Louisville makes Harris' short list

Five-star 2012 wing guard Gary Harris is one of the elite prospects nationally, and Indiana, Michigan State, Louisville, Purdue and Notre Dame hot on his trail.

Five-star 2012 wing guard Gary Harris is one of the top prospects nationally, and Indiana, Michigan State, Louisville, Purdue and Notre Dame are hot on his trail.

"Those are probably the schools that are recruiting me the hardest," Harris said.

One of the Top 25 prospects in the country, Harris had a strong outing Thursday at the NBA Camp in Charlottesville, Va. A physical and skilled guard prospect, Harris showed he could score against the top talent in the nation, averaging 12.5 points through the first two games to rank seventh overall in scoring at the talent-laden camp. Friday morning, Harris was in attack mode, driving for easy scores, while mixing in a dose of three-point jump shots.

"All aspects of my game I want to improve on, ball handling, shooting and passing," Harris said. "I just want to be a complete player."

While he is taking care of business on the court, Harris isn't rushing to reach a decision in his recruitment.

"I don't have a set date when I want to make a decision," Harris said. "I think I want to take some visits this summer and then try to figure out what I want to do. I'm not sure where I want to take my official visits. I have to talk to my parents. I only have five visits, I want to make sure it's schools I'm really considering."

Despite a staff overall a couple months ago, Louisville remains in the mix with Harris. Former Louisville assistant Tim Fuller, who departed for Missouri, was the Cardinals lead recruiter in Harris' recruitment. Now, Wyking Jones is trying to develop a relationship with Harris.

"I'm still hearing from Louisville and I'm still considering them," Harris said. "Wyking Jones is trying to recruit me. He's a good guy, but I'm still getting to know him. What I know so far is he's a cool guy who just wants to win. They want to get me down on campus for another visit."

While Purdue, Indiana, Michigan State, Michigan and Louisville have been recruiting Harris for a while, there's a new school trying to get involved in his recruitment, John Calipari and Kentucky.

"I email Orlando Antiqua at Kentucky," Harris said. "They want for me to come down for a visit in August."


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