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Robert Harris, Jr., accepts scholarship offer from WWU

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Robert Harris, Jr., accepts scholarship offer from WWU

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Robert Harris, Jr., a 5-foot-10 point guard, who played at NCAA Division I University of Idaho last season, has accepted a scholarship offer to play men’s basketball at Western Washington University beginning this fall.

“Robert is a proven player at the collegiate level and we are thrilled to get him,” said Viking head coach Tony Dominguez in making the announcement. “He’s a DI talent who brings experience and athleticism that will be a key for us this season.”

Harris played in 24 games for the Vandals as a junior, making 12 starts. He averaged 4.7 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game, shooting 39.0 percent (16-of-41) from 3-point range.

Harris had a career-high 16 points on 4-of-8 3-point shooting against Seattle U.

Prior to transferring to Idaho, Harris played two seasons at Eastern Arizona College.

As a sophomore, he averaged 13.6 points, 3.8 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 2.1 steals on a team that finished 21-10 and appeared in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region I Tournament. Harris earned second-team All-Arizona Community College Athletic Conference and second-team Division I All-Region honors that season.

As a freshman, Harris averaged 10.6 points, 4.0 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 1.5 steals on an 18-13 team.
Harris is a graduate of Rainier Beach High School, playing on a state championship team there as a sophomore and one that reached state as a senior.

WWU graduated six of its top eight players, three of them starters, from a 31-3 team that reached the national semifinals.

 

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