Men’s basketball transfer receives NCAA waiver to play during 2019-20 season

Sophomore guard Amir Harris has received a transfer waiver from the NCAA and will be eligible to play this season, according to Stadium’s basketball analyst Jeff Goodman.

Harris transferred into the men’s basketball program after a season at Nebraska and sat out the first three games of the season waiting for the NCAA’s ruling.

Head coach Jamion Christian tweeted that he expects Harris will make an immediate impact for the Colonials, proving depth at the point guard position.

“His ability to play above the rim and creativity will give us something in the backcourt which is very rare,” Christian wrote. “Known for his elite defensive mindset, adding to an already tough defensive unit.”

As a Husker, he averaged 2.2 points and 2.5 rebounds per game. Toward the end of the season, he earned a spot in the starting five and churned out six points and 4.6 rebounds in his final five games. A torn meniscus and mono kept Harris to just 23 games at Nebraska.

The Colonials are slated to face Morgan State at the Smith Center Saturday. Tip off is at 1 p.m.

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