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.
Eron Harris, a 6-foot-3, 170-pound shooting guard from Lawrence (Ind.) North, verbally committed to West Virginia after a weekend visit.
“It felt like home,” he said by text. “Coach [Bob] Huggins was a very real and straight up person. He told me he needed me and I aw them practice and they need a shot-maker/ball-handler/defender.”
He also had offers from Wisconsin, Dayton, Loyola, Evansville, Georgia State, Buffalo and Jacksonville.
“I can put the ball on the floor and have a quick first step,” Harris told WVGazette.com. “I think what they like is I’m a consistent scorer. I’m not the best shooter, but I can get hot. Also, defensively, I’ve put a lot of work into my game. I take pride in it now.”
Andrew White, the No. 12 small forward in the Class of 2012 per Rivals, also enjoyed his visit this weekend to West Virginia.
He said by text he liked ” the staff, players and the campus.”
The 6-6 White, out of the Chester (Va.) Miller School, will still visit Texas and Louisville the next two weekends.
“I don’t have a set timetable” for deciding, he 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.
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.