Harris Earns Scholarship

New England Recruiting Report | Sunday, February 7th, 2010

Harris Earns Scholarship

It is no secret to anyone in New England, that Allen Harris can score.  The 6'5" swingman has been doing it for nearly four years at the varsity level. "He is one of the best scorers in New England," says his coach at Suffield Academy, Jeff Depelteau.  Depelteau adds, "Allen can hurt you in so many ways. He has almost unlimited range to shoot the ball. Add that to his quick first step, which allows him to take it to the basket, or knock down shots with his patented mid-range game. He can be unguardable on some days."

In short, St. A's is getting a lethal scorer!

When asked why he chose St. Anselm, Harris told NERR, "Coach Moore and Coach Dickson did a great job recruiting me. I also felt very comfortable with the guys on the team, and I think I will fit very well in their four-out motion offense. It's a great school, a great basketball program, and the NE-10 is a great conference."

"I couldn't be happier for Allen. He has come a long way in such a short amount of time. It is no accident he earned a scholarship. He was in the gym at 6 am all fall with fellow post-graduate Nate Vernon, he was in the weight room in the afternoon, and he has been a leader throughout practices all season long," said Coach Depelteau of Harris.

The soft-spoken post-grad has not forgotten who has helped him along the way. "I want to thank Coach Depelteau and Coach Godin at Suffield; Coach Tobin at CM; and Oscar and Mo Vasquez at Metro Boston," adds Harris.

Harris becomes the third Metro Boston product to commit to play scholarship level basketball, joining Troy Robinson (Bryant), and Ike Azotam (Quinnipiac). He is also the second scholarship level player turned out by Suffield Academy in the last two years, joining Anthony Simmons who is currently a starter at Gannon University in Erie, PA.