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Monday March 24th, 2014

Ex-Mountaineers guard Eron Harris averaged 17.2 points and 3.5 rebounds a game. (AP Photo/Andrew Ferguson) Ex-Mountaineers guard Eron Harris averaged 17.2 points and 3.5 rebounds a game. (AP Photo/Andrew Ferguson)

West Virginia sophomore guard Eron Harris asked for a release from his scholarship and plans to transfer, the school announced Monday.

Harris was the team's second-leading scorer this season, averaging 17.2 points in 33 games. He led the team in free-throw and three-point field-goal percentage.

“I have enjoyed my time at West Virginia University the past two years, but I want to transfer closer to home,” says Harris. “I want to be closer to my family, especially being around my little brother.”

Harris is originally from Indianapolis.

The Mountaineers finished this season 17-16, losing in the first round of the National Invitation Basketball tournament to Georgetown.

“We have enjoyed Eron and his contributions to Mountaineer basketball,” West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins said. “Of all people, I certainly know what it is like to be closer to family and friends, that’s why I did it as a student-athlete then as a coach.”

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