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Ramon Harris: Tubby Holdover

Ramon Harris enters his senior season at UK with a truly schizophrenic track record of learning new coaches and systems.

In fact, he and fellow senior Perry Stevenson are the two remaining holdovers from the Tubby Smith regime. To say they’ve been through tumultuous times would be an understatement, so it would be quite remarkable to see Ramon and Perry go out with a bang in 2010.

On the court, Harris is an enigmatic player. At times he has shown flashes of lock-down defensive prowess and a knack for collecting garbage buckets around the rim. He displays good strength and speed, and uses his long arms to harass opposing players.

At other times he’s looked lost, scared and confused. In his defense, Harris suffered a terrible concussion injury in 2008-09 that clearly bothered him the entire season.

With the massive infusion of talent into UK’s program this year, it remains to be seen whether Coach Calipari will use Harris in the player rotation, which may go 10 deep. We here at the BBL believe Harris’ hustle, on-the-ball defense and senior leadership will earn him 10 minutes a game at the 3 position.

Strengths:
Strength, speed, long arms, defensive pressure

Weaknesses:
Offensive skills, ball-handling, turnover prone

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