September 17, 2009
Harris talks SU coaches visit
Glen Head, New York Half Hollow Hills West power forward Tobias Harris is seeing his recruitment come to a close. Over the past week Harris and his family have been entertaining all kinds of college basketball coaches as they have visited the Harris family. One of the schools that visited over the weekend was Syracuse.
"Coach Boeheim and Coach Hopkins came down for the visit," Harris said. "It was good everything was really straight forward."
Harris, 6-foot-8, 220 pounds has been receiving pitch after pitch from the college coaches that have come across his house this past week. During the visit with the Orange coaches they talked about a few items, but two really stuck out.
"We talked about how I would fit into their offense, the academics, and a few other things."
What does Harris think of how the Orange play basketball?
"It seems like a good offense. They let their players play. We worked on a couple of plays that they run for their four or three man and it is pretty good."
Other than the basketball part of Syracuse the school has left an impression on him as well and one of the reasons is because the Syracuse coaches have been with him since the start of the recruiting process.
"The whole school [I like], they [Syracuse] have been recruiting me since I first got onto the scene."
The Orange coaches and Harris have a solid relationship at this point, but it is some basketball players that are not at Syracuse that also have a great relationship with Harris.
"Me, Dion [Waiters], and C.J. [Fair] we talk a lot. They are cool."
Now with almost all of his visits from coaches complete are any schools going to make the cut with no problem?
"No schools are locked right now. It is going to just be a matter of finishing up the home visits and seeing who is there and that type of stuff," Harris stated. "I am looking to make my cut to five or six teams."
The college decision for the talented Empire State product is still scheduled for the signing day in November.
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