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Former Illinois Guard Sencire Harris Transfers to West Virginia

NCAA Basketball: Morehead State at West Virginia

Darian DeVries and the West Virginia Mountaineers added their second player this offseason through the transfer portal with the commitment of former Illinois guard Sencire Harris.

Harris spent two seasons at Illinois under Brad Underwood. After playing the entirety of his freshman season, the Ohio native redshirted as a sophomore.

 

Harris played in 33 games as a freshman at Illinois, averaging 3.7 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 0.9 assists per game while shooting 43% from the field. His biggest game came against Bethune-Cookman on December 29th, when he posted 12 points, four rebounds, and three assists.

Harris played his high school basketball at St. Vincent-St. Mary, otherwise known as the high school of NBA legend LeBron James. When coming out of high school in the Class of 2022, Harris was listed as a four-star prospect and the nation’s 96th-ranked player by the 247Sports index. He also checked in as the 11th-ranked player at his position and the top-ranked player in the state of Ohio.

With his commitment, Harris became West Virginia’s second commitment this offseason, joining former Drake guard Tucker DeVries through the transfer portal.

While West Virginia head coach Darian DeVries still has a long way to go to fill his roster, the additions of DeVries and Harris are two great starts.

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