Harris Officially A Razorback

Arkansas head basketball coach Mike Anderson announces that Houston transfer Alandise Harris (6-6, 230) has officially become a Razorback and that freshman forward DeVonta Abron (6-8, 250) has asked for and been granted his release.

Arkansas announced Tuesday that one forward was leaving its program to get closer to home and another was coming to join for the very same reason.

Razorback head coach Mike Anderson officially announced the addition of former Little Rock Central star Alandise Harris (6-6, 230) to the Arkansas roster.

Harris is transferring from Houston where he averaged 11.5 points and 5.9 rebounds in the past two seasons.

"I'm certainly excited to have Alandise join the program," Anderson said. "He has shown the ability to be an excellent player at this level. I like his versatility and maturity. More importantly, he wants to be a Razorback."

Harris averaged 13.3 points and 6.4 rebounds this past season while starting 29 of Houston's 30 games and averaging nearly 30 minutes per contest.

Harris must sit out the 2012-2013 season due to the transfer, but has expressed a desire to file for a waiver for immediate eligibility due to the death of his mom and having two younger sisters in Little Rock.

Anderson also announced Tuesday that freshman forward DeVonta Abron asked for and was granted his release from the Razorbacks.

Abron, who shined for Seagoville (Texas) High School, averaged 5.7 points and 4.2 rebounds while starting 22 games his rookie season.

The Arkansas release said he wanted to be closer to home, where there is an apparent health issue within his family.


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