WVU transfer Eron Harris has Michigan in top three

Dylan Burkhardt

eron-harris[1]West Virginia transfer Eron Harris has trimmed his list to three schools: Purdue, Michigan and Michigan State. Harris confirmed to the Indy Star’s Kyle Neddenriep that those schools are “basically” his top three.

“Those are my top three, basically,” Harris said of Purdue, Michigan and Michigan State, adding that he’s still hearing from a few other schools, including Auburn and Indiana.

Harris, who shot 42 percent from the 3-point line as a sophomore, will have to sit out the 2014-15 season per NCAA transfer rules before having two years of eligibility.

“I’m not trying to make it too complicated this time,” Harris said of his recruitment. “There’s not going to be a lot of outside influence, because it’s all about me finding the right situation at the end of the day.”

“I learned some new things about Purdue,” he said. “They basically let me know they wanted me and that is a good feeling. But I’m still planning to get to Michigan and Michigan State both. Their schedules and my schedule haven’t matched up very well, but we’ll work something out.”

Harris averaged over 17 points per game as a sophomore for West Virginia last season and is considered the best transfer available at this time. Harris was one of the top shooters above the break and off-the-dribble creators in the country last season.

  • Train

    I would like this pickup a lot for obvious reasons, but also for the fact that he would only be a two year guy and it wouldn’t affect future recruiting much. The 2016 class is absolutely loaded and mich seems to be in good position for many of the top guys. I like our chances a lot in this one, due to him mentioning that he wants to play in a system where the coach lets his players play, and that is exactly what coach b does

  • dafug

    Huge. For next year, it would really up the level of our practices while Harris also gets a year of player development under our staff. Then assuming Caris has a huge year and goes pro, Harris would step right in as a mature player and make up the scoring difference. If he can average 17 points and shoot 42% from deep at Michigan, he will be an NBA 1st-rounder.

  • Leslie Hoerwinkle

    The dude will only have two seasons of eligibility, so he will want to go to the school where he has the best chance of playing right away. He doesn’t have the luxury of betting on whether or not LeVert goes pro after next season. Therefore, I can’t see him coming to Michigan.

    • blackie6

      I could see Harris or LeVert play the 3 position that Stauskas did this year…. no worries, if he comes they’ll find a place on the court for him IMO

    • geoffclarke

      He will want to be developed quickly for the NBA by the best backcourt coaches in the business. Therefore, I can’t see him going anywhere but Michigan.

  • Jeff Cobb

    Having watched Eron for the past two seasons, I can tell you he really has no dribble drive in his game, nor does he seem to care about defense. But if you want a spot-up, dead eye shooter, he is your man.