Harris Preps For Season; Draws Interest

The state of Georgia is loaded with talent and among the talented big man prospects in the state is 2010 standout Marvel Harris.

Fresh off a solid summer circuit, Marvel Harris, a 6-foot-7, 200-pound big man, is ready for his junior season at Macon (Ga.) Northeast.

After a good season, but a disappointing finish last year, Harris is hoping for a breakout season and a deep run in the playoffs.

"Our team went 21-3 last year and we got beat in the first round of the playoffs," Harris said. "It was the first home game that we had lost. We've gotten beat three years in a row in the first round. So this year hopefully we can change that."

"I think we should be pretty good," he continued. "We have a few freshman coming up that should be pretty good."

The talented post prospect is expecting to have a bigger role this year. With a number of key players gone, due to graduation, Harris says he must step up into a leadership role.

"The expectations are high," he continued. "It's my junior year and my coach says I have to step up and be the leader this year. The four seniors we had last year are gone, and two of them were our leading scorers. So it's a must that I be the leader this year."

Throughout the preseason Harris has had a handful of schools check in on him at school. He listed Georgia State, Florida State, Xavier and UAB as schools that have shown early interest. He's even visited FSU.

"I took an unofficial visit done to Florida State," Harris said. "I liked it. We just watched the football game. Georgia State came down and visited me too."

The 2010 prospect admitted it's still early in his recruitment and doesn't plan on making a decision in the near future.

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