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Illinois Transfer Sencire Harris Signs with West Virginia



Sencire Harris

Illinois transfer guard Sencire Harris has officially signed with West Virginia, the basketball program announced on Monday afternoon. Harris will be a redshirt sophomore in the 2024-25 season with three years of eligibility remaining.

“Sencire will fit in great with the way we play in transition and in the half court with his ability to get downhill,” WVU HC Darian DeVries said. “He is a game changer defensively and has the chance to be one of the best on-ball defenders in the country. Sencire is a winner with incredible energy and passion for the game.”

Harris (6-foot-4) spent two years at Illinois under HC Brad Underwood, playing in one season. The Canton, Ohio native averaged 3.7 points and 2.1 rebounds on 43% shooting during his freshman season in the 2022-23 year. Underwood decided to redshirt Harris this past season to work on his development. Out of high school, Harris was a four-star prospect out of St. Vincent/St. Mary’s High School, where LeBron James attended. New WVU associate HC Chester Frazier was listed as the lead recruiter for Harris out of high school.

Harris, as well as teammate Amani Hansberry, both visited West Virginia over the weekend. Harris and Hansberry both left Morgantown committed to WVU.

West Virginia currently has three transfer commitments: Harris, Hansberry and Tucker DeVries, with one high school signee KJ Tenner. WVU also has two scholarship players remaining from last season with Noah Farrakhan and Ofri Naveh.

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