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Harris to Transfer From Crusader Men’s Basketball Program
Jay Harris appeared in 66 games over his two years as a Crusader. (Ray Acevedo)
Jay Harris appeared in 66 games over his two years as a Crusader. (Ray Acevedo)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that sophomore guard Jay Harris has been granted a release from his commitment to the Crusader men’s basketball program and will be transferring.

“Jay has been a great asset to our program, helping us win 45 games over the last two years,” said Drew.  “We are going to miss Jay, but know he is going to be successful at his future destination.  He will always be part of the Valpo family.”

Harris appeared in 66 games in his two years with the Crusaders, averaging 6.9 points per game while hitting better than 90% of his free throw attempts.  He posted 9.0 ppg while averaging 25 minutes per game in 2011-2012 as a sophomore, shooting 40.3% from the floor. 

“I had a great two years at Valparaiso,” said Harris.  “We had two 20-win seasons and I got to play with a league championship team.  Both the coaching staff and the team treated me great, but this decision was best for my family and me.  I’m looking forward to my future.”

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