Boys Basketball: Morgan Park’s Harris transfers to St. Rita
BY Michael O’Brien Sun-Times Media March 24, 2014 10:48PM
Kain Harris, of Morgan Park, puts up a shot against Hillcrest for the Boys 3A Regional Championship at Thornridge, Friday, March 7th, 2014 in Dolton | Gary Middendorf/for Sun-Times Media
Updated: April 26, 2014 6:27AM
Junior Kain Harris has confirmed that he’s transferring from Morgan Park to St. Rita. Harris plans to enroll at St. Rita sometime this week.
The move comes just two days after winning the Class 3A state championship with the Mustangs.
“He’s gone,” Morgan Park coach Nick Irvin said. “I don’t know why he’s doing that. His parents were probably upset that he wasn’t starting. I haven’t talked to either one of his parents.”
The 6-3 guard is considered one of the top 10 players in the state’s junior class. Harris, the cousin of former Crane star and current NBA player Tony Allen, showed a great deal of potential this season. He had an impressive stretch of games in December where he put up some serious scoring numbers.
Harris will join Kentucky recruit Charles Matthews on St. Rita’s squad next season, which should be one of the area’s best.
“It’s pretty wild,” Irvin said. “You win a state championship and then you leave. But that’s what they wanted to do.”
According to a St. Rita spokesperson on Monday, Harris has not been accepted into the school for this semester or any future semester.