Cache Valley All-Stater Signs Basketball Letter
Nov. 8, 2000
LOGAN, Utah - All-state basketball player Nate Harris, from Sky View High School in Smithfield, Utah, has signed a national letter of intent at Utah State University it was announced today.
The 6-6, 205-pound forward was a first-team all-state selection by both the Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News as a junior last year. He was also named the Region Four Most Valuable Player. In addition he was named one of Frank Layden's top 12 players in the state of Utah last season.
Harris averaged 18 points and 12 rebounds as a junior for a team which went 14-0 in the region and advanced to the quarterfinals of the state tournament. He has been part of a team that has won three straight region championships and has been 28-0 in the region in the last two years combined.
"Nate Harris is exactly what you look for when you recruit a student-athlete," said Aggie head coach Stew Morrill. "He is not only a good player with excellent ability, but he possess very strong character. For us, those two ingredients go together. Nate has also been very well coached and he is a very versatile player in that he is good around the basket and can also face up with excellent skills. He has the ability to shoot, pass and dribble. He is a triple-threat type of player. He is a Cache Valley product and it is an exciting situation for us to have him joining our program."
"He is a player that we have had in our program for three years and he has improved his game every year," said Sky View head coach Terrell Baldwin. "He has a great work ethic and is very coachable and that makes him great to have on your team. He has an intense desire to improve himself every practice.
"He is a great kid who handles himself well off the court," Baldwin added. "He is a good example for all of our school."
Harris is the first of several players USU should sign during the fall signing period.