Harris Perfect Fit For Golden Eagles

Malek Harris

Malek Harris, a 6’7” forward from Sandburg High School in Chicago, IL announced his commitment to Marquette University last Wednesday. 

Harris immediately knew it was the place for him and his great relationship with head coach Buzz Williams sealed the deal.

Harris had offers from Kansas State, Creighton, Northwestern, Iowa, Purdue and DePaul, but felt that he fit in best with Marquette’s style of play. 

There is no doubt that Harris has the perfect skill set for the fast paced, high pressure system Marquette runs every year.  Harris recently transformed his game, becoming more of a perimeter threat and making him even more versatile. 

His size and athleticism enables him to play multiple positions on the court, whether that is inside posting up or outside knocking down jump shots.  Harris is a great rebounder and has been called a playmaker on the defensive end.  This is a tribute to his work ethic and the level of intensity that he plays at all of the time, another quality that makes him a great fit for the Golden Eagles. 

Harris is the first 2014 recruit to commit to Marquette and was a high priority recruit for Williams and the rest of the coaching staff.  They spent a lot of time building a relationship with Harris, which ultimately is the reason he chose to verbal. 

It has become more and more important to players that they have a good relationship with the head coach upon arriving on campus.  This has become a major deciding factor in choosing a school for many recruits, requiring coaches to invest more time and effort into the process. 

Williams ensured that Harris felt at home, even taking him to a barbeque to meet fans and players.

Harris may be the missing piece Marquette needs to elevate their game to the next level.  He is a multi-dimensional player that will be ready to step in and make an impact for the Golden Eagles right away.