Rugged shooting guard Paul Harris of Niagara Falls, N. Y., has recently picked up a couple new Big East offers. The No. 15 ranked player in the class of 2006 has his eyes set on the Big East right now, but it is still early in the game for Harris.
According to Harris’ AAU coach with the GC Ballers Jeffrey Bishop, Harris has picked up offers from recently from Georgetown and Providence to go along with his previous offer from Pittsburgh. But there is another Big East school that has not yet offered that is near the top of Harris’ list.
“I like Providence, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, and Niagara,” said the 6-foot-5, 220-pound Harris who was at the Syracuse basketball camp when he spoke with Rivals.com. “I like the Big East, but that might change by next year.
“I do want to play for a physical type team. That is why I like Pittsburgh. But I also like Syracuse. They get up and down the court and are recruiting me hard.”
Proximity to Harris’ home might or might not work in Syracuse’s favor.
“Syracuse is not far from home, but it might be good for me to get away from home.”
Two weekends ago Harris had a strong showing in Washington DC, playing for the DC Assault. He took home MVP honors in the Pro Am tournament. According to Coach Bishop, Harris averaged around 20 points and 20 rebounds for the tournament.
Harris is a multi skilled guard who physicality and versatility are his greatest assets. The one skill in particular that he needs to improve is his outside shot. Harris can make jumpers, but he is not a natural shooter.
“He is really working hard on his jump shot to make himself a complete player,” said Coach Bishop. “He is a very hard worker. He is in the gym every night, getting up around a 1,000 shots.”
Harris will attend the adidas Camp in Atlanta this week and will play with the GC Ballers in Las Vegas later this month.