New Name in RU Basketball Recruiting

Unbeknownst to many, Will Harris's situation has taken a drastic turn.   The 6-foot-6, 220-pound small forward from Maine Central Institute by way of Queens has decided to re-open his recruitment.

Unbeknownst to many, Will Harris's situation has taken a drastic turn.

  The 6-foot-6, 220-pound small forward from Maine Central Institute by way of Queens has decided to re-open his recruitment. The Nebraska signee recently sought a release from his letter of intent, and it looks like the program will comply with his wishes.

   "(Nebraska) is going to give him his release on Tuesday," said Nate Blue, who coaches Harris for Team Real Scout.

   According to Blue, Harris felt pressured into making the commitment to Nebraska by his prep school coach. He's not going to make a decision in the near future, however. Instead, he'll take another year of prep school.

   "He's going to Brewster Academy (in New Hampshire)," said Blue. "He was accepted to Brewster on Friday."

    A couple of programs have already put out feelers for the able-bodied wing player with the soft perimeter touch. However, Blue stressed that a decision would not be forthcoming.

    "It's still early (in his recruitment)," said Blue. "He's gotten interest from Arizona State, Providence, Seton Hall, Virginia, Depaul, and Rutgers (since opening up his recruitment)."

    Harris was making preparations to withdraw from MCI soon. "He's already fully qualified (academically)," said Blue. "He's going to leave MCI next week, get some rest, and workout.

    "He's playing with the New York Elite this spring and summer. He'll be at the NBA Players Camp, ABCD, Vegas, California, all of those events."

    Harris, who turns 19 in August, has put up numbers playing in the IS8 League in Queens this spring. Will went off for 47 points in Team Real Scout's opening win, and hit for 51 in another game.

    The native of the Corona neighborhood in Queens started off his high school career at Christ the King. Eventually he detoured to Redemption Christian Academy in Troy, New York, and ultimately made his way to MCI to complete his academic requirements. Apparently, he is still looking to polish his game in pursuing the extra postgraduate year.

    Recently, rumors had surfaced that Harris was considering a jump to the NBA. Harris does not appear to be on the radar of NBA scouts, however, and local talent scouts were appalled by the gossip. For the moment, though, Harris's professional ambitions appear to be on hold.


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