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West Virginia’s second-leading scorer Eron Harris to transfer

Mar 24, 2014, 4:13 PM EDT

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Eron Harris has decided to transfer out of West Virginia, the school announced on Monday afternoon.

Harris averaged 17.2 points as a sophomore, but the Indianapolis native wanted to head home to play.

“I have enjoyed my time at West Virginia University the past two years, but I want to transfer closer to home,” Harris said in a statement. “I want to be closer to my family, especially being around my little brother.”

“We have enjoyed Eron and his contributions to Mountaineer basketball,” said head coach Bob Huggins. “Of all people, I certainly know what it is like to be closer to family and friends, that’s why I did it as a student-athlete then as a coach.”

Look for local schools like Indiana, Purdue (where his father went to school), Butler and Notre Dame to get involved in trying to land Harris.

  1. musketmaniac - Mar 24, 2014 at 7:31 PM

    Guy was a week spot, at the end of the season. His defense is way below average, and I can’t remember ever having a two guard that couldn’t dribble.

  2. cranespy - Mar 24, 2014 at 9:59 PM

    Love Hugs but he has released or lost an inordinate number of recruits the past several years. He lived off of several of Coach Belein’s recruits his first couple of years but since he has missed far more often than he has hit when it comes to seeing a recruit actually pay dividends on the court.

    Couple that with the fact that the Eeers got no measurable “bounce” from that Final Four appearance a few years back.

    I know he is beloved by Mountaineer fans but one of their former rivals VA Tech just made a huge hire in attracting Buzz Williams to Vicksburg……it will be interesting to see how soon VT moves up the ACC pecking order compared to the Mounties underwhelming start in the Big 12.

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