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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.

W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 6 4th/12 (311)
W Tennis Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 6 Milwaukee 7
Softball Detroit 0 VU Softball Field
Apr 6 Valpo 8
Baseball Wright State 4 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 6 Valpo 2
W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 7 9th/12 (642)
Softball Northern Illinois 6 VU Softball Field
Apr 8 Valpo 8
Baseball Valpo 5 Evanston, Ill.
Apr 8 Northwestern 12
Softball Northern Illinois 3 8 inn.
Apr 8 Valpo 4
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
M Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
W Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19, 1:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 5:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26 Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State