Missouri freshman guard Blake Harris will seek a release to transfer, the school confirmed.
The 6-foot-3 Harris started nine of the Tigers’ first 14 games, averaging 3.8 points, 3.1 assists and 13.9 minutes. However, he was battling for minutes at point guard with juniors Jordan Geist and Terrence Phillips.
A North Carolina native, Harris originally committed to Washington as a four-star recruit, but received his release after the Huskies fired coach Lorenzo Romar last year. He chose to follow top recruit Michael Porter Jr., choosing Missouri over NC State, Michigan State, Connecticut and Rutgers.
The son of former NFL player Bernardo Harris, Blake Harris missed all three shot attempts in 11 minutes off the bench in a 79-68 victory over South Carolina on Wednesday in what proved to be his final game at Missouri. Coach Cuonzo Martin said after the game that Harris did not start because he had missed some practices due to being sick.
“thanks for all the memories,” Harris wrote on Twitter on Friday.
The Tigers are 11-3 overall and 1-0 in SEC play, but coach Cuonzo Martin now has lost two freshman guards to transfer. C.J. Roberts previously left the program and committed to Texas Tech on Wednesday.
By leaving the program now, Harris will be eligible to play during the second semester of the academic year next season. Missouri will not place any restrictions on where Harris can transfer too, according to the Kansas City Star.
thanks for all the memories 🤞🏽 pic.twitter.com/NGhRbKWz41
— Blake Harris (@blizzyblake55_) January 5, 2018
–Field Level Media