MASN will provide live television and online coverage of the Nationals news conference introducing Bryce Harper, the first overall selection in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft, on Thursday at 5:45 p.m.. The press conference will introduce Harper to local media and it will be televised live on MASN and MASN HD.
Viewers can also watch the press conference streamed live at MASNsports.com, the premier online destination for Nationals fans.
At just 17, Harper is set to become a cornerstone of the Nationals franchise for many years to come, patrolling the outfield and launching tape-measure home runs. Harper, an athletic outfielder with incredible power, hit .443 (101-for-228) with 23 doubles, four triples, 31 home runs, 98 RBI, 39 walks and 20 stolen bases in 66 games for College of Southern Nevada in the Scenic West Athletic Conference, leading both his team and his conference in many offensive categories. Those accomplishments led to a 2010 SWAC Player of the Year award and First-Team SWAC All-Conference status. In 2009, Harper was cited as Baseball America's High School Player of the Year.
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