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Monday / August 8.
  • St. Pat’s Guard Jamir Harris to Visit Minnesota, Stanford

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    HILLSIDE, N.J. — St. Patrick’s senior guard Jamir Harris is a pure shooter and prolific scorer who also boasts a 3.9 GPA.

    Harris is being courted by a range of programs and is now seeing the recruiting process heat up.

    “I have an official visit to Minnesota planned this month [Sept. 29] and next month I have one to Stanford [Oct. 23],” Harris said Thursday after an open gym that was highlighted by Kentucky coach John Calipari coming to meet with 6-foot-11 senior big man Nick Richards.

    On top of Calipari, Minnesota assistant Kimani Young was in the house for the 6-foot-2, 185-pound Harris, who runs with the NJ Playaz AAU program on the Nike EYBL circuit. Head coach Richard Pitino is also expected to come see him next week.

    Minnesota just landed St. Raymond’s point guard Isaiah Washington and is targeting Harris to join him in the backcourt.

    “I know Isaiah, he’s a real cool dude,” Harris said. “I’m happy for him with his decision, I’m not sure what I’m going to do yet. But I know he’s going to do well.

    Stanford, Fordham, USC, Seton Hall, Hofstra, Old Dominion and Princeton are among the other schools recruiting Harris.

    “They’re all reaching out to me and trying to get to know me,” he said. “As of right now I’m not sure if I’m going to sign early or late.”

    Harris believes he can play both guard spots in college.

    “Just whatever the coach needs me to be,” he said. “If he needs me to play the one and make plays for others, or score on the wing, or score from the ball position, I can do as well. It’s whatever the team needs.”

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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.