Thursday, August 28, 2008

Former University of Virginia Basketball Forward Will Harris Transfers to UAlbany Program

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information

Albany, N.Y. -- University at Albany head men’s basketball coach Will Brown announced on Thursday, Aug. 28 that Will Harris has transferred to the University at Albany program. Harris, a 6-foot-6, 245-pound forward who played the last two years at the University of Virginia, has signed a scholarship agreement and will be eligible for competition in the 2009-10 academic year.

“We are very excited to add Will Harris to our program,” said Brown, whose teams have combined for 59 victories and two conference championships over the last three seasons. “Will brings ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) experience to our program and he is a former top 100 player nationally coming out of high school. We expect him to be a major impact player in our conference, as he will be a matchup problem with his ability to play multiple positions. More importantly, Will is an outstanding individual who has enjoyed success in the classroom and on the court.”

A native of Corona, N.Y., Harris appeared in 47 games over the last two seasons as a member of the UVa program. He averaged 2.7 points and 2.5 rebounds as a sophomore to earn his second varsity letter, but did not play in the last 14 games due to an injury. Harris played in all 32 games as a freshman for the Cavaliers. He accounted for 3.6 points and 3.2 rebounds per game.

In 2005-06, Harris attended Brewster Academy in New Hampshire, where he earned first-team all-conference recognition after averaging 21.0 points and 11.0 rebounds. He received the Ronald “Buzzy” Dore Memorial Award as the graduate who exemplified outstanding leadership in the areas of academics, athletics and other activities. Harris scored at a 26.0 clip the previous year at Maine Central Institute

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