Harrison focusing on basketball
Sunday, March 23, 2014 12:41 AM
The mission can wait.
Greenwood's Damarcus Harrison is focusing on basketball, and it appears to be paying off at Clemson University. As the Tigers prepare for today's 11 a.m. (ESPN) home game against Illinois in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament, Harrison continues to make his presence known.
He's started 19 of the Tigers' 33 games so far and is averaging 7.5 points, 2.6 rebounds and has 38 total assists. During the first round against Georgia State, Harrison helped jumpstart a 9-0 run en route to a 78-66 victory. He finished that game with 17 points, and his career high was 20 this season against Davidson.
"It's been fun to play a role," Harrison said. "I'm getting more used to the team, and more used to the system."
Harrison played at Greenwood High School and then finished his prep career at Asheville, N.C.'s Christ School., where he helped the private school to two state titles.
He signed with Brigham Young, where he scored a then-career high of 12 points during the first round of the 2012 NCAA tournament against Iona. Harrison, who is a Mormon, was planning a mission trip his next school year, but it was delayed. By the time the Cougars realized Harrison's mission trip was delayed, they shuffled his scholarship to someone else.
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