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Josiah Harris was Meant to be a Mountaineer, Gives WVU Fans Update on Senior Season



West Virginia fans, you’re in the middle of the current basketball season, but you need to get excited for the future of the WVU men’s basketball program. Josiah Harris, a 2022 signee, talked with WV Sports Now about the beginning of his senior season at Richmond Heights, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Harris, a 6-foot-7 forward, has helped the Spartans to a 4-1 record in the first five games of the season. Harris told WV Sports Now that he’s focusing on improving a few aspects of his game in his final year of high school.

“My season is going good,” he said. “I feel like I’ve gotten way stronger and become more of a leader on the floor.”

Against Perry (OH), the future Mountaineer put up 39 points and 16 rebounds in an 89-87 win. For Harris, this wasn’t the most impressive thing for him. How could you possibly not be impressed with yourself after dropping that kind of stat line? Well, for Harris, it’s a team sport.

“What was most impressive to me was the way our team was down 16 points in the second half and fought back to get a tough win on the road,” Harris said.

Harris just wants to win. Bob Huggins and his coaching staff have found their type of player.

Like any West Virginia recruit, most are under-ranked. That’s what the coaching staff goes for, they want humble three-stars that play like four-stars. Recent Ohio players like Miles McBride, Kobe Johnson and Seth Wilson have proven that they’re way more valuable to a team than a three-star ranking.

According to 247 Sports, Harris is nationally ranked No. 154 in the country and No. 3 in the state of Ohio. The major recruiting sites have Harris ranked as a three-star prospect. Harris, of course, could care less about his individual rankings, he just wants to improve himself as a player and improve his team.

“I’m not really worried about the rankings,” Harris said. “I just want to continue to grow and get better.”

Harris signed his National Letter of Intent with West Virginia on Nov. 11. Harris will continue to play out his senior season at Richmond Heights as they are in search to make some noise in the state of Ohio. Down below is an Instagram post of Harris’ highlights from his great performance on Saturday.

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Ethan Bock is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in journalism at WVU. He currently is an intern with the Final Fourcast podcast. Ethan has covered WVU football and men’s basketball for the last year. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio.

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