Harris visits Louisville - again

Gary Harris, a strong, 6-foot-4, 190-pound prospect from Fishers, Ind., made his second unofficial visit to Louisville in the past two weeks for the Cardinals game against Butler Tuesday night at the KFC Yum! Center. Harris, a 5-star recruit rated the No. 2 shooting guard prospect, spoke with InsideTheVille.com about his experience.

Louisville is making a push for Gary Harris, Scout.com's No. 2-rated shooting guard in the Class of 2012.

Harris, a strong 6-foot-4 prospect from Fishers, Ind., made his second unofficial visit to Louisville in the past two weeks for the Cardinals game against Butler Tuesday night at the KFC Yum! Center.

Harris came away impressed both by Louisville's play on the court, and their new arena. Louisville knocked off the defending national runnerup, 88-73.

"It was a great atmosphere," Harris said. "It was a great game to be at, especially to see Louisville pull it out. I wanted to get back and see what the atmosphere was like in the arena. They were talking about how nice it was and I didn't get to see it during my first visit."

Harris, who spoke briefly with Louisville coach Rick Pitino, drove down Tuesday and arrived just before the game started. Afterward, he was invited backstage to check out the locker room scene.

"It was amazing," Harris said. "I talked to Coach Pitino briefly and he was just glad we made it down. It [arena] was top-notch. I had a good time."

Harris, an athletic guard, paid close attention to Louisville's new uptempo brand of basketball. "They play up and down the court, so I'm interested in them," Harris said. "I feel like their style fits mine."

Harris also had a chance to hang out with 2011 Louisville signees Wayne Blackshear, Chane Behanan and Zach Price. "Wayne Blackshear and I played on the same team together at [King City Classic]," Harris said. "We talked a little, but we mainly just watched the game."

Harris said he wants to visit Michigan State and Indiana to compare it to Louisville before he makes his decision. Those two schools are strong on Harris' list, but Louisville's Tim Fuller is working overtime to move the Cards up the list.

"Coach Fuller has done a great job recruiting me the last couple weeks," Harris said. "He's just stayed in touch, in communication with me."


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