Thursday, December 24, 2009

Miami Signs Impressive 2010 Class

My Christmas Present for 2009

OXFORD, Ohio — Miami University Head Men’s Basketball Coach Charlie Coles announced today the signing of three student-athletes to national letters of intent. Inked to join the RedHawks in 2010-11 are 6-foot-8 forward Jon Harris (Twinsburg, Ohio/Twinsburg), 6-foot, 180-pound point guard Quinten Rollins (Wilmington, Ohio/Wilmington) and 6-foot-4, 200-pound Josh Sewell (Louisville, Ky./Trinity).

Jonathan Harris averaged 14.5 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.55 spg and 2.2 bpg as a junior for Twinsburg High School. He helped the team to a 14-6 league record in 2008-09 and was a first-team all-conference selection and earned all-district accolades.

“If someone would ask me who has the most professional potential of any guy that I’ve signed since (Wally) Szczerbiak, it would be Jon Harris,” remarked Coles. “He’s 6-foot-8, very thin, but very skilled. He shoots an outside jump shot and really can shoot the ball. Plus, unlike most 6-foot-8 kids, he can get the shot off on his own. He doesn’t need a screen. His biggest drawback right now is physical strength. It may take him a month or two when he gets here, but there’s no doubt in my mind that that young man is headed for basketball success.”

Charlie Coles - Head Basketball Coach, Miami-Ohio Redhawks (MAC Conference)

Jon Harris with a slam. "Play for Him" .

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