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Tobias Harris returned from his official visit to West Virginia Sunday and now has just two remaining on his seven-campus tour.
“I had a good time, I liked it,” the 6-foot-8 Harris said Sunday night by phone. “I got to chill with the guys, see the practice facility and see the campus life.”
West Virginia coach Bob Huggins told Harris he could slide in and take over for departing senior Da’Sean Butler and sophomore Devin Ebanks, who may leave for the NBA.
“They’re losing Da’Sean Butler and they might lose Devin Ebanks so he wants me to come in and play the roles they’re playing. It sounds good,” Harris said.
Harris has now visited Syracuse, Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisville and West Virginia with Maryland (Nov. 13-14) and Georgia Tech (Nov. 16-17) due up in the next week.
He is set to announce Nov. 19.
“When we finish all the visits, Tobias will decide,” Torrel Harris, his father, said recently. “Right now all of them are equal. Every one is better and better.”
MOUNTIES DOWN MOUNTAIN STATEKevin Jones of Mount Vernon, N.Y., came off the bench to put up 21 points and 10 boards Sunday as West Virginia downed Mountain State 104-82 in an exhibition.
Long Island City’s Devin Ebanks had 19 points and 10 boards and JUCO transfer Casey Mitchell added 19 points on 7-for-13 shooting.
Da’Sean Butler had 10 and 9.
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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.