Lyndonville, VT - Tyrese Harris, a 6' guard from Wiesbaden High School in Wiesbaden, Germany, has deposited and committed to Northern Vermont University-Lyndon's men's basketball program for the Fall 2019 semester. Harris will begin as an Explorations major at Lyndon.
Harris averaged 12.4 points, 8.2 assists, 4.6 rebounds, and 3.6 steals per game for Wiesbaden. He was a three time 1st Team All-Region, All-Europe, and All-Conference selection and was named to the All-European Tournament Team as a sophomore and a senior. He led the Warriors to sectional, conference, and regional championships, and to the Department of Defense Education Activity European Division I Championship Game once and Semi-Finals twice. Harris has also been a standout soccer player for Wiesbaden.
Lyndon head coach David Pasiak had these comments about Harris: "We are very excited to have Tyrese join our program. He adds to our backcourt depth and brings his experiences playing at a high level in Europe. He is going to develop into a very good player here. Most importantly, he is another high character young man who will be a great addition to the culture that we are building."
Wiesbaden head coach David Brown praised Harris. "As a 5'9" 125 pound sophomore (when his afro was the biggest part of his body) Tyrese recorded a triple double, 11 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists with only 2 turnovers, in our semifinal double overtime win against Naples High School. He also hit the game winning shot. Ever since that game, it has been said here in Wiesbaden that he was born with the "clutch" gene. He makes big plays when big plays need to be made. His court vision, play-making ability and passing skills are elite."
"His value to this season's team is immeasurable. I was able to start a kid who NEVER played organized basketball before partly because of Tyrese's basketball IQ and ability to help other players on his team. He is a giver by nature. In 4 years, he's never had a teammate that didn't love playing with him and he's never missed a single practice--even when he was injured! His leadership this season was nothing short of phenomenal. On the floor, he improved in every statistical category, including averaging 8 assists per game. He is a fantastic student-athlete with an impeccable work-ethic and resolve to get better. He is also an AP Calculus student with a near 4.0 cumulative GPA. Northern Vermont University-Lyndon will be a better place because he is on your campus."
Harris joins Levi Haviland of Poultney, VT and Josh Rivers of Island Pond, VT in NVU-Lyndon's 2019 recruiting class. The Hornets expect to announce additional Fall 2019 commitments in the near future.