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2018 Nebraska Basketball Player Profiles: Amir Harris

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A future contributor could see playing time this season

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The Tim Miles era at Nebraska has rarely given red shirts out in recent years. More often than not the team has needed the talents of just about everyone on the bench. Every player has a chance to play and every one will at some point in time see the court. The only ones who do not are the players who have to sit out due to transfer rules.

Amir Harris very well could be one of those players we see come off the bench this year. He is a 6’5” combo guard from Hagerstown, Maryland. The Huskers beat out the likes of Auburn, Cal, and Rhode Island for Amir’s talents back in May of this year.

His weight coming out of high school was 180 lbs and is currently listed at 205. It’s nice to see the Husker basketball weight program paying dividends this off season. One hundred and eighty pounds might make a decent guard in high school but the Big Ten will eat you alive. The more muscle you can put on the better. Amir is also fairly lanky for a guard so he has the room to add the weight on. I wouldn’t be surprised if he was at 210 by November.

Amir averaged 13.8 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 7.2 assists, and 2.7 steals per game is senior year at Saint James School. He was a strong player for his team and was not only good at the parameter but also did well in the paint. He is one I would expect to shoot inside once he get his bearings in the college game.

Amir comes to Nebraska as an intelligent and well rounded athlete who should pick up the system somewhat quickly which might have him seeing some playing time as the season picks up.

He is known to read the floor fairly well and pick out open players when at point. As a combo he could either be seen behind Glynn Watson Jr. or picking up where Anton Gill and Evan Taylor left off last season. While his name might be heard off and on this year I would expect he should be a player we will know well down the road.