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Leprechaun's Spotlight - Eron Harris

Every week a spotlight is shown on one of our Leprechauns, this week we are focusing in on our #7 Eron Harris. Always smiling and encouraging, Eron is a ray of sunshine on even the cloudiest of days. Born November 26, 1993 in Indianapolis, Indiana to mother Marveda Saunders and father Eric Harris Sr. He grew up in Indianapolis, IN. Eron has 2 brothers (1 older and 1 younger) and one younger sister. He has a large family with both sides of his family heavy with aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is a true family man and loves to spend time with them.


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Eron was born to play basketball. He grew up surrounded by it. Both of Eron's parents played high school basketball at Arsenal Tech, Aaron started playing basketball at 3 years old. He began playing AAU basketball in the second grade. On his team, our very own Zavier Turner #1! The team was coached by Zavier's father. So cool that they played together then and now they are on the court together as Leprechauns!


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Eron graduated from Lawrence North High School in 2012, where he played 2 years of varsity basketball. After graduation, Eron went to West Virginia University for two years. As a sophomore at WV, he averaged 17.2 pts per game and 3.5 rebounds per game. After two years at WV he transferred to Michigan State University. Due to NCAA transfer rules, Eron was forced to redshirt during the 2014-2015 season.


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Photo Provided by Eron Harris


At Michigan State University, Eron averaged 9.3 points per game and 2.1 assists per game as a junior. On October 18, 2016, Eron was named to the watchlist for the Jerry West Award, given annually to the top shooting guard in the nation! Um wow! Eron tore his ACL in February 2017 and was forced to end his season early. During Eron's senior year he averaged 10.4 points per game.


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Eron received his degree in sociology and graduated from Michigan State University. After college, Eron decided that he was not done with basketball, not even close. Eron signed with Wisconsin Herd, NBA GLeague, in January 2018, his first professional contract. Eron spent some time overseas. In July 2018 Eron signed with Tampereen Pyrinto of the FInnish League. On November 4th, 2019, he signed with MZT Skopje of the Macedonian League.



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Eron returned to the US and played basketball in the Indianapolis City League, the Legends League, and the TBL. As a TBL vet he played for the Indiana All Americans and finally he is with us as our #7 Leprechaun! While playing for the All Americans, Eron met Leprechaun Head Coach John Benson, he was coach of the All Americans at the time.



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"I met Eron two years ago while I was coaching the All Americans. He made an instant impression on his knowledge of the game and his talent. As we were preparing for the season, I knew right off the bat that Eron was one we needed to bring in as part of our team. He has been the leader we've been looking for on and off the floor. His high level experience at WVU and MSU has not only helped me as a coach but also his teammates as well continue to put things together. We as an organization are very thankful to have Eron representing the Lebanon Leprechauns!"

-Head Coach John Benson


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"Eron is always encouraging teamwork. He always lets everyone know that they are contributing to the team no matter how. He works very hard at making every team member feel that they are part of making us better. "

-Assistant Coach Tim Hird



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"Never stop learning, even if you are a vet. I already teach. I use that in basketball to share my knowledge. Beyond everything, I will always give everything I've got. I am going to give everything I got."

-Eron Harris



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One of my favorite things while learning about Eron, is finding out his passion for art and creativity. Eron loves music almost as much as he loves basketball. He likes to listen to it, dance to it, and make his own by creating beats and vocals. Eron grew up around music. Eron's mother is an R&B and jazz singer, she also sings in the choir at church. Eron played the trumpet and percussion when he was younger. Eron listens to music from all over the world. He likes to study music of different cultures.



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"I am an artist outside of basketball."

-Eron Harris


Eron's creative mind does not stop with his love for music, he enjoys photography and videography. He likes to draw and has interest in fashion.


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Our #7 Eron Harris is not only a Leprechaun, he is a P.E. teacher at Arsenal Tech. He isn't just a player but also a coach. Eron coaches girls soccer, boys basketball, and boys basketball at Arsenal Tech High School.



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Eron is one heck of a player. He has speed and strength. He has infinite knowledge of the game. He is an encouraging asset to the team, he is always smiling. He offers advice and studies his team in order to help them get stronger and succeed. We are LUCKY to have you Eron!



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