Harris Headed To Elon

Simon Harris loves basketball. He's grown up around the game. He wants to coach the game one day but for now he's headed Elon.

The Elon Phoenix have themselves a new forward. Simon Harris, a senior standout with Raleigh Millbrook, committed to Elon this week.

He's one of the first players to enlist under the watch of first year head coach Ernie Nestor. "He's a good guy. X and O wise, he's one of the best," Harris said. "The guy just sat down, and we were watching a game film and he just sat down and broke down the film and I didn't see half of the stuff he did. It was amazing."

What Harris found amazing was the coaching aspect of basketball, an area he not only knows a lot about but wants to get into one day.

Harris' father Larry played at Pittsburgh and currently is on the staff at North Carolina State. One day, after his college is over, Simon wouldn't mind taking up dad's profession. "That's what I hope to be. When dad gets a job someday, I hope to be on a staff with him. I love basketball. There's no other thing in the world I like more than basketball."

"Coaches are impressed that I know the game so well for being so young."

Harris will get a chance to take on more of scoring role this year for Millbrook. He'll play minutes at the small forward, the position he hopes to occupy at Elon.

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