Double take

The sibling of a former Tennessee basketball standout visited the campus over the weekend. Sign in or subscribe now to read all about it.

Cuonzo Martin arrived at Tennessee too late to coach Tobias Harris but he might get a chance to coach Tobias' younger brother.

Terry Harris, who bears a striking facial resemblance to his sibling, was among the prospects attending Tennessee's intense-skills camp on Saturday. He thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

"It was good," he told InsideTennessee. "I've been here before, so it's another good experience to come back and play where he played. I know a lot of his teammates, so it was fun. I had a good time."

A junior at Half Hollow Hills West High School in Dix Hills, N.Y., Terry Harris is a 6-foot-6, 200-pounder with a muscular frame. He isn't as polished as his big brother but he has some raw ability.

"I felt I did pretty good," Terry said. "I got hurt towards the end of the camp — twisted my ankle a little bit in one of the drills — but I played through it."

Whereas Tobias started at power forward for Tennessee at 6 feet 8 and 226 pounds, Terry played mostly on the perimeter player during the Vol camp.

"I tried to keep everybody involved, play the point, show the coaches I can play multiple positions and not just the wing," he said.

Although Tobias opted for the NBA Draft after one year at Tennessee, he enjoyed his time on The Hill and retains strong feelings about the school.

Tobias Harris cut his teeth on the collegiate level at Tennessee before becoming a first-round NBA Draft selection.
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"He loves it," Terry said. "He said it's a great place with a good coaching staff. He said for me to go out there and play like I always do."

The fact Tobias thrived in his lone season at Tennessee — averaging 15.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game en route to first-round selection in the NBA Draft — is a factor his younger brother views as a real plus for the Vols.

"It just gives Tennessee an easier look," Terry Harris said. "That shows me I could go to Tennessee and do well."

Harris has no scholarship offers at this point but says Miami, Providence and George Mason are recruiting him pretty earnestly. Asked what he's looking for in a college, he replied: "Probably a school where I can show off my skills and abilities the best I can. Just a place I can go and play my position with a great coaching staff."

Harris says he averaged 14.5 points and 7 rebounds per game as a high school sophomore last winter after putting up scoring and rebounding averages of "about 18 and 8" in AAU ball last summer.

In addition to Tennessee's intense-skills camp, he plans to check out "Hoop Group and several more elite camps" this summer.

Although following Tobias to Tennessee might create higher expectations, Terry Harris can't foresee comparisons being an issue.

"I'm more of a perimeter guy," he said. "We both like to handle the ball but I'm more of a shooter, and he likes to drive. He's more of a post-up player, and I'm more of a dribble-and-pull-up shooter. I play a little smaller position than him but we have a lot of similarities."

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