After weeks of build up, the world will soon know where Chris Harris Jr. intends to play basketball next season.
Harris, the 129th-ranked player in the 2019 class, will choose his school at 3:20 p.m. Thursday, according to Rivals’ Corey Evans.
Rivals150 guard Chris Harris Jr will make his college decision tomorrow at 4:20pm EST, a source tells @Rivals. Former Texas A&M recruit that is considering the Aggies, Oklahoma State & Texas Tech https://t.co/vPAEc2pED3
— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_10) April 17, 2019
A few days ago, Harris announced a final three of Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and Texas A&M. He originally signed to A&M before Billy Kennedy’s departure. He was granted his release and has become a hot commodity as one of the top uncommitted players in the class.
Harris visited Stillwater at the end of March. OSU and Tech have been the two schools primarily linked with Harris, and A&M seems like an outsider looking in at this point, as new coach Buzz Williams began refilling the Aggies’ 2019 class.
For those hoping Harris announces he’ll attend OSU, there is some good new and some bad news.
Starting with the bad news: Harris’ announcement will come about 20 minutes after Tech star Jarrett Culver’s announcement on what he will do next season. Culver was the Big 12 Player of the Year this past season, and he is a projected lottery pick in the upcoming NBA Draft.
I’ve made a decision about my basketball future, but I want to share it with the best fans in the country. 🔴⚫️
Hope to see you Thursday afternoon at the USA‼️ pic.twitter.com/YHIhx72IL7
— jarrett culver (@jarrettc08) April 16, 2019
If for some reason Culver announces that he will stay at Tech, which seems highly unlikely, Tech will be full on scholarship slots, so it would take a transfer to free one up for Harris. If Culver announces that he is entering the draft (likely), Chris Beard and Tech would have an available scholarship which, theoretically, could go to Harris.
It could be a coincidence that the two decisions are happening so close to each other, but it could be a calculated move by one Chris Beard.
Now to the good news for OSU fans, within the past week, three Rivals insiders, including national analysts Evans and Eric Bossi, projected Harris will be a Cowboy. That adds to Rivals’ Russ Wood, 247’s Jerry Meyer and 247’s Evan Daniels as national recruiting experts who have picked Harris to land in Stillwater. Dustin Ragusa and Kyle Boone also think he’s OSU-bound.
Now is as good a time as any to constantly refresh Mike Boynton’s Twitter feed waiting for some sort of emoji tweet. A Harris commitment would move OSU’s 2019 class into the Top 20 in the country.