The Patrick School (N.J.) senior guard Jamir Harris became the second commitment in Gophers coach Richard Pitino's 2017 recruiting class Wednesday.


"It just felt like the place for me," Harris told the Star Tribune. "I went on campus for an unofficial visit (this summer). I felt so comfortable. Real family oriented feeling there."


Harris, who planned to make official visits to Minnesota (Sept. 30) and Stanford, received an in-home visit with Pitino and assistant Kimani Young on Tuesday night.

"I've had a really good relationship with them throughout the whole recruiting process," Harris said about Pitino and Young. "My relationship with them is on a high level. They just told me (Tuesday) they needed me and wanted me to be a part of their program. I knew it was genuine. I felt the same way."

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound three-star prospect is considered one of the top shooters in the class. He shot 39 percent from three-point range in the prestigious Nike Elite Youth Basketball League this summer for the Playaz Basketball Club in New Jersey.

Harris played one season with current Gophers sophomore Dupree McBrayer in high school two years ago. He joins four-star St. Raymond's (N.Y.) point guard Isaiah Washington in Minnesota's 2017 recruiting class.

"I was definitely excited," Harris said. "Isaiah is a great player. I grew up with him. I played against him a lot. I know we're going to be doing big things in the backcourt in the future."

The Gophers are done with their recruiting class right now, according to a source. Commonwealth Academy (Mass.) forward Hasahn French will no longer be visiting Minnesota this week.

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