No matter what kind of presentations Arkansas puts forth on Thursday and TCU on Friday, they are not likely going to come close to the excitement that Richardson (Texas) Berkner point guard Kendal Harris experienced on Monday.
Harris (6-4, 195), the brother of former Oklahoma State standout and current NBA player Terrel Harris, was on hand for the Miami Heat's victory parade.
Terrel Harris, who played in 22 regular season and four postseason NBA games this season, was on the Heat's roster and played the last three minutes of the Miami's title-clinching win over Oklahoma City.
"The parade was just amazing," Harris said. "There were so many famous people there and it was definitely one of the more exciting things I have got to be a part of in my life. They treated all those guys like rock stars and it was great to be a part of it."
The younger Harris - a three-star 2013 prospect according to Scout.com and in the top 100 in some other rankings - got a chance to take in a Heat game in Memphis as well as Miami's first playoff game against the New York Knicks.
"It was fun to watch those games and know that I have the opportunity to be there one day if I work hard," Harris said. "It makes it real."
Harris is excited about the opportunity to visit Razorback head coach Mike Anderson and his staff.
"Since my brother played at Oklahoma State when Coach Anderson was at Missouri and UAB, I got a chance to see his teams play and just loved that style," Harris said. "That style is the best fit for me and is the kind that I am looking forward to playing in college."
Harris is obviously a tall point guard, something that allows him to control the game better than diminutive ones.
"I really think it gives me an advantage in that I am able to see the floor better and able to get off my shot at any time," Harris said. "If there is somebody as big or bigger on me, I feel like my quickness allows me to get by him and make plays."
Harris plays on the same Urban DFW team as Arlington (Texas) Grace Preparatory power forward Jordan Mickey, who took an unofficial visit to Arkansas on Sunday and Monday.
"He's a great basketball player and we have had a lot of success this season so far," Harris said. "I know that we both wanted to take a good look at the Arkansas program."
Harris has offers from Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, LSU, Marquette, Gonzaga, Missouri, Texas A&M and Texas Tech among others.
He says he would like to have a decision sooner than later.
"During school before the season," Harris said.
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