Friday, October 15, 2021

Meet the Basketball Cats: Tyler Harris

Welcome to our annual meet the Catamount Men's Basketball Team.

During the countdown, we'll highlight each player on the official roster, starting with the freshmen, then moving up class by class, countdown the days until "Tip-Off". 

It's 25 days until the Cats tip off the season on November 9th against the Bowling Green Falcons in the Ramsey Center.

Today, we meet another junior:

#13 Tyler Harris

POSITION Guard/Forward
CLASS Junior
HOMETOWN Charlotte, N.C.
HIGH SCHOOL Independence HS

2020-21 (Sophomore): Played in all 27 games making 20 starts…Finished in double figures in six games…Scored a career-high 19 points in the overtime win at North Carolina A&T…Pulled down a career-best 11 rebounds against ETSU…Grabbed 10 rebounds against Tennessee Tech including a career-best eight defensive…Sank five free throws at Mercer and dished out a season-best four assists to tie a career-high…Made a career-best three 3-pointers in home games against Newberry, Furman, and Chattanooga…Swatted a season-best three blocks against ETSU.

2019-20 (Freshman): Played in all 31 games during his freshman season and made six starts…Averaged 4.3 points and 2.6 rebounds per game…Finished in double figures in three games including a career-high 15 points against Bryan College…Grabbed a career-best seven rebounds against Bryan and at UNCG… Swatted a career-best two blocks against Piedmont and in the SoCon Tournament semifinal against ETSU…Made his first collegiate start at Chattanooga and finished with 12 points.

Prior To Western Carolina: Finished his prep career at Independence HS in Charlotte and was named MVP of the 2019 Southwestern Conference Tournament MVP...Began his high school career at Northside Christian where he led the Knights to the NCISAA 2A state playoffs as a junior.

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