West Virginia Mountaineers guard Eron Harris (front) drives to the basket around Oklahoma Sooners guard Jordan Woodard (10) in the first half at Lloyd Noble Center. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

West Virginia transfer Eron Harris names top three potential schools


Approximately a week ago, it was revealed that West Virginia Mountaineers guard Eron Harris would be transferring from the university, and the Michigan Wolverines were reportedly one of the first programs to show interest in his services. Now, Harris has expounded a bit on his future plans, and he has named a top three list for his next collegiate destination.

Kyle Neddenriep of the Indianapolis Star brings the latest on Harris:

The 6-3 Harris, who averaged 17.2 points and 3.5 rebounds as a sophomore at West Virginia, visited Purdue on Monday and plans to visit Michigan and Michigan State once he can get it aligned. After that, the 2012 Lawrence North grad may be ready to make a decision.

“Those are my top three, basically,” Harris said of Purdue, Michigan and Michigan State, adding that he’s still hearing from a few other schools, including Auburn and Indiana.

Unfortunately for the interested schools, the talented guard will be forced to sit out a year as a result of NCAA transfer guidelines, but Harris is considered the top remaining name on the market. The inclusion of Purdue in the mix is a bit surprising, but Michigan and Michigan State would both be interesting fits for Harris down the line as top-flight programs in the Big 10 conference.

Wherever he lands, Eron Harris could be on his way to the NBA in the near future, and it’s a shame we’ll have to wait until 2015 to see him play basketball again.

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