It’s just a matter of time and West Virginia’s incoming freshmen for the upcoming men’s basketball season will be in Morgantown for summer school and offseason conditioning. One of those new guys coming in is Eron Harris out of Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis.
The guard finished his senior year of high school averaging 14 points per game – however, overall it was a season he felt disappointed with as his team finished under .500. But now, all the focus for Harris is on getting into Morgantown in June and getting his college career underway.
He’s one of three players in this year’s class for West Virginia and Harris almost wound up elsewhere before the Mountaineers made a late push in the recruiting process for him.
“Before that, I was going to pick Dayton, definitely,” he said. “But then I went (to Morgantown) and I was like, ‘this is perfect, I feel at home here. It’s a Hall of Fame coach, I’ll have a chance to play when I come freshman year and it’s going to be a fight – I like the fight.’”
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And as for his role with West Virginia during his freshman season?
“I feel like I’m an all-around player. Wherever you need me, you can call on me for. If you need me to play defense, I take pride in defense,” he said. “If you need me to be a shooter and just get open, I can do that for you. If you need me to handle the ball, I can do that for you – that’s how I see myself and that’s how I want to be.”
Still, there are a couple of areas in his game he’s hoping to tune up before he officially makes that complete transition into the college game.
“My speed and quickness need to pick up,” he said. “And also the quickness on my release on my shot – it needs to be quicker.”
Another key for Harris of coming to WVU is getting to play for Mountaineer head coach Bob Huggins.
“We have a pretty good relationship,” Harris said. “I’ve talked to him a lot since I’ve committed and I just can’t wait to get down there, be in that environment and start working.”