MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Although there has been a lot of negative stories surrounding the West Virginia basketball program lately, one player on the team is about to accomplish something unbelievably positive.
Josiah Harris, a forward for the Mountaineers, is applying to graduate from West Virginia University as a freshman!
Harris’ mother, Carris Harris, posted the following message on social media earlier today: “My son has applied for graduation as a freshman. He will have his bachelors degree! I wish they had a summer graduation ceremony, but they do not so I have to wait until December to see you walk the stage. We are so proud of you Bean!”
Harris replied to his mother by saying, “Love you mom! None of this is possible without the foundation you and dad have set for me.”
Harris, a 6’7 forward from Canton, Ohio, didn’t see much action for the Mountaineers last year as a freshman but is expected to take on an expanded role in the upcoming season.
My son @Jojo_bean0730 has applied for graduation as a freshman. He will have his bachelor degree💜I wish they had a summer graduation ceremony, but they do not so I will have to wait until December to see you walk the stage😩 we are so proud of you bean! #studentathlete pic.twitter.com/8tkv6AcePV
— Carrie harris (@Dvecar) July 5, 2023