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Thursday / June 20.
  • Tyler Harris to Providence

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    Tyler Harris is headed to the Big East.

    The 6-foot-8 Long Island native opted to transfer to Providence from N.C. State, choosing the Friars over Temple, Dayton, UAB and South Florida.

    “He has developed a great relationship with (head) coach (Ed) Cooley and (assistant) coach (Andre) LaFleur,” Torrel Harris told SNY.tv. “He believed in them, how they would utilize him to be a major contributor to the team and he looks forward to competing in the Big East.”

    Harris, the younger brother of Milwaukee Bucks forward Tobias Harris, will have three years of eligibility remaining after sitting out next season, per transfer rules.

    Harris averaged just 1.8 points and 1.2 rebounds as a freshman.

    He originally chose N.C. State over  St. John’s, Wake Forest, Providence, Iowa, South Florida and UConn.

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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.