Bob Huggins is once again going back to his old stomping grounds to bring a recruit home. According to Jake Weingarten of Stockrisers, Huggins was on the phone with four star forward Josiah Harris today. In addition to Huggins, Harris spoke with Cincinnati’s John Brannen and Michigan’s Juwan Howard.
West Virginia’s Bob Huggins and Michigan talked with Josiah Harris this afternoon, he told @Stockrisers.
*This was from an hour ago but i’m currently flying and the plane’s wifi was (bad) okay. https://t.co/yndDsWZ4jT
— Jake (@jakeweingarten) June 16, 2020
Harris, a 6’8 forward from Richmond Heights (outside of Cleveland), Ohio, is a class of 2022 player and has started to receive major interest around the country. Harris currently holds offers from Ohio State, Kansas State, Wichita State, Texas A&M, among several others.
Harris was a second-team All-Ohio pick in Division IV, averaging 20.2 points per game. His team finished with a 22-4 record and had reached the regional finals before the tournament was canceled at the end of last season.
At 6’8 and with a 7’1 wingspan, Harris has the size and length to do virtually everything on the floor. His game is very fluid; he can handle the ball, shoot from the perimeter and get to the basket. He has been referred to as “Baby Melo”, referencing former NBA star Carmelo Anthony.
Harris visited the West Virginia campus earlier in the year on an unofficial visit and of course loved the atmosphere, facilities and teammates in Morgantown. Although Harris will rack up an incredible amount of offers, he called Bob Huggins a “legend” and said that “he loves everything about Huggins and West Virginia.” Expect the Mountaineers to get serious consideration for this young, ultra-talented player.