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

Mar 24, 2014, 4:13 PM EST

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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.

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