Freshman Rod Harris Named OCCAC Player of the Week for Nov. 15-21

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November 23, 2021 – – Lorain County Community College freshman Rod Harris (Akron, Ohio/Garfield HS) has been named the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the week of November 15-21, 2021.  This is the first time Harris has received the weekly award but based on his last week of play, it might not be the last.

Harris averaged 28.5 points and shot 73% from the field for the Commodores (2-1), who split their slate of games last week losing to Wayne County Community College, 93-76, before bouncing back against the Community College of Allegheny County three days later, 96-73.

Harris put up 27 points against Wayne County CC in Detroit on November 17, and followed that up with 30 points vs. CCAC when the Commodores returned home to Elyria last Saturday.  In addition to his high scoring, Harris had 11 rebounds, three steals and was spotless from the free throw line (7-for-7).

“Rod’s energy is what drives him to success,” said Head Coach Marty Eggleston, who is coaching in his 9th season at LCCC. “I love the fact that he lets his work speak for itself. He brings it every night. He surprises a lot of people with his explosiveness. Well deserved.”

Harris’ 22.7 points per game is the sixth best scoring mark in Region 12 of the NJCAA and 16th in all of the NJCAA DIII.

The Commodores host the Niagara County Community College Thunderwolves (6-1) at 7 p.m., Tuesday, November 23 in the Ewing Center Gymnasium.