Decision Looms for NY PF Will Harris

Only recently, it looked as if Will Harris's recruitment would be a drawn-out affair. As it turns out, Harris's decision-making process is almost over.

The 6-foot-6, 22-pound small forward from New Hampshire's Brewster Academy has carved his list down to five schools, and it has a distinct Big East flavor.

"His final five schools are Connecticut, DePaul, Providence, Miami, and Seton Hall," said Eric Jaklitsch, one of Harris's coaches with the New York Elite team. "All of the schools have offered. He doesn't have a favorite."

Harris has chosen a considerable stage to announce his pick. "He's going to sit down with his family and talk about his future," said Jaklitsch. "Then he'll make a decision at ABCD Camp."

The ABCD camp begins next week -- July 6th-9th. Its camp is held at FDU in Teaneck, New Jersey. There will be coverage by this network on his decision.

Harris originally signed with Nebraska after taking a post-graduate year at Maine Central Institute last year, but opted out of the letter of intent, citing medical concerns about his mother. After flirting with the idea of submitting his name for the draft, the Queens native decided to take another post-graduate year at Brewster Academy in New Hampshire, under the tutelage of coach Jason Smith.

Harris impressed this spring with his play at the IS8 League in Queens with Team Real Scout. A ruggedly built player who has worked hard to improve his body over the last year, Will has developed into a viable perimeter threat. He also has the strength to go down and do work on the blocks.

Will plays with the New York Elite on the AAU circuit, and he travelled with that crew this spring, hitting up the Kingwood Classic, Charlie Weber, and the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions. Following ABCD Camp, Harris and the Elite move on to the Summer Classic East, also at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey, followed by the Breakdown Hoops Festival in Miami, and Las Vegas Big Time.

Harris attended Christ the King High School in Queens for his freshman and sophomore seasons before enrolling at Redemption Christian Academy in Troy, New York. Harris has been improving his game over the past couple of years and he should be an impact player as a freshman on the college level.


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