Harris Moving Twinsburg Toward NEC Title

Miami signee Jon Harris has been moving Twinsburg (OH) High School toward a Northeast Conference (NEC) title. After 11 games, Twinsburg sits 9-2 overall and 3-1 in the NEC.

Miami signee Jon Harris has been moving Twinsburg (OH) High School toward a Northeast Conference (NEC) title. After 11 games, Twinsburg sits 9-2 overall and 3-1 in the NEC.

The 6'8" and 194 pound senior talked about the season so far:

"It has been going pretty well. Our offense struggled early, but the defense has been there all year and that has helped us win close games."

Harris has been averaging 17.9 points and 11 rebounds per game playing at various positions. "I have been knocking down open shots and playing more inside," said Harris. "I am playing the 3 or 4, but if we go small I play the 5."

Harris said his goals this season are to win his conference division, advance to the regionals ("play on a college court"), and be named All-Ohio and 1st team All-NEC.

Harris has been improving his ballhandling, defense, and also being a leader. He said, "I am holding everyone accountable and stepping up. I am being an example to everyone on and off the court."

Harris also said, "I keep getting better every game. I am really improving. I am getting ready for college and the transition."

The Miami-OH coaches have told him not to worry about college next year. Instead, they told Harris to help Twinsburg be the best team it can be, work on his shooting, and to increase his weight.

Jon Harris committed to Miami last August. He told RedHawk Insider why he picked Miami:

"It is a great place to develop as a player. Miami will provide the best chance to make it as a pro. If not, then they have one of the best business schools in the country so I am set for life."

Harris has set high goals for his time at Miami. He said, "I look forward to winning championships and making the Final Four!"

Harris can shoot the rock. Last summer while playing AAU ball with MBA Elite, he hit 11 treys over a two game span.

Harris grew up playing guard and thus has the ballhandling and shooting skills of a guard. He grew 7 inches in the last year. He is projected to grow to 6'9" and has a 7'1" wingspan.

Harris is a very good outside shooter and can score on the drive. Harris told RedHawk Insider earlier, "I am a long, athletic wing who has a good shot for his size and an amazing upside." Harris maintains he is a good passer and has a very good basketball IQ. He said his style of play is similar to Derrick Brown.

Besides Miami, Harris was offered by IUPUI, Loyola of Chicago, Central Michigan, Kent State, Youngstown State, Morehead State, Wright State, Northeastern, and Duquesne. Eastern Kentucky, Boston University, and Cornell were also interested.

Miami was his leader all along. Harris told R.I. previously, "I feel like they are the school that would like to have me the most. It would be just a good situation. They have a legendary coach and I like the other coaches too. Miami also has one of the top business schools in the nation. It would just be a good place to be."

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