Combo guard Tre Harris picks Kansas State

Tre Harris, a 6-foot-5 combo guard, enjoyed his official visit to Kansas State so much that he gave a verbal commitment to the Wildcats late Saturday night.

Harris is originally from Edwardsville, Ill. but currently plays basketball at Fishburne Military Academy in Virginia. Harris was lightly recruited out of high school and doesn’t even have a profile on Rivals. He chose to attend prep school in order to improve his body and earn more scholarship offers. The plan paid off, as he received interest from Toledo, Delaware and K-State. After visiting all three schools, he decided K-State was the obvious choice.

“I liked everything about Kansas State,” Harris said by phone Sunday morning while traveling home from Manhattan. “Coach (Bruce) Weber and his coaching staff are some guys who know what they are doing. The school has had success and is coming off the Big 12 championship. It’s a good spot in a good conference in the highest level in the country. That is probably what got me here.”

Harris is best known as a shooter. He starts at shooting guard and is skilled from three-point range. This highlight video gives you a look at his game.

“I can knock down some shots,” Harris said. “I’m a combo guard. I can play multiple positions. Right now, I’m starting the two. That is my primary position. But I’m a basketball player. I will do whatever I can to help my team win.”

Harris is the second member of K-State’s 2014 recruiting class, joining junior college big man Stephen Hurt.

He will join a young backcourt next season, and hopes to compete for playing time quickly. For now, he is focused on continuing to improve in prep school.

“I felt that I was definitely under recruited out of high school,” Harris said. “So I chose prep school for personal reasons to work on my body. If I had another year before going to college to get better, why not do that? That’s what I am going to do, and I am going to come in (to K-State) next year and do what I can to help the team win another conference championship and make a run in the tournament.”

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