Eron Harris

Report: Three schools stand out to West Virginia transfer Eron Harris

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After averaging 17.2 points and 3.5 rebounds per game last season, former West Virginia guard Eron Harris is regarded as one of the top available transfers in college basketball. While he won’t be able to help a team immediately in game action as he’ll have to sit out the 2014-15 season per NCAA transfer rules, Harris would be a valuable addition for a program in need of production on the perimeter.

And in a story written by Kyle Neddenriep of the Indianapolis Star on Wednesday, three Big Ten schools currently stand out in the eyes of the Indianapolis native: Michigan, Michigan State and Purdue. The report comes two days after Harris spent some time on the Purdue campus.

“I learned some new things about Purdue,” he said. “They basically let me know they wanted me and that is a good feeling. But I’m still planning to get to Michigan and Michigan State both. Their schedules and my schedule haven’t matched up very well, but we’ll work something out.”

All three schools have experienced important personnel losses on the perimeter this offseason, with both Michigan (Nik Stauskas) and Michigan State (Gary Harris) losing players to the NBA Draft. Michigan State also lost senior point guard Keith Appling from its perimeter rotation, and Purdue will have to account for the departures of both Terone (graduation) and Ronnie (transfer) Johnson.

It was also noted in the story that programs such as Auburn and Indiana have reached out to Harris, who stated that he would like to “get situated as soon as I can” at his next school.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR POWER RANKINGS: Buddy Hield isn’t going anywhere

Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield (24) drives to the basket as LSU guard Antonio Blakeney (2) defends in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
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It’s Tuesday, which means that it is once again time for the NBC Sports Player of the Year Power Rankings.

And you’ll be shocked to find out that Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield is still No. 1 in those rankings. By a pretty wide margin.

The rest of the top 10?

They can be found here, at the CBT FaceBook page. Follow that page for the countdown:

POSTERIZED: Texas A&M-CC with an off-the-backboard dunk

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This is pretty nice from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, who has made a habit out of getting themselves on the highlight reel.

Here’s another angle of the dunk: