Long Island Senior Prospect Loves Campus Trip

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a recruiting update on Long Island senior prospect Tyler Harris, who recently took a campus trip to a Big East basketball program ...

Long Island prospect Tyler Harris, a 6-foot-8 senior guard/small forward from St. Benedict's Prep in Newark, New Jersey, finished up his campus trip to Providence College. His father, Torrel, said it was a terrific visit.

"Providence trip was great," he said. "We met with the academic advisors, the athletic director of the school and watched the team first official practice.

"We attended a student body midnight madness which was full of lots of excitement an activities. Tyler was able to spend lots of quality time with the players including Boatwright and Chandler.

"Then we watched Saturday morning practice and there was a good deal of teaching by all the coaches."

Mr. Harris concluded: "Overall it was a very good visit. We came away very impressed with what Providence stands for and the fans were extremely loud and supportive. It was fun to watch."


Harris also took a visit to North Carolina State. "North Carolina State official visit was great," said Mr. Harris. "We had some good conversations with Head Coach Sidney Lowe, Larry Harris, Monte Towe, and coach Pete about the direction the program is headed. Tyler and myself were very impress with all the experience of the coaches and staff members.

"We met with director of academics Carrie Legger who discussed every aspect of the academic side and their dedication to help all student athletes to graduate.

"We had the opportuniy to watch the team practice for one hour. By watching the practice, Tyler was able to see how his style of play would fit into their offense and the things that coach Lowe demands from his players."

But there was more than basketball on their minds. "We attended the football game against Virginia Tech which was a thrilling game," Mr. Harris said. "NC State played super in the first half and their fans were great. It was a really tough loss the team came out flat in the second half but the fans were really supported to the end.

"Tyler spent some quality time with the players on the team both Friday and Saturday. He thought the players were cool he got along with them well."

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