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Four-star guard Anthony Harris Jr. commits to Virginia Tech

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BLACKSBURG, VA - FEBRUARY 26: Virginia Tech Hokies head coach Buzz Williams tries to excite fans in the second half during the game against the Duke Blue Devils at Cassell Coliseum on February 26, 2018 in Blacksburg, Virginia. (Photo by Lauren Rakes/Getty Images)

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Virginia Tech began building its 2019 recruiting class Tuesday afternoon, as four-star guard Anthony Harris Jr. announced that he will be a Hokie. Harris, who attends Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax, Virginia and played his grassroots basketball for the Team Takeover program on the Nike EYBL circuit, is Virginia Tech’s first commitment in the class.

The 6-foot-3 Harris is a player the Virginia Tech coaching staff had been recruiting for quite some time, and the hard work has paid off. The other schools on the combo guard’s final list were Connecticut, Duke, Miami and Wake Forest.

Lauded for his abilities as a perimeter defender, Harris has made strides as a perimeter shooter and is a key commitment for Virginia Tech. While the Hokies have two lead guards with eligibility remaining beyond the 2018-19 season in sophomore Wabissa Bede and freshman Jonathan Kabongo, there was a need to account for Justin Robinson being set to graduate in the spring.

With Harris’ verbal commitment, Virginia Tech has done just that.