Harris Producing a Strong Junior Season

The season has been a good one so far for 6'2 combo guard C.J Harris and the Mt.Tabor Spartans. His team is 13-2 and were winners of the Frank Spencer Holiday Classic, but don't think just because he won the MVP of the tournament and his team is playing well that Harris is content...

C.J. Harris is a versatile and humble 6'2 combo guard who has led the Mt.Tabor Spartans to a 13-2 record and a championship at the Frank Spencer Holiday Classic, a tournament in which Harris averaged 18 points per game. He was also awarded the MVP trophy for the tournament.

The team is playing well and Harris is enjoying his junior campaign. "We are really beginning to come together and play as a team," stated Harris. "The future is real bright here at Mt. Tabor."

Harris is filling up the stat sheet this season, averaging 17 points, 6 assists, and 4 steals per game so far this season. Still, the Winston-Salem native is not satisfied.

"I feel like I am playing good so far this season but I can do better," said Harris. "I am really trying to improve my all around game. I am focusing a lot this year on defense as well as not taking plays off."

When asked about his strengths as a player Harris said his versatility was his strong point at this time. "I can shoot well, play hard defense, get to the rack, and get my teammates involved," he added.

His play has earned him interest from a host of schools around the area. "Wake Forest, Virginia, UNC-Wilmington, and High Point have been the teams that have shown me the most interest," said Harris. "I really like the staff and players at Wake," he added when asked about the Demon Deacons. "They have all shown me a lot of love. I have had a chance to speak with Coach Gaudio and I think he is a great coach and is doing a good job at Wake."

Harris is concentrating on his season at hand as well as keeping his academics in order thus he has not taken any visits recently. Early on, Harris is not ruling any schools out at this point in the recruiting process and even though there is "a lot of pressure" being a top level recruit, he is "excited" about the recruiting process.

Overall, Harris is a very humble player who is concerned with team victories first and foremost and not his individual achievements. He is certainly the type of hard working player that will make some school very happy when he steps foot on their campus in the fall of '09.


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