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Monday / December 18.
  • UConn Coaches Targeting Harris

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    Tobias Harris was not at Saturday’s Notre Dame-UConn game, despite reports to the contrary. However, UConn coaches will go to watch the 6-foot-8 Harris sometime soon.

    His Long Island Lutheran team plays the Collegiate School today in the Collegiate Invitational championship game at 3 p.m., but the snow will keep the UConn coaches away.

    “We had a game yesterday,” Torrel Harris said.  “We didn’t go to UConn.”

    Tobias Harris played yesterday against Upper Room of Dix Hills, N.Y. and had a triple-double of 28 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Achraf Yocoubou, another UConn target, added 36 points.

    “I like UConn a lot,” Harris told me recently. “I like the way they play and I like the game.”

    He said UConn is the only school that has offered both Tobias and his brother Tyler.

    “UConn is the only school that’s offered me and him,” Tobias said.

    Tobias has a long list of schools including UConn, Tennessee, Louisville, Syracuse, Rutgers, Georgetown, Virginia, Maryland, Marquette, West Virginia, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, St. John’s, Boston College, Notre Dame, Georgetown, Indiana and USC.

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    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.

    • Zag –

      UCONN in driver seat for these studs from LuHi in your oppinion?

    • Achraf Yocoubou, who is a tremendously athletic player and great scorer, definitely likes UConn and told me that was his favorite.

      As for Tobias, I think it’s early and he has about 10-15 suitors, but he definitely said he likes the program. I think he’ll narrow his list down to 5-10 after the season.

      Thanks