Sencire Harris to the Illini

I’m from the Cincinnati area, so I really haven’t seen much of Harris. As an Illini grad/fan, I’m interested in what kind of player he is. Anyone care to share some feedback on the type of player he is? Thanks in advance.
 

Irish60

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Harris is a 6'3" 4-star shooting guard who for large stretches of last season was the best player on the Irish squad that featured POY Malaki Branham. He is quick and has a good, albeit sometimes steaky, shot. He has, by all accounts, fully bought into the team and defense-first philosophy that Coach Joyce preaches. He may be a little slightly built for the Big 10 at the moment, but he has a year to develop. Rivals has him listed at 180 pounds; which I can't believe. Someone must have had another foot on the scale to get him up to that weight! He's got the tools to compete at the Big 10 level; and with another year to develop, the Illini may have gotten themselves a good one! Good luck to the young man.
 

eastisbest

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Harris is a 6'3" 4-star shooting guard who for large stretches of last season was the best player on the Irish squad that featured POY Malaki Branham. He is quick and has a good, albeit sometimes steaky, shot. He has, by all accounts, fully bought into the team and defense-first philosophy that Coach Joyce preaches. He may be a little slightly built for the Big 10 at the moment, but he has a year to develop. Rivals has him listed at 180 pounds; which I can't believe. Someone must have had another foot on the scale to get him up to that weight! He's got the tools to compete at the Big 10 level; and with another year to develop, the Illini may have gotten themselves a good one! Good luck to the young man.

Is that sirloin or filet? :D

Looking at the Ohio St roster, 6'3" 180lb seems to fit in. And they are pretty skinny. They have a few 6'6" at only 195. Meechie Johnson at 172. Illinois has several in that ball park also, including a 6'6" 180lb Jr. I think the idea that the Big 10 is a bunch of Charles Barkley's is more myth than reality. Physically, he's ready to go. I'm sure they'll add strength but weight and muscle doesn't seem an issue.

Edit: I looked at some of the pictures of those college 6'3" 180lb and then of Harris.... might have been a few stones in his shoes.
 
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Yeap. It is what it is. And many don’t make it to the NBA. Education people, then basketball or football. Many kids who have Little guidance are walking our streets.
 

Irish60

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transfer in high school, transfer in college. a portal lock if there's ever been one.
I think this is a little harsh. I don't recall the reason he transferred to STVM, but he has been a model citizen with the Irish. He certainly didn't transfer in order to be the focal point of the team since he has, to a certain extent, sat in the long shadows cast by Lunden McDay and Malaki Branham. If there were any maturity issues before, they certainly appear to be a thing of the past at this point. I think the young man is going to have a huge year for the Irish in 2022 and I hope he has a successful career with the Illini.
 

StarstoShine

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Harris has a huge upside. He is a lengthy 6-3 wing 2 guard who can handle the ball drive the lane shoot the 3. He is a high flyer who can provide electric dunks and apply defensive pressure. Sencire is a great addition to the Illini program. The 2021-22 Irish will be competing for their 10th state title under Harris, Pryor, Hayes. Stratford, Hamilton and company. Akron Buchtel will be their toughest competition to repeat.
 

y2h

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I think this is a little harsh. I don't recall the reason he transferred to STVM, but he has been a model citizen with the Irish. He certainly didn't transfer in order to be the focal point of the team since he has, to a certain extent, sat in the long shadows cast by Lunden McDay and Malaki Branham. If there were any maturity issues before, they certainly appear to be a thing of the past at this point. I think the young man is going to have a huge year for the Irish in 2022 and I hope he has a successful career with the Illini.
Because he was recruited, just like all the high profile kids St V gets.
 
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