Paul Harris continues to lead (18-0) Niagara Falls (N.Y.) High School on its undefeated march through the season. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound perimeter player is not only defending, passing and scoring off the dribble, he is now hitting shots from behind the arc, making 8 three-pointers in his past four games. And of all the schools shooting for Harris, the No. 15 ranked player in the class of 2006, there are three that standout.
"Paul is definitely shooting the ball better," said Niagara Falls assistant coach Sal Constantino. "He had two again last night."
While getting at least some level of interest from a large number of schools, the recruiting efforts of four schools standout from the crowd. Harris, however, is primarily considering two from the Big East and one from his hometown.
"Virginia has really increased their interest, and Paul is hearing from almost everybody," said Constantino. "But Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Niagara are the three that he is most interested in. He loves Coach Mihalich at Niagara."
In his three games last week, Harris averaged 24 points and 12 rebounds.
Niagara Falls, which is ranked No. 13 in the country, has one for league game before a February 12 face off with the No. 1 team in the country (19-0) Vashon High School from St. Louis, Mo.