Earlier this month, the Purdue Boilermakers got some exciting news as 2024 prospect Gicarri Harris announced that he would be committing to the program. It was a big pickup for Matt Painter as he continues to build a really talented 2024 class.
Harris comes out of Loganville, Georgia and is rated as a four-star prospect by 247Sports and On3. He’s listed at 6-foot-4 and 180 pounds. Along with his offer from Purdue, Harris also had offers from programs including Georgia Tech, LSU, Miami (FL), and Virginia Tech among others.
This is what On3 wrote about Harris:
“It is the fundamentals that pop with Gicarri Harris. His baseline of skill is high. At his size, he is able to handle, shoot, and pass in multiple situations. A comfortable secondary ball handler, Harris can initiate offense and get his team into sets. He is a reliable three-point shooter with range and confidence. He can also make reads in the teeth of the defense. Harris is a good team defender, able to guard the ball or the passing lanes and he does not mind playing a physical brand. While he will not wow you with any one aspect of his game, there is a lot he can do to help a team win.”
With Harris’ commitment, Purdue now has six players in its 2024 class, which is now rated 19th nationally by On3. Those rankings will certainly change with plenty of time remaining before the classes are solidified, but that’s a great start for Painter and his staff. There’s little debating this could end up being a nationally elite class.
There’s no telling what Harris will accomplish in the Big Ten, but this is a significant commitment for the Boilermakers that keeps things heading in the right direction. Painter has proven his worth for Purdue and looks to keep things rolling.