Men's Basketball

35  Daylen Harrison
Daylen Harrison


Akron, Ohio

High School:
St. Vincent-St. Mary's

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 217



2010-11: Daylen Harrison is a very intelligent young man who showed a great deal of potential during his true freshman year. He looks to be an important contributor as a sophomore at both the forward and guard positions. He is one of the Cowboys' best perimeter shooters but can also battle on the post. He was described by coach Schroyer as having "one of the highest basketball IQs of any freshman I have ever coached".

2009-10: As a true freshman, Harrison played in 28 games and averaged 11.7 minutes a game. He scored in double figures twice and averaged 2.9 points a game. He also pulled down an average of 1.9 rebounds a game and handed out 22 assists. He played his best basketball of the season over UW's last three games, as he averaged 6.3 points a game during that stretch. He scored a career high 11 points in UW's win over Air Force on March 2, hitting three three pointers in the first half and sparking a UW comeback. He also had five rebounds, which were his high in MWC games. He followed that performance against Air Force with another good game at UNLV. Against the Runnin' Rebels, Harrison scored eight points and had five rebounds in 26 minutes of play. He then played a career high 30 minutes in the MWC Tournament against Air Force. He also started out his career on a high note, scoring 10 points and pulling down seven rebounds in 22 minutes of play against Peru State in his second game. He started his first and only career game at San Diego State on Feb. 10.

Before Wyoming: Harrison came to Wyoming from St. Vincent-St. Mary's High School in Akron, Ohio, where he enjoyed a standout career at the same high school that produced NBA superstar LeBron James. Harrison was a three-year starter for the Irish, where he played for head coach Dru Joyce.

As a senior, Harrison averaged 17.2 points and 10.0 rebounds per game while leading St. Vincent-St. Mary's to the Ohio Division II State Championship. He was selected as the MVP of the Ohio State Tournament after scoring 21 points in the championship game. On the season, the Irish finished with a 23-4 record.

Following his senior season, Harrison was selected as the Akron Beacon Journal Player of the Year, was named Second Team All-State in Division II and was his District's Player of the Year. He was also selected as a Regional Top-5 All-Star by the Cleveland Plain Dealer. On the season, Harrison shot 49.8 percent from the field and 35.6 percent from the three-point line.

Harrison is a tremendous student and carried a 4.2 grade point average over his high school career. In addition to being a member of the National Honor Society, he was on the honor roll throughout high school and received St. Vincent-St. Mary's Manhood Award. He was a Head Start volunteer and also volunteered at his local church.

Harrison was also offered scholarships from Butler and Air Force. He played AAU basketball for the King James Shooting Stars, along with fellow Cowboy Desmar Jackson.

Personal: Harrison was born on March 31, 1991. He is the son of Rhonda and Chris Harrison. His father played basketball at West Virginia Wesleyan. Daylen is a chemical engineering major.

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