Hoops Commit #4

On Wednesday afternoon, UTSA picked up a much needed commit from the Juco ranks. This combo shooting guard/small forward informed the staff he will be signing his LOI for the 'Runners.

Head Coach Brooks Thompson added another piece to his 2015 recruiting class by picking up the commitment of James "J.R." Harris, a combo swing-man from Indian Hills Junior College.

Harris has yet to sign his LOI, but he informed the staff that he will be doing so, and then taking a visit sometime in the near future.

"I think it was best for me to do this. I knew UTSA was the place that I wanted to be at, so I just wanted to get it out of the way," said Harris.

J.R. becomes the 4th commitment of the 2015 class for UTSA and the 'Runners are not finished yet. As InsideRunnerSports has been reporting, expect UTSA to sign at least one more recruit to this class. Either way, Harris was pumped and relieved about his decision.

"I'm excited, it's over. I'm just ready to get to UTSA and start working. Build that chemistry with the team and get to ready to win," said Harris.

At 6'4" 185lbs, J.R. can play either spot, the 2 or 3, and that's where the staff expects him to play. In the end, his relationship with UTSA sophomore to be, Christian Wilson and current 2015 signee, Nick Billingsley, also played a role in his decision.

"Originally I'm from Baton Rouge, LA. Me and Christian Wilson go way back, we know each other. I also know Nick from hooping in the juco ranks," said Harris. He's set to arrive in July, but already has a good relationship with two teammates. Once he gets to campus, he's already got his goals locked in as well.

"Expectations are to work hard, be the best student athlete I can be and help my team win."

(2015 Commits/Signees)

PF A.J. Cockrell 6'8" (Memorial HS/OK)
SF Nick Allen 6'7" (Willow Canyon HS/AZ)
SG Nick Billingsley 6'4" (New Mexico JC)
**SG James "J.R." Harris 6'4" (Indian Hills JC)

**Has yet to sign LOI

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