GI Gives you the Jamir Harris Top Ten List

Jamir Harris met with Richard Pitino and Kimani Young last night and a half a day later the New Jersey three star combo guard committed. GI gives you the Jamir Harris Top Ten List

Richard Pitino picked up his second commit in the 2017 class today when Jamir Harris accepted the Gopher scholarship offer.  Pitino and assistant coach Kimani Young visited with Harris last night during an in-home visit.

Harris is a player we’ve talking about here at GI for months but to re-introduce you to what Minnesota is landing in Jamir Harris, we give you the Jamir Harris top ten list!

  1. Jamir lists at 6-foot-2, 180 pounds and goes to the Patrick School in New Jersey.  The hometown is listed at North Brunswick, New Jersey. 

  2. In 21 games if EYBL basketball this year Jamir averaged 11.4 points, 2.9 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and a steal in 30.4 minutes per game.  His team went 14-7 in EYBL play.

  3. Harris shot 38.5 percent from the arc on 148 attempts and 71.1 percent from the foul line on 45 attempts.  Had 35 assists to 33 turnovers playing only shooting guard as the team had three other point guards and he was the best scorer of the group so he played off-guard. 

  4. Jamir talks June visit: “My visit to Minnesota was great and I enjoyed the atmosphere.  I also enjoyed the family oriented aura that I felt throughout the coaching staff, the family, the players, and all of the people in the community.  I was at Minnesota for two days and was able to see much of the campus. We saw the athletic facilities as well as the team workout plus we met many people in the community and everyone was about Minnesota and their team.”

  5. Jamir talks Gopher staff: “I love the Minnesota coaching staff as they are a family oriented staff.  My relationship with the coaches and all of the people over there is really good.  I can definitely see myself playing there. The coaches and everybody over there, I am real cool with them.  I really like the aura of their program. I can definitely relate to the guys they have on their team and I can relate to all of the coaches on the staff.  I like the coaches a lot.”

  6. Peach Jam viewing:  “Jamir led the New Jersey Playaz with 19 points as they defeated CIA Bounce 74-68.  Harris knocked out five three pointers but what was more important was his late game defensive effort, the offensive rebound he pulled out of traffic in the final minute, a diving loose ball grab, and several clutch foul shot makes. Harris is a strongly built shooter/scorer that hit three of his triples off the bounce and two off of coach directed sets.  The dribble separation of Jamir going right to left to his pull-up as well as left to right into his shot continues to look equally as affective.  His handles going in both directions using either hand are comfortable and sudden.  Late in the game Harris came hard off of a double screen to make a key late game trey at the top of the key and earlier he caught and hit off a pair of baseline screens.” – Ryan James of GI

  7. Fab 48 Viewing:  “Against Wisconsin United it didn’t matter where Jamir was, the jumper was going down. Jamir hit a trey with feet set on a reversal early and it was the standard make.  Jamir caught, showed off great lift, and snapped the wrist at the top of his jump to complete a score.  No big deal right?  Wrong.  It put Harris in a rhythm.  Twenty minutes later his team was up 43-17 at the half and Harris had seemingly made a triple over everybody in a United uniform.  The first contesting player stood 6-foot-7 and he was hip to hip with Harris.  No matter, Jamir still hit in rhythm and the crowd sounded in excitement. Next came a 5-foot-8 guard from five feet behind the arc, nothing but net of course.  That was followed by a 6-foot-3 football physique defender who tried to knock Jamir off balance.  Another three.  Later a harassing guard was all over Harris but he pulled up from NBA range and hit that too.  Five treys in the first half, six for the game, 24 points overall in a blowout win.” – Ryan James of GI

  8. Will Jamir play PG or SG? He don’t mind either way: “I will play whatever the team needs me to do.  If coach needs me to handle, set things up, and score at the one, I can do that.  If needs me on the wing to score more I can do that.  I don’t have a preferred spot, I just want to do what the team needs.”

  9. Jamir had offers from Minnesota, USC, Seton Hall, Creighton, Alabama, several Ivy Leaguers were hoping to land him, and Stanford wanted him to visit in October.

  10. There has been talk of Jamir applying to the Carlson School of Management although where he's at with making a decision on his major we are not sure at the time.  Last night Harris met with Minnesota coaches Richard Pitino and Kimani Young and this morning the commitment was in.

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