Former Missouri point guard Blake Harris has announced he will transfer to NC State. He will be eligible to play one year from now, when ACC play starts in 2019. He has 3.5 years of eligibility remaining.
Harris was originally signed with Washington, but was released from his LOI when Lorenzo Romar was fired. He followed top prospect Michael Porter Jr, from Washington to Missouri, picking the Tigers over NC State, among other teams.
Harris played 14 minutes per game, averaging 3.8 points per game and 3.1 assists. He was a consensus four-star recruit out of high school. Harris will bring passing and athleticism to the Pack next year.
Harris will walk on this semester, since State already has 13 scholarship players, but will be put on scholarship next season. That will put the Pack two scholarships over the limit, so that means two players who are not graduating will be leaving the team.
I know many will think this is a bad sign for Markell Johnson, but let the process play out. Personally, I don’t think this means that Johnson isn’t coming back, I think Keatts saw a good player who he wanted the first time around, and had the opportunity to add him to his team, so he did. And based on how we play, having four point guards on the roster won’t be an issue.