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NCAA Basketball Recruiting: 2019 combo guard Anthony Harris commits to Virginia Tech

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Virginia Tech Basketball got a whole lot better on the recruiting trail with the commitment of 2019 combo guard Anthony Harris.

Just a day after losing the commitment of forward Robbie Beran to Northwestern, the Virginia Tech Hokies got some good news with the commitment of four-star prospect, Anthony Harris.  He is the first pledge in their 2019 class and hopes to start a trend.

Harris is a 6-foot-3, 180-pound combo guard that attends Paul VI (VA) and ranks 64th overall in the 2019 recruiting class. He committed to the Hokies just days after taking an official visit to Duke this past weekend.

With offers from the likes of Wake Forest, Boston College, Florida State and Louisville in the ACC, Harris was a highly-coveted guard in this year’s class. He chose the Hokies over Wake Forest and Miami in the end, giving them a solid two-way player who should make an impact right away.

Harris made waves this spring and summer on the AAU circuit with Team Takeover (DC), averaging 8.2 points, 2.6 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game while shooting 43.8 percent from 3-point range. Team Takeover went 23-1 this past summer and won the Peach Jam tournament in South Carolina. Villanova commit Justin Moore, North Carolina commit Armando Bacot and Virginia commit Casey Morsell were also members of the squad.

He’s known as a great perimeter defender and the rest of his game came along with that this past season. At Paul VI, the alma mater of former Hokies star Erick Green, he averaged 12.9 points and 5.0 assists per contest while leading his team to the Virginia Independent Schools Division I state title in 2017-18.

With two guards and seven total scholarship players on the roster for 2019-20, Harris’ commitment is a big boost for the Virginia Tech Hokies. His commitment should help some other prospects, especially in the D.C/Maryland/Virginia (DMV) area. 6-foot-10 big man Qudus Wahab recently named the Hokies to his Top 5 along with Pittsburgh, UConn, Georgetown and Syracuse. He’s another highly sought after recruit in the DMV area and is set to take an official visit to Blacksburg on October 19.

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Harris hopes to be just the beginning in a strong recruiting class but the Hokies will have their work cut out for them in securing the pledges of some other top prospects.