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primal23
01-30-2010, 07:27 AM
http://www.locksmithsportspicks.com/gonzagas-elias-harris-could-leave-for-nba-early-12910/


Gonzagaís Elias Harris Could Leave for NBA Early

Written by Jimmy Boyd
While we have heard so much about Kentuckyís John Wall and Texasí Damion James among others who appear ready to make the jump to the NBA, Gonzaga freshman Elias Harris certainly deserves some headlines as well. In last nightís win over Santa Clara, the 6-foot-8 forward scored 16 points and pulled down 14 rebounds, but thatís just another day at the office. Harris has now scored at least 15 points and grabbed at least seven boards in nine consecutive games.
Harris, who is averaging 16 points and 8.5 rebounds per game this season, is considered to be a mid-to-late first round draft pick (http://insider.espn.go.com/nbadraft/draft/tracker/player?playerId=19480&draftyear=2010) according to ESPNís Chad Ford, but Harris could easily end up as a lottery guy with the way he is playing right now.
Losing Harris to the NBA early would deal a major blow to the Zags as there isnít anyone even close to his talent level on the current roster or coming in. Sure, Gonzaga will likely remain a team to beat in the WAC, but without Harris they will struggle against the elite programs they have been able to compete with.
ESPNís Jay Bilas is certainly high on the youngster (http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/chat/_/id/30555/ncaa-bb-with-jay-bilas). Hereís what he had to say:
ďHe is big time. Harris has a motor that runs all day. He will be one of the best frontcourt players Gonzaga has ever had. You can isolate him on a side five feet off of the block and he will get to the rim and finish. Outstanding offensive rebounder, and be has real bounce to his game. He is really, really good and very productive.Ē


I mean come on, if you are going to "research" a guy get the damn conference correct.

IrishEv211
01-30-2010, 08:02 AM
Haha my thoughts exactly...my first encounter on "WAC" made me laugh at this guy immediately and take all of this with a grain on salt.