Postseason Q&A: C.J. Harris

Senior guard C.J. Harris helped lead the Mount Tabor Spartans to the North Carolina State 4-A Championship earlier this month. DeaconSports spoke with Harris about his magical senior season as well as his preparation for next season.

Harris was named MVP of the 4-A championship game and has also been selected to play in the Capital Classic later this month. He also recently played in the North Carolina vs South Carolina All-Star game, scoring 10 points while attempting only five shots. The following is a Q&A with C.J. Harris

Tate Myers: C.J., what did it mean to you to win a state title?
C.J. Harris: "It means a lot. It has been a lifelong dream to win the state championship. It feels great to accomplish that goal. I am truly blessed to have the opportunity. No many players get that chance."

TM: What was the key to your success this year both individually and team-wise?
CH: "Individually, it was that I worked on never taking a play off. Coach Muse drilled that into me and I took it to heart. I also concentrated on playing just as hard on defense as I did on the offensive [end.] As far as the team's success, it was just a matter of the hard work we put in at practice every day."

TM: What parts of your game do you feel improved this season?
CH: "I think I really matured a lot on defense. Also, my jump shot was a lot better. I worked hard on my three point shot and mid-range game."

TM: What are you doing to prepare for next season at Wake?
CH: "I am really going to work on my body and get stronger. I just really wanted to get stronger, quicker, and faster before next season."

TM: What can Wake fans expect from C.J. Harris?
CH: "They can expect someone that really hates to lose and will do anything it takes to get a win."

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