CSU, Baylor On Harris The Hardest

The Class of 2005 needs guys to emerge onto the national scene in a bad way. Usually that happens in the spring and Terrel Harris is a guy to watch closely.

Last weekend at the Boo Williams Invitational, junior guard Terrel Harris, a 6-4 prospect out of Garland (TX) South Garland, showed well for Team Texas. He's long, a good athlete and can get into the paint. From our perspective, he's a guy to follow closely.

"I think I did alright," Harris said of his effort at Boo. "I think I played good defense and rebounded pretty good. I wasn't really too happy with my offensive game. I could have shot the ball better. My shots weren't falling as much as I wanted them to. I could have done a lot more to contribute. I think if I would have scored a little more we would have went further than we did."

Harris is an attractive recruit on a number of fronts, but his ability to play more than one position will be even more enticing for high major programs.

"I can be a combo, two or three but I really like the two. I can go with it, get rebounds and still be able to score. I can get some points by just picking up garbage and stuff."

He's already scored points with a number of schools.

"I'd probably have to say Baylor or Colorado State are recruiting me the hardest. Everything they send is handwritten. Colorado State came to my school last week and they want me. I went to an unofficial visit to Baylor and they offered me there. There's a lot of schools recruiting me but not as hard as those two."

Kansas, Texas, North Carolina, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma and SMU are in the mix. Surely they'll be out evaluating him in the coming weeks.

"They've seen me before. They're interested. They want to know if I'm interested. I think they'll follow me and see how much I progress throughout the summer."

Harris averaged 18 points a game as a junior.

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