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#22 - Jay Harris
2011-12 Men's Basketball
POS.
G
HT.
6'2"
WT.
155
YR.
So.
HOMETOWN
Aurora, Ill.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Oswego East
Jay Harris

2010-11: Played in all 35 games off the bench in first season as a Crusader ... averaged 5.1 points per game and hit at a team-best 94.9% clip from the free throw line ... debuted with team-high 25 minutes off the bench against IU Northwest Nov. 12 ... tied for team-high honors with six assists against the RedHawks ... also scored nine points, including a perfect 4-of-4 from foul line, in the season-opening win ... scored seven points at #7/6 Kansas Nov. 15 ... hit double figures for the first time in his career with an 11-point effort Nov. 18 in win over PNC ... drained three triples versus the Panthers while also dishing out three assists against no turnovers ... was a perfect 6-of-6 from the foul line in Nov. 26 win over Northern Colorado ... again nailed all six of his free throw attempts, all coming in the final two minutes, in win Nov. 27 over Texas A&M-CC ... hit a trio of first half 3-pointers for nine points to help stake Crusaders to eight-point halftime edge at Toledo Dec. 11 ... set new career high with 14 points at Butler Jan. 1 ... scored all 14 points (4-5 FG, 3-4 3PT, 3-3 FT) in a 5:32 span in the second half, helping Valpo slice 19-point deficit to just five points ... knocked down back-to-back 3-pointers to give Crusaders the lead for good late in the first half of Jan. 7 win over Youngstown State ... also dished out five assists in win over the Penguins ... nailed three more 3-pointers in first half of Jan. 16 win at Detroit ... scored eight points and dished out five assists while committing just one turnover in 30 minutes of action Jan. 21 in win over Milwaukee ... connected on all six of his free throw attempts in final 20 seconds of overtime to ice win over Butler Jan. 29 ... scored eight points, including 4-of-4 from the charity stripe, in 16 minutes in regular season finale against UIC Feb. 26 ... canned two 3-pointers, including key triple with 7:18 to play to extend lead to four points in HL quarterfinal win Mar. 4 over Detroit ... led the Crusaders with 20 points in first-round CIT game against Iona Mar. 16.

Prep: A three-year letterwinner for the Wolves ... First Team All-State selection by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association and Second Team All-State honoree by the Chicago Tribune as a senior ... ranked as the #22 point guard in the nation in the Class of 2010 according to ESPN.com/Scouts, Inc. ... tabbed as the fifth-best prospect overall from the state of Illinois ... averaged better than 28 ppg as a senior for the Wolves ... also posted 3.6 rpg and 3.4 apg while shooting at a 44% clip from behind the 3-point line and 87% from the charity stripe ... named Southwest Prairie Conference Player of the Year while leading Oswego East to first-ever regional championship ... Wolves won 24 games during senior year and also captured conference title ... won the 3-point contest at the annual Chicago High School Classic ... played in Chicago Classic and IBCA All-Star Games ... also an All-Conference selection as a junior ... set Oswego East single-season and career scoring records.

Personal:
Jay is the son of Tommie Harris and Mari Johnson ... major is sports management ... born August 4, 1992.

M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler