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December 11, 2009Joe Harris, a silky smooth sharpshooter from Chelan high school, has been terrorizing the Central Washington hardwoods for 4 years.
Harris a 6'-6" 205 pound point guard, averaged 24.7 points, 8.5 rebounds and 4.7
assists as a Junior. He led the Goats to a 24-6 record and a trip to the 1A state tournament.
He plays for his father, Joe Harris sr., the 18 year veteran head coach at Chelan.
Harris burst on to the hoops scene as a "super" sophomore, when he averaged 22.3 points, 4.7 assists and 4.2 rebounds a contest.
To gain the best possible exposure and competition, Joe has traveled to Seattle the last 2 summers to play for the highly regarded, Seattle based Friends of Hoop AAU squad. That move worked well for the younger
Harris, when he committed to ACC power, Virginia in August.
Virginia head coach, Tony Bennett, had recruited Harris while he was the coach at Washington State. He invited Joe
to their elite camp in July and made an offer.
Harris took his official visit in August and committed shortly there after. He also had offers from Washington State, Portland, San Diego, BYU and SMU.
First things first though, for this multi-talented, long range bomber. A trip back to the state tournament in Yakima, is the first goal at hand.
Joe can beat you from downtown with the 3-ball (59 3's last year), or blow by opponents with the dribble drive (149 ft's made last year). With these accomplished assortment of skills, Joe is projected as a
combo guard at the next level.
Harris lit up the 2A powerhouse Ephrata Tigers for 27 points on Tuesday night even while sitting for a significant time. The Goats lost an overtime thriller, 73-69 to Harris's former AAU teammate and WSU recruit, Patrick Simon and the Tigers.
We wish young Joe Harris and his Chelan Goats the best of luck this season on their quest for the coveted "golden ball".