Long Islander Finds Comfort In Midwest

Reporter Mike Sullivan has an update on Long Island senior prospect Tyler Harris, who recently took an official visit to Big Ten school Iowa ... Tyler's dad discusses the visit ...

Tyler Harris, a 6-foot-8 senior prospect from St. Benedict's Prep in Newark, New Jersey, completed a an official campus visit this weekend, according to his father, Torrel.

"The official visit to Iowa was great," said Mr. Harris. "Coach Fran has put together a very good experience staff that will help get Iowa back to top.

"Tyler and I were very impress with the academic of the business school which was called John PappaJohn Entrepreneurial Center. We visited the athletic student center that host all athletes who need tutor help," he continued.

"We also toured the new facility that's in construction, the new weight room, basketball practice facility, and basketball office."

But it wasn't all basketball for the Harris family. "We watched the football game against Ball State," stated Mr. Harris. "Iowa won big 45-0."

Then there was some off campus activity for the Harrises. "We had a great dinner at coach Fran's house," he said. "Lost playing pool against a pool shark named assistant coach Sherman Dillar. He beat everyone in the house except he lost to Tyler being a little over confident."

In conclusion, it appears that the Iowa basketball staff did a terrific job in presenting the positives about the school and the program.

"Overall Iowa is a very nice campus," Mr. Harris concluded. "The trip made huge impression on Tyler and gave him something to think about...he will evaluate the remaining top four schools on his list."

Mr. Harris previously told us that Tyler will officially visit North Carolina State on October 1st and Providence College on October 15th. St. John's has also been mentioned as a school of interest.

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