Pittsburgh staff watches hours of future prospect

It's evident that the Pittsburgh coaching staff likes 2006 prospect Paul Harris, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound combo guard/forward from Niagara Falls, New York. The Pittsburgh staff spent many hours inside the gyms of Seton Hall University watching Harris and other potential Panther prospects.

Paul Harris is a special player. He has a great competitive spirit aided by skills that help form him as one of the more versatile athletes on the high school level. This past weekend, Harris continued his momentum in the July evaluation period with some great play for Jeff Bishop's GC Ballers. Harris helped lead his team into the semifinals of the Playaz Ball held this past weekend at Seton Hall University.

Harris, who was bothered with cramps in the second half, couldn't finish the game due to the pain in his legs. He left with just seconds on the clock. "I took a chance by replacing Paul for the foul shots with a freshman," Bishop said. "Paul was in a lot of pain."

Harris' team fell short by a couple of buckets to the Playaz Gold team in the semis.

Harris was a warrior though during this event. He played the point, he rebounded, he blocked shots, and he scored. Harris, just a member of the class of 2006, already has several scholarship offers on the table.

"Pittsburgh, St. John's, Syracuse, South Florida, Purdue, Illinois, and Washington State have offered," said Bishop. "Also St. Bonaventure, Ohio State, Ohio University have offered."

Harris stated he doesn't have a leader in his recruiting process. But he has consistently placed the Panthers among his top schools over the last several tournaments.


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