NCAA Basketball

Tyler Harris: North Carolina State Transfer Chooses Providence

Providence head coach Ed Cooley, a native of the Rhode Island capital, was brought in as a replacement to Keno Davis in the spring of 2010.

The Friars finished the 2010-11 season with an overall mark of 15-17, but PC fans know a bright future is in store.

Incoming freshmen Ricardo Ledo and Kris Dunn highlight a stellar incoming class, but Cooley has also found success via the transfer wire with the additions of Sidiki Johnson (Arizona) and Carson Desrosiers (Wake Forest).

On Thursday afternoon, Providence added a third transfer to the fold with North Carolina State forward Tyler Harris.

Harris, the younger brother of former Tennessee forward Tobias Harris, stands at 6-foot-8, a native of Dix Hills, New York. Harris spent one season in Raleigh before making the decision to transfer.

Talk surfaced earlier in the week that Harris was down to five schools and would make a decision between Providence, South Florida, Dayton, Temple, and UAB.

Harris tweeted his decision on Thursday afternoon in favor of the Friars.

In his lone season at North Carolina State, Harris averaged 2.1 points and 1.2 rebounds in 6.9 minutes of action.


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