Sencire Harris and Amani Hansberry Visiting WVU This Weekend

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Although very little information has leaked out since Darian DeVries took over as the head coach of the West Virginia Mountaineers, big things are happening behind closed doors. Earlier in the week, former Illinois assistant coach Chester Frazier as the new associate head coach of the Mountaineers.

Frazier, considered one of the nation’s top young coaches and recruiters, already has multiple players on his radar, including at least a couple of his former players at Illinois.

According to Fox Illinois & News Channel 20 Sports Director Dante J Furco, two players who recently entered the transfer portal from Illinois will be in Morgantown on an official visit at WVU this weekend. “Hearing from Morgantown, that former Illinois guard Sencire Harris will take an official visit to West Virginia this weekend. As I reported on Monday, West Virginia is #1 on Harris’ list, given their recent addition of former Illinois’ assistant coach Chester Frazier.”

Later, Furco said that Harris’ teammate Amani Hansberry will join him for his trip to Morgantown. “I’m told that former Illinois big man Amani Hansberry will take an official visit to West Virginia later on this weekend. Amani Hansberry was originally recruited to Illinois by now West Virginia associate head coach Chester Frazier.”

Harris, a 6’3 guard from Akron, Ohio, entered the transfer portal after news of Frazier leaving for West Virginia started to come out. Harris was a four star recruit and ranked as the #62 player in the nation out of high school. As a freshman at Illinios two years ago, he averaged 3.7 points and 2.1 rebounds per game, and then redshirted last season. He’s considered an elite defender and has a developing offensive game.

Hansberry,  a 6’8 forward from Baltimore, Maryland, is also a former four star recruit who has a tremendous relationship with Frazier. He was the 2023 Maryland Player of the Year. He averaged 2.4 points and 2.1 rebounds per game as a freshman in limited minutes last season, but he has huge upside and could potentially develop into a star player at West Virginia.

In addition to Harris and Hansberry, there are rumored to be at least two other players scheduled to be on the WVU campus this weekend for visits. Although there has been very little news to report in terms of the West Virginia roster since DeVries became the head coach, this could be a potentially huge weekend for the future of the basketball program!