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Friday / March 24.
  • Torrel Harris: ‘I Don’t Even Know Myself’

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    The Tobias Harris World Tour is winding down and there is only one more visit scheduled before he signs Nov. 18.

    The 6-foot-8 Harris, a senior forward at Dix Hills (N.Y.) Half Hollow Hills West, visited Maryland this weekend and heads to Georgia Tech today (Sunday).

    “The trip to Maryland went well,” said his father, Torrel. “We visited the business school and it was awesome, particularly the entrepreneur department. We meet with the head of admissions. We watched Maryland’s first game of the year [an 89-51 rout of Charleston Southern on Friday]. The fans are crazy and fun. My family had a great sit-down meeting with Gary Williams, who I value as a great coach because he always finds a way to beat Duke and North Carolina with less talent, without All-American players every year. He helps a lot of his players reach their potential.

    “I don’t think Coach Williams gets enough credit for his success as others coaches around the country. I consider him a future Hall of Famer. I went with my sons, T.J. and Terry, and the coaches to watch the football game while Tobias, Tyler and the Maryland players went to the movies.

    “I was impressed that even though the football game was a blowout [a 36-9 loss to Virginia Tech ]the Maryland fans were loyal to their team. We had a great meeting with the strength conditioning and strength coach. We just had a very good time at Maryland. It’s a great school, academics through basketball.”

    Harris has now visited Syracuse, Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisville, West Virginia and Maryland.

    After returning from Georgia Tech Tuesday, Tobias will decide.

    “We’re going to break it down Tuesday to Thursday,” Torrel said. “It’s going to be tough. I don’t even know myself. I don’t know what school Tobias is going to pick.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.