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Harrar Collects All-Big Ten Honors

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State men’s basketball graduate student John Harrar garnered All-Big Ten accolades for the second-straight year after being named All-Big Ten honorable mention by both the conference coaches and media, as announced in the league’s postseason honors Tuesday afternoon.


Harrar finished the regular season as one of just two Big Ten players averaging a double-double with 10.5 points and 10.3 rebounds per game. His 10.3 rebounds per game rank second in the Big Ten and 11th in all of Division I. He leads the Big Ten and ranks seventh nationally with 3.57 offensive boards per game, the second-straight season in which he has led the conference on the offensive glass.


The Wallingford, Pa. native tallied 11 double-doubles this season, pulled down double-digit rebounds in 14 contests, and is shooting 64.8 percent (114-176) from the field. His 64.8 percent clip tracks to be the second-best single-season percentage in program history, behind only Mike Watkins’ mark of 68.5 percent in 2017-18. Harrar is currently a 59.7 percent (290-486) career shooter, a mark that is tied with Watkins for the best career shooting percentage in Penn State history.


Harrar owns 17 career double-doubles, the eighth most in Penn State history. He needs just two points to become the sixth-ever Nittany Lion to record both 800 career points and 800 career rebounds. His 821 career rebounds are the fifth-most all-time by a Nittany Lion.


Harrar became Penn State’s all-time leader in games played on March 3 at #20 Illinois when he suited up for his 142nd-career contest in the Blue & White.


Harrar was also named Penn State’s recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award for the third-straight season. The undisputed leader of the Nittany Lions, Harrar’s work ethic, determination and leadership have consistently been praised by opposing coaches and national media alike.


The Nittany Lions finished tied for 10th in the Big Ten standings and will play as the 11 seed in the upcoming Big Ten Tournament. Tournament action begins Wednesday night at approximately 8:30 p.m. when Penn State faces 14-seed Minnesota from Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on the Big Ten Network.

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