Guard first to sign with WVU basketball
MORGANTOWN - Bob Huggins received the first of what he expects to be three national letters of intent Wednesday, the first day of the NCAA's November signing period for college basketball.
Eron Harris, a 6-foot-4, 175-pound shooting guard from Indianapolis, was the first to sign.
In the coming days, Huggins also expects to receive formal commitments from 6-9 forward Elijah Macon, who is playing this season at Huntington Prep, and Terry Henderson, a 6-5 shooting guard from North Carolina.
"Eron comes from an outstanding high school basketball program that has produced numerous college All-Americans and NBA players for Coach [Jack] Keefer," Huggins said. "Eron will come here not only with outstanding physical attributes but will be extremely well coached.''
As a junior last season at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis, Harris averaged 13 points overall and nearly 22 during the second half of the season. He is ranked as the No. 29 shooting guard by Scout.com and is a three-star recruit according to Rivals.com.
"Eron will bring us much-needed perimeter shooting, coupled with outstanding guard skills,'' Huggins said. "He should be a tremendous defender with his athleticism and length."
West Virginia's other two verbal commitments are expected to sign and return their letters of intent today or Friday. The November signing period continues through next Wednesday.
Macon is a 230-pound power forward from Columbus, Ohio, who committed to Huggins and WVU two years ago. He later backed off that verbal pledge, but is now back in the fold. He transferred to Huntington Prep during the summer and will play his senior season there.
Henderson, from Raleigh, averaged 22 points last season at Neuse Baptist Christian School.
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