Harris still in the mix at Kentucky (Basketball)

November 8, 2009
Ramon Harris

After starting 53 of the last 58 games, Ramon Harris will come off the bench this season for the University of Kentucky.

So far, the Alaskan is handing not starting better than Allen Iverson is in Memphis.

Granted Harris is no A.I., but it gives you an idea of the team-first mentality the 6-foot-7 senior forward of West High fame brings to the table.

“Ramon helps provide some senior leadership to our young team,” Kentucky coach John Calipari told the school’s Web site. “With over 50 starts under his belt at the collegiate level, he provides much needed experience. He’s a very versatile player on both offense and defense.”

Calipari is beginning his first season in Lexington and there was speculation that the coaching move meant bad news for Harris, who will be playing for his third coach in his four years on campus.

But so far, at least in two exhibition games, Harris appears to be in the regular rotation. He logged 15 minutes against Campbellsville and 21 minutes against Clarion, averaging 8 points and 5 rebounds per game.

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