FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas men’s basketball head coach Mike Anderson announced the addition of 6-foot-2 New Mexico transfer Jalen Harris on Tuesday, signing the guard to a grant-in-aid. Harris will sit out the 2017-18 season and have three years of eligibility remaining.
“Jalen has good vision, quickness, the ability to score and make players around him better,” said Anderson. “He will have a chance to grow and develop during his redshirt year and make an impact on our team the following season. We are excited to have Jalen join our Razorback family.”
Harris played 20.6 minutes per game for the Lobos, playing in all 31 contests and making 18 starts as a freshman. He averaged 4.5 points and 2.3 assists per game and scored a career-high 15 points against Nevada on Jan. 7, finishing one rebound shy of a double-double.
The Wilson, North Carolina native finished third on New Mexico’s squad with 2.3 assists per game, including a season-best eight dimes against Utah State on Jan. 4. He recorded a steal in 17 games, finishing second on the team with 25 takeaways, including a career-high three steals in two different contests.
Harris played his prep career under head coach Brian Clifton at Word of God Christian Academy in Raleigh, North Carolina. He was rated a top-15 recruit in the state of North Carolina and led his high school team to a top-40 ranking in the state by MaxPreps.
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