Damontre Harris, a Trinity Christian graduate who played two seasons at South Carolina, likely will pick his new school in the next few days. He has narrowed his list of transfer options to Kansas and Florida.
"They're both great programs," Harris said Thursday night at Pine Forest High School, where he participated in a scrimmage between former and current members of the North Carolina Force travel team. "Wherever my heart takes me, wherever my heart feels I need to be, that's what I'm going to go with."
Harris, a 6-foot-9 forward, averaged 6.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.3 blocks last season, when he was named to the SEC All-Defensive team. South Carolina fired coach Darrin Horn in March and hired Frank Martin away from Kansas State, then granted Harris permission to explore transfer options to any school but N.C. State.
Assistant coaches from Florida, Kansas and Virginia Tech flew to Columbia, S.C., on the last day of a live recruiting period in mid-April. Harris visited Florida in late April and went to Kansas a week later.
"They're great programs; they're all winning programs," Harris said. "I really don't see any negativity with either program. It's a comfort level and the coaches I think I can mesh with the most."
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