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Harris Starting To Get Comfortable In WVU Offense

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A pair of freshmen guards arrived at West Virginia University with a lot to learn. Both Eron Harris and Terry Henderson were brought to WVU to make some shots. It may have taken a little longer than originally expected, but Harris and Henderson are beginning to provide some consistent scoring for the Mountaineers.

Henderson got comfortable in the offensive system sooner than Harris. The Mountaineers missed his production during his two game absence due to a sore lower back. WVU needed someone to step up and score and that someone was Eron Harris.

Harris started and has scored in double figures in each of West Virginia's last three games. He posted 17 points against Kansas State, 10 points at Iowa State and a career-high 19 points against TCU.

"I'm just playing ball now like I have since I was three years old, but inside the works of the offense," Harris stated. "When I get it and see a lane, I take it and be strong with the ball and take it to the rim and try to get fouled."

Harris took advantage of an opportunity that presented itself due to Henderson's injury. It has helped to give Harris some confidence moving forward.

"I just moved into a spot," Harris said. "To me I have the same role whether I am coming off the bench or starting. I filled in a spot for Terry who was hurt for a second, so he will be back in the normal rotation."

Henderson saw his first minutes in 11 days against TCU. He appeared to be trying to shake some of the rust off from his lower back injury. Henderson and Harris have grown close since their arrival in Morgantown.

"It's a great feeling," Henderson said of Harris' success. "We came in as a dynamic duo. I'm glad to see him playing well. I keep encouraging him and will always be there for him. I'm glad to see him playing well and finally get things going."

West Virginia needs some consistent offense. Henderson provided that prior to his injury. He has scored in double figures six times this season. That included two games with more than 20 points.

If WVU can get Harris and Henderson to produce at the same time, perhaps this thing can be turned around.

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