Ivan Harris, 6-7 scoring wing player from Springfield South High School in Ohio, took in last night's Ohio State-Nebraska ACC/Big Ten Challenge game. Harris did verbal to Ohio State after the game. The Buckeyes have done extensive recruiting work already and it paid off. Harris is a junior.
Harris also considered Michigan State. Harris visited both schools. Harris told us previously:
"On my Michigan State trip I met Magic Johnson. It was great talking to him about basketball. I even got his autograph. My Ohio State visit was also great. I like the coaches and players. I already know some of the players on the Ohio State team."
It appears the Buckeye visit was a little bit better.
Harris knows Matt Sylvester and Brandon Fuss-Cheatham. This also helped. "I played with them on a team that went to Germany," Harris said. "I got along great with both of them. It was fun playing with them."
Harris, who averaged 20 points and nine rebounds last year, is skilled and can shoot the three.
Harris, a 6-7, 200-pound natural lefty, told us he has been working hard on making his right hand more effective when he has the rock. "I want to be able to move quickly with either hand," Harris said. "This will make me a better player."
Harris has nice range on his jumper. So once he rounds out that part of his game, he is likely to be able to take people off the dribble better. Harris also possesses a nice jump hook close in.
Many consider Harris the second best player in Ohio behind Lebron James.