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It begins with the whispers of a good season. Maybe a state title or a deep playoff run fuel the speculation. People get to talking and then come April the player will hit the recruiting trail and cement his reputation.
At 6-foot-4, Corperryale Harris could very well be the next guy we hear big things from in the state of Michigan. The Detroit Redford standout that averages in the mid-20s, is advancing his game and becoming a higher profile recruit.
A wiry wing with a Chris Douglas-Roberts-like body, Harris says that strength has helped him advance his own cause. “It’s getting easier because I’m getting stronger,” Harris said. “I’m able to finish with contact and things like that. I can play through the fouls.”
Harris presents an interesting matchup scenario on the win. “I feel like it’s probably hard for defenders to check me they way they defend,” Harris said. “It’s usually a big guard checking me and I’ll go to the hole easier. If it’s a little guy I go to the post some.”
Either way, it’s working. Redford is making a state title run and college recruiters are taking notice of Harris.
Harris is in no hurry to make a decision, preferring to take his time and feel out through the spring and summer who is actually deeply interested in his services. It’s that personal touch that could wind up swaying Harris one way or the other.
“Really it’s just going somewhere that I can play and somebody that is interested in me. It would be good to stay close to home to but at the same time I want find a place that is interested in me.”
By the way, if you’re wondering about the unique name, there’s a story there too. Harris has a cousin named Corin and an uncle who wanted to name him Perry. His mother couldn’t settle on Perry so she combined the two names and then added an “L” because all of his brothers and sisters on his mother’s side ended their names that way.
His nickname? “Manny. My mom said I looked like a man when it was little.”
If he doesn’t look like a grown man, he’s certainly playing like one for Redford.