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Aggies Land JUCO All-American

April 12, 2012
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Courtesy: College of Southern Idaho Sports Information
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COLLEGE STATION-College of Southern Idaho All-American point guard Fabyon Harris will continue his basketball career at Texas A&M after signing a national letter-of-intent with the Aggies, head coach Billy Kennedy announced Thursday.

Harris, who hails from Chicago's Hyde Park Academy High School, will be able to play this fall and will have two years of eligibility remaining.

"I promised we would never go another season with one point guard," Kennedy said. "Fabyon is a player who brings toughness and scoring ability to our team. His scoring ability also allows him to play off the ball. He comes from a great program at the College of Southern Idaho and has won everywhere he's been. He's a nice addition to this year's class."

The 5-10, 165-pound scorer was named an NCJAA First-Team All-American earlier this week after leading CSI to conference and regional championships and an eighth-place finish at the NJCAA National Tournament.

The Region 18 Player of the Year, Harris averaged 17.1 points and 5.1 rebounds for the Golden Eagles in leading them to a 31-5 record this winter. He shot 45 percent from the field, 41 percent from behind the arc and 75 percent from the free-throw line, and posted a team-best 63 steals.

As a freshman, Harris helped CSI to a 33-4 record and the 2011 NJCAA National Championship. He appeared in 35 games and averaged 8.7 points and two rebounds.

At Hyde Park Academy, Harris led the Thunderbirds to a 24-8 record and a league championship, earning all-city, all-area and all-state honors in the process.

Harris adds to a very strong Texas A&M signing class, which includes November signees Alex Caruso and J-Mychal Reese; Florida guard Shawn Smith, who officially became an Aggie on Wednesday; and Antwan Space, a transfer from Florida State who inked with the A&M program earlier on Thursday.

2011-12 TEXAS A&M BASKETBALL CLASS (5)

Name                                    Pos.        Ht.          Wt.         Cl.           Hometown (High School)

Alex Caruso*                      G             6-5          180         Fr.           College Station, Texas (A&M Consolidated HS)

Fabyon Harris                    G             5-10        165         Jr.            Chicago, Ill. (Hyde Park Academy/

    College of Southern Idaho)

J'Mychal Reese*                 G             6-2          170         Fr.           Bryan, Texas (Bryan HS)

Shawn Smith                      G             6-4          180         Fr.           Jacksonville, Fla. (Faith Baptist Christian School)

Antwan Space                    F              6-8          218         So.          DeSoto, Texas (DeSoto HS/Florida State)

* signed in November early period

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