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Coming off an All-Mountain West honorable mention campaign a season ago, Fresno State junior Marvelle Harris had a bull's-eye on his back as one of the best players in the conference. But rather than regress this season, Harris has exceeded all expectations.

"We really saw him being one of the better players in the league this year. He's played that way. He's been a complete player," said Bulldogs head coach Rodney Terry.

"Just love the people around me, love the game more and love the community," said Harris. "It's just overall a great experience and it's been great."

The Rialto, Calif., native has become an integral part of the Bulldogs on both ends of the floor, ranking third in the Mountain West in scoring, second in assists and leading the conference in steals.

"It wasn't that difficult when you have a supporting cast like I do, and you have teammates and coaches who are confident in your ability in everything you do. So it's not really that difficult when you've got that much support," said Harris.

And in addition to picking up his play on the court, Harris has also elevated his leadership skills off of it. Never the biggest talker on the floor, the shooting guard chooses instead to lead by example.

"Marvelle just works for everything he got," said Bulldogs forward Alex Davis. "Just seeing all the hard work he put in and knowing it's paying off, that just makes me more happy than anything, and I just feel like after I graduate, he's going to be able to lead these guys to a very, very good season next year."

But Harris and the Bulldogs aren't done yet this season. They think a Mountain West Tournament Championship is a real possibility, and the trip to the Big Dance that comes with it would be icing on the Bulldogs' cake.

"We did it before, so we're capable of doing it again," said Harris. "We have great players, great coaches, so we know we can make that run again."

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