Missouri’s 6’3 freshman PG, Blake Harris (a former 4-star) has put in his transfer and was granted his release earlier today.
Missouri freshman guard Blake Harris told ESPN he has received his release and will transfer elsewhere. Heralded recruit out of Chapel Hill.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) January 5, 2018
Harris is from Chapel Hill, NC and went to Word of God Academy in Raleigh. If you remember, we reported that Harris visited NC State in March before committing to Missouri in April.
Actually, Harris was only looking around because he had decommitted from Washington after their coaching change. It’s likely that he followed Michael Porter Jr (also a former Washington commit) to Missouri and wasn’t really set that decision in the first place.
So, where will he end up? At this point, there really isn’t any concrete talk about Harris to NC State (or any other school for that matter), but there is talk that he would like to be closer to home.
Missouri freshman guard Blake Harris says that he has received his release and will transfer elsewhere. Harris prefers to go closer to home in North Carolina, but wouldn’t rule out anyone.
— SWM (@sportswm) January 5, 2018
I think Wolfpack fans would be wise to keep track of this over the next week or so.
Harris was highly recruited, both before his Washington commitment and after he reneged (prior to selecting Mizzou). He held offers from NC State, Michigan State, UConn, Cincy, Clemson, Memphis, LSU, Wake Forest, VT and many more. So obviously, all those schools are likely back in play.
Also note that Harris is good friends with NC State commit Ian Steere, who tweeted this today.
Best of luck to my bro @blizzyblake55_ wherever he goes ????????
— Ian Steere (@notorious21_) January 5, 2018
Harris was averaging 3.8 points and 3 assists in 13 minutes per game. He shot 40% from the floor, but did not connect on any of his seven 3pt attempts.
Harris actually has a good shot, so I’m surprised to see he hasn’t hit a single 3 this season. However, 40% from the floor isn’t a bad number for a freshman PG. His assist total is where he shines. It may not look like much, but 3 assist per game is pretty good when you take into account he was only getting 13 minutes per game. If you break that down, Harris is averaging .23 assist per minute. For comparison, Markell Johnson was averaging .24 assists per minute and he was leading the ACC in ‘Assist Rate.’
Check out Harris’ Missouri highlight reel. He’s a big guard with good vision, good size, athleticism and a nice stroke. All things Keatts looks for in a PG.
And his reel from HS.
NC State Offers 3-Star PG Shakeel Moore
NC State offered a scholarship to 3-Star 2020 Point Guard Shakeel Moore (6’1″/185) yesterday.
Moore plays for Piedmont Classical High School in Greensboro, North Carolina. He averaged 15.1 points per game for the Bobcats last year.
247Sports ranks Moore as the #7 player in the state of North Carolina in the 2020 recruiting class.
Moore took an unofficial visit to NC State on June 10th before attending the NBA Top 100 Camp up in Charlottesville, Virginia.
He also holds offers from ECU, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Providence, Penn State, Mississippi State, Cincinnati, and others.
Moore plays on the AAU circuit with another NC State target, 2021 4-Star Point Guard Cam Hayes, on team CP3. He will be taking an unofficial visit to UNC today.
NC State Offers 5-Star F Trey Patterson
The NC State Men’s Basketball program offered a scholarship to 2021 5-Star Forward Trey Patterson (6’8″/207) on Monday.
247Sports ranks Patterson as the #15 overall player nationally in the 2021 recruiting class, the #5 Small Forward, and the #1 player in the state of New Jersey.
Rivals lists Patterson as a Power Forward, while ESPN and 247 list him as a Small Forward.
Patterson also holds offers from Auburn, Cincinnati, Florida, Maryland, Georgetown, Rutgers, Tennessee, UCLA, Wake Forest, UCONN, Seton Hall, TCU, Villanova, and others.
NC State Offers 5-Star SF Quincy Allen
NC State extended an offer to 5-Star 2021 Small Forward Quincy Allen (6’6″/180) yesterday.
Rivals ranks him as the #23 overall player in the 2021 recruiting class, while 247Sports and ESPN rank him 24th and 28th respectively.
Allen plays for Maret High School in Washington D.C., and ESPN and 247 both rank him as the #1 player in the Capital City. He averaged 11 points per game last year for the Frogs as a Sophomore.
Allen also holds offers from Georgetown, Virginia Tech, Florida, Syracuse, Howard and Delaware.
NC State Offers 4-Star SF Earl Timberlake
NC State’s Men’s Basketball coaches extended an offer to 2020 Small Forward Earl Timberlake (6’6″/215) on Saturday.
247Sports ranks Timberlake as the #28 overall player in the 2020 recruiting class, the #6 Small Forward, and the #1 player in the state of Maryland.
Timberlake just finished an Official Visit to South Carolina, and previously took one to Providence. He told 247’s Evan Daniels that he also would like to visit Alabama, Pittsburgh and Seton Hall.
He plays for the powerhouse DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland.
Timberlake also holds offers from Florida, Cincinnati, Kansas State, Georgetown, Maryland, Penn State, Pitt, Providence, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, West Virginia, Alabama, Clemson, Louisville, Ohio State, and others.