ElViento: On Monday, it was rumored that the Houston Cougar men’s basketball team grabbed its fourth commitment under James Dickey.
The name in question was Fabyon Harris, a (5’10″? 5’9″? 5’8″?) diminuitive guard from Chicago. Harris has been a scoring machine for Hyde Park, and reportedly chose UH over offers from DePaul, Cincinnati and Kansas State.
Harris is on his third school commitment, after de-committing from Northern Colorado, and then a seemingly-mutual back-out with SMU after the Mustang coaching staff expressed concern over Harris’s ACT score. However, Harris ended up earning a more-than-sufficient 19 on the ACT.
When Harris signs on Friday, he will join an incoming class that includes junior college guard Darian Thibodeaux, JuCo forward Jonathon Simmons and Mikhail McLean of Second Baptist High here in Houston.
Harris has been through a lot of personal tragedy, having lost his mother, and having lost a brother, a cousin and a friend to street violence. It’s no surprise Harris is looking to get out of Chicago, and hopefully Houston ends up being a place where he can thrive as a basketball player and as an individual. Best of luck to him, and a welcome to the Cougar family.