Harris Makes Pick, Talks About His Decision

Tyler Harris talked to Scout.com about his college choice. He plans to play his college basketball in the ACC.

Last year it was Tobias Harris making his college decision, this time around his 6-foot-7 brother Tyler Harris made his college choice.

A senior at Newark (N.J.) St. Benedict, Harris picked North Carolina State after mulling over interest from a host of schools including Iowa, St. John's and Providence.

Harris, a three-star prospect, said he thought N.C. State had the full package.

"I just thought the school had everything I was looking for," Harris told Scout.com. "I liked the academics, the coaching staff, the campus and I had a great relationship with coach [Larry] Harris and coach [Sidney] Lowe. It was what I was looking for and I think I can fit into their team."

During a visit to the Raleigh (N.C.) campus in early October, Harris spent time with the coaching staff and got to take in a practice.

"I got to see what they do and how they practice," he told Scout.com. "I only saw an hour of practice, but the team works hard and they are going to have a good team this year. I think I can fit into their system. Overall the visit was good."

So what does Harris bring to the table?

"I'll mostly being playing the three, but I can switch between the three and the four," Harris said.

"I like to push the ball up the court and get into the court and I can knock down shots because I'm a good shooter," he added. "I've been working on my handle a lot more and it's getting better and stronger."

Harris is now the second 2011 prospect to verbally commit to Lowe and N.C. State. Harris joins 6-foot-9, 240-pound center prospect Joseph Uchebo to make up their two-man recruiting class.


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