Only two days since the committing of high school prospect Jayvon Graves, men’s basketball is hitting Bulls fans with another new name. This time it’s JUCO wing Jeremy Harris who has committed to the Bulls:
Buffalo has gotten a commitment from 6'7 wing Jeremy Harris of Gulf Coast State College @CoachBWalk— JucoRecruiting.com (@JucoBasketball) October 20, 2016
Harris will have spent two years playing for Gulf Coast State College before making his way to Buffalo this fall. This is considered another solid commit for the Bulls as Harris is one of the best wing prospects in the JUCO ranks.
Coming out of high school, Harris carried a three-star rating from ESPN and was regarded as the 8th best player in the state of North Carolina. He originally committed to Coastal Carolina before electing to de-commit and pursue JUCO play. While playing for Gulf Coast State last season, he managed to average 13.7 and 6 points per game off of 49% shooting. On top of those stats, Harris also had seven 20-point games.
Harris had offers from Texas Tech, Colorado State, and Florida Gulf Coast. At time of committing, he was also generating interest from NC State, TCU, Iowa State, Marquette, and more.
A JUCO recruit puts the Bulls in interesting position. Next year’s group of juniors will now have 6 players on scholarship, creating a slight imbalance. It’s not the end of the world, but will make room for a couple more JUCO recruits in the far future to balance the scholarship load. Also, one could believe that Bryan Hodgson had another huge role in recruiting this individual, only solidifying his prowess as a recruiter.
The Greensboro, N.C., native somehow flew under the recruiting radar after averaging 15.5 points and 8.0 rebounds per game at Page High School (Greensboro, N.C.). Rated the #17 player in North Carolina’s Class of 2014, Harris decided to go the postgrad route after thinking about junior college.
In Harris, the Commodores have one of the top returning sophomores in the Panhandle Conference. The 6-foot-6 wing player averaged 13.7 points and 6.3 rebounds per game as a freshman and is currently being recruited by the likes of N.C. State, Marquette, and Virginia Tech.