Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Tobias Harris, a 6-foot-8 junior forward, was named the New York State Class A co- player of the year, according to Syracuse.com.
Harris shared the honor with Syracuse-bound guard Brandon Triche of Jamesville-Dewitt, who averaged 23 points per game.
The two players faced off last month when Harris scored 27 points and added 15 rebounds to lead Long Island Lutheran to a 68-51 victory in the Class A Federation title game. Harris later transferred back to his old school, Half Hollow Hills West.
In other Harris news, numerous coaches turned out Tuesday to watch him in an open gym.
Among the coaches on hand were: Mike Brey (Notre Dame), Paul Hewitt (Georgia Tech), Larry Harrison (West Virginia), Mike Hopkins (Syracuse), Kevin Stallings (Vanderbilt) and Robert Ehsan (Maryland).
Torrel Harris, Tobias’ father, said the following schools had “shown the greatest interest and are Tobias’ favorites:” UConn, Syracuse, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, West Virginia, Virginia Tech, Louisville, Rutgers, Oklahoma and Tennnessee.
“At the end of the summer we will cut the list to five schools and by the end of September we will have a college decision,” Torrel said.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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