Harris Perseveres To Keep Brewster Winning

Harris Perseveres To Keep Brewster Winning

After suffering a pretty serious knee injury last month Will Harris took some time off to try and let the injury heel. A month later we caught up with the 2006 UVa signee to see how things were progressing with his injury and his season with Brewster Academy (NH).

It's been over a month since 2006 Virginia signee SG/SF Will Harris sprained his LCM and since then he's been trying to get over the injury. With the NEPSAC playoffs coming up soon we spoke with the standout to get an update.

Brewster Academy was fresh off a one point loss in a 78-79 thriller against Proctor Academy. Will lead the way for Jason Smith's squad with 26 points but a three pointer by UConn commit Jerome Dyson at the buzzer was the final margin.

Prior to that Will and Brewster Academy pulled off a big 103-90 victory over Bridgton Academy. What made the win so special was the fact that Bridgton had a homecourt winning streak that spanned 4 years. Harris spoke about the win over Bridgton, "Yeah that was a big game. That was the first time Bridgton had lost at home in four years, I wanted to be apart of something that hadn't been done in years, and I got the chance to help my team accomplish that. It was fun." Harris' contribution was a game high 36 points.

Heading into today's NEPSAC Class A quarterfinals to be held at Endicott College, Brewster Academy's record stands at 19-8 on the year. There they will face the Winchendon School.

Will told us how things were going in general for him to this point in the season. "Well, things are going pretty good right now. I'm comfortable with how we are progressing. Heaading into the playoff I feel like we have a great chance to win the championship."

Having suffered the sprained LCM we asked him if he was back at full strength yet. "No, I would say I'm between 85 and 90% right now but that feels way better than where I was at before." He also talked about what areas of his game improved the most spending this season under the tutelage of coach Jason Smith. "I feel that my mid-range game has improved a great deal since I came to Brewster. I have also developed the understanding to know how to play with certain players, to understand how all of my teammates think so we can all perform well together on the court. I have become more of a leader as well."

As for the immediate future Will said, "Well we have the playoffs, which I am very much looking foward to. Then I will finish school and graduate, something else I am very much looking foward to. In the summer I will be getting down to UVa to begin summer classes and start training for the upcoming season."

Asked what his thoughts were about the current status of Virginia basketball Will had this to say, "I am very impressed, that is very good for the program. Going from being last in the ACC last year, to now being considered for the NCAA tournament, that is a big leap and a great way to exceed expectations."

Considering that his prep career will be coming to an end within the next week and that he'll soon be enrolling to UVa for summer classes we asked him what can the fans expect from him not only as a basketball player but as a college student as well. "They can expect me to just be myself. I'm a good person, and thats what I bring anywhere I go."

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