Reports: Harris sets date for official visit to Kentucky

  • 10/04/2011 11:35 am in

Gary Harris has set a date for his official visit to Kentucky.

Kyle Neddenriep of The Indianapolis Star has confirmed an earlier report that Harris will visit Lexington on the weekend of October 22.

The 6-foot-6 shooting guard, the No. 10 overall player in the 2012 class by ESPN.com, took his first official visit last weekend to Purdue.

His official visit to Kentucky falls in between a trip to Bloomington on October 15-16 and a trip to Michigan State on November 5-6.

Harris, who is expected to sign a National Letter of Intent during the early period that runs from November 9-16, is documenting his official visits in a diary for Scout.com premium subscribers.

Related:

– Q & A: Harris reflects on AAU season, looks ahead (July 30, 2011)
– Recruitment status quo for five-star guard Harris (June 26, 2011)
– NBA Top 100 Camp Q & A: Gary Harris (June 17, 2011)
– Gary Harris discusses recruitment in radio interview (April 30, 2011)
– Harris not surprised at Indiana’s recruiting resurgence (November 22, 2010)
– Indiana “very high” on Harris’ list following weekend visit (October 3, 2010)

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  • Plane1972

    Try some decaf, buddy.

  • InTheMtns

    I believe Harris has said that he intends to announce early in November. The early period for National Letter of Intent runs from November 9-16. I suppose that he possibly might delay if he continues to get new interest from additional schools. He has said that he loves playing both basketball and football, but I believe he said at one point that he thinks it would be better for him to focus on only one in college and that would be basketball. Still free to change his mind, I’m sure, but I think he plans to play only basketball.

  • Montez Walters

    Purdue isn’t a “high profile program”…I guess in Indiana it is. Am I missing something??

    If you consider neighboring state schools “MSU & OSU far from home” you’ve probably got a pretty focused view and may in fact think Purdue is high profile so I can’t hold it against you. 

    UCLA or UCONN would be considered far from home….high profile programs as well btw. 

    I’m not sayin’, I’m just sayin’.

  • jaywiz

    i just want to see how small these boxes can get.

  • Purdue belongs to a major conference (and finished in the top-2 in each of the last four years) and is often shown on national tv (something your favorite team can’t claim lately, I might add). Whether you like Purdue or not, we do have a national profile.

    Far away from home as in he’s mentioned that it’s important that he go to school close enough where he can travel back to see his brothers play. It’s a lot easier to do that from West Lafayette or Bloomington than Columbus, Lexington or East Lansing.

    I’m not sure why you brought up UCLA or UCONN, but yes, they are high profile programs that are also far from home. Also, water is wet and the orange chicken from Panda Express is delicious. Anything else to add?

  • MillaRed

    I would like to but I am hanging on to every word and action of Gary Harris right now……I have been for years. It’s what I do.

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    Did you hear they’re raising the minimum drinking age in Kentucky to 32?  They’re trying their best to keep alcohol out of the high schools!  HA.

    I’ve got a distant uncle from Kentucky that recently passed away and left all he had in trust to his wife.  Unfortunately, she can’t get her trailer until she’s 14!

  • Bleeding Crimson

    I guess my point is that I now sure one recruit warrants the tradition.  I understand we will be able to get more in the Hall, which in return may be a good thing for future recruiting but I do know this one was done just for GH.
    I hope he understand this…
    I will be there with the chants as well.
    bc

  • Bleeding Crimson

    I think we can find a spot on the football team.
    Alex, why can’t we give he a football schooly and play basketball as well?

  • Jimfarley07

    Today I spoke with a high school basketball coach from Indianapolis who has been a long-time friend of Matt Painter, and he told me that Painter said he has no clue as to what Gary Harris is going to do.  Painter claims he can tell after a couple of minutes whether or not a player is leaning toward Purdue, but Harris gave no such indication.  That tells me Tom Crean is going to receive the same treatment.  No one will know until Gary Harris announces his choice.  He’s a real cool customer who appears to realize that he holds all the cards.

  • Gustin

    IMO, GH’s choice will say a lot about his character!  We shall see what’s important to him and his parents.  Only one bad choice in my opinion and it is not IU, MSU or PUke.

  • Anonymous

    Stated well, IU1970. Think that will ever change? Supposedly, the rule book is being revised and the infractions committee has commented that more severe penalties are going to be handed out. I’m not convinced. More likely to snow in July before that happens!