2010 (Senior):HEADER COREERRYALE LADORABLE "Manny" HARRIS Shooting Guard University of Michigan Wolverines #3 6:04.0-185 Detroit, Michigan Redford High School
OVERVIEW One of 10 siblings in his family, Harris' first name, Corperryale, is a mixture of a cousin (Corrine), an uncle (Perry) and the "ale" of his immediate siblings -- Janelle, Jerrelle and Al. His sister, Janelle, is also a standout basketball player at Marquette.
The junior shooting guard had long desired to play for Michigan and signed in 2006. Even though Harris played just three seasons for the Wolverines, he finished 10th in school history in scoring (1,668 points), hitting double figures in 83-of-98 games. He became just the third junior in UM annals to reach the 1,600-point club and ranks 32nd all-time among Michigan players with 559 rebounds.
Harris is ninth in school history with 366 assists, become the 12th Wolverine to surpass 300 assists. He also ranks seventh on the UM career-record chart with 144 steals. His versatility and athleticism saw him lead the team in scoring, assists and steals in each of his last two seasons. In 2009, he became just the second player in school annals to record a triple-double, as he totaled 18 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists vs. Northern Michigan.
At Redford High School, Harris was the recipient of the state of Michigan's Hal Schram Mr. Basketball Award in 2007, becoming the first Detroit public school player to win the award since Redford's Dion Harris in 2003 and the eighth player from the public school ranks to earn that accolade since the award began in 1981. The two-time Associated Press Class A All-State first-team, Detroit News and Detroit Free Press Dream Team and All-Metro team pick was also named to the Detroit Free Press State Championships All-Tournament team as a senior.
The McDonald's All-American selection averaged 24.8 points, 9.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game during his four-year career, starting his final three seasons. He averaged 18.4 points as a sophomore, helping Redford to a 20-3 record and the Class A regional finals of State Championships, losing to Detroit Pershing, 80-52. As a junior, he totaled 22.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists, as Redford went 23-4 and won the PSL title.
In his final season, Harris produced averages of 33.5 points, 11.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists, as Redford compiled a 21-7 record and went to the Class A State championship game, where they lost to Saginaw, 79-57, despite Harris totaling 31 points, 10 rebounds, four steals, two blocks and an assist.
Harris was an instant hit upon his arrival at Michigan. Starting all 32 games, he became the fourth U-M freshman to score over 500 points in a season (516). He set the team freshman record for free throws made in a season (156, fifth overall). He also led the team in scoring (16.1 points per game), free throw percentage (.817) and steals (45), earning All-Big Ten Conference second-team, Big Ten All-Freshman Team, Academic All-Big Ten and team MVP honors.
As a sophomore, Harris was an All-Big Ten first-team, Academic All-Big Ten and All-District choice. The only Wolverine to start every game, he became the sixth sophomore in school history to reach 1,000 career points. He was one of two players in the Big Ten to rank among the top 10 for scoring, rebounding and assists, as he led U-M in scoring (16.9), rebounding 6.8), assists (4.4), steals (1.2), minutes (32.9), three-point field goals (52) and free throw percentage (86.3 percent).
A third-team All-Big Ten choice in 2009-10, Harris was named team MVP, as he again led the Wolverines in scoring (18.1 points per game), assists (126) and steals (56) for the second-straight season. His average of 1.8 steals ranked second, his 18.1 points ranked fourth and his 4.1 assists ranked fourth among the conference participants.
Harris announced that he was leaving the university in March to enter the 2010 NBA Draft.
GAME ANALYSIS 2007-08 SEASON All-Big Ten Conference second-team choice by the league's coaches and media...Big Ten All-Freshman Team, U-M Athletic Academic Achievement, U-M's Bill Buntin Most Valuable Player and recipient of U-M's Award for Outstanding Free Throw Shooting...Member of the Great Alaska Shootout All-Tournament Team...Named Big Ten Player of the Week (2/18)... Became the fourth Wolverine freshman to score over 500 points in a season (516, 16.1 ppg)...Set the team freshman record for free throws made in a season (156)...With 156 free throws made, he posted the fifth-best season total in school annals (overall)...Started all 32 games -- one of two Wolverines, along with DeShawn Sims, to start every game...Led the team in scoring, steals, minutes (33.0 per game) and free throw percentage (81.7 percent)...Went on to average 16.1 points, 4.2 rebounds (135 total), 2.7 assists (87 total, second on the team) and 1.4 steals per game in his first season...Scored in double figures in 28-of-32 games...Had eight 20-plus point contests and led U-M in scoring 21 times...Had 14 games with five or more rebounds and led the team in assists 14 times.
2007-08 SEASON Scored a season-best 29 points at Penn State (March 1) after going 8-for-21 from the field, 5-for-11 on three-point field goals and 8-for-11 on free throws...Had a season-high nine rebounds vs. Central Michigan (Dec. 15)...Led U-M in rebounding in seven games...Had a season-high eight assists at Northwestern (Jan. 12)...Shot 38.1 percent from the field (159-for-417), 31.8 percent on three-point field goals (42-for-132) and a team-best 81.7 percent on free throws (159-for-191)...Had five games with 10-or-more free throw attempts in a game...Had 10 games going perfect from the free throw line...Had a 14-for-19 performance from the free throw line vs. Western Kentucky (Nov. 24) at the Great Alaska Shootout -- the 19 attempts tied second best mark for a single game in U-M history while the 14 makes ranks ninth all-time...Collected seven blocks (0.2)...Had a career-high two blocks vs. Iowa (March 13) in the Big Ten Tournament...Led U-M with 45 steals (1.4)...Had a career-high four steals, two times - vs. Radford (Nov. 9) in first collegiate game and vs. Boston College (Nov. 28) in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge...Played in 33.0 minutes per game...Played in over 1,000 minutes on the season (1,057)...Played 20-or-more minutes in all 32 games, with 25 games of 30-plus...Played a season-best 38 minutes at Wisconsin (Jan. 22).
GAME ANALYSIS Scored a season-high 27 points vs. Detroit (Dec. 13)...Recorded the second triple-double in U-M history vs. Northern Michigan (Nov. 14, 18 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists)...Had five double-doubles -- vs. Northern Michigan (Nov. 14, 18 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists), Creighton (Nov. 26, 20 points, 11 assists), Alabama (Nov. 27, 26 points, 10 rebounds), at Iowa (20 points, 10 rebounds) and Illinois (15 points, 11 rebounds)...Posted 10 five-plus assist games, two 10-plus assist games and led U-M in assists 18 times...Recorded a season-high 11 assists vs. Creighton (Nov. 26)...Shot 80.0 percent (152-for-190) from the free-throw line...Made 48 three-point field goals...Made a season-high four three-pointers twice -- at Iowa (Feb. 16) and Penn State (Feb. 20)...Had 11 blocks this season...Recorded a career-best-tying two blocks vs. Michigan State (Jan. 26)...Had a team-high 56 steals...Recorded a career-high five steals twice -- vs. Alabama (Nov. 29) and Michigan State (Jan. 26)...Played 1,120 minutes...Averaged 36.1 minutes per game...Played 30-or-more minutes in 29 games...Played a career-high 45 minutes vs. Creighton (Nov. 26).
GAME ANALYSIS 2008-09 SEASON All-Big Ten Conference first-team selection by the league's coaches and media, adding Academic All-Big Ten honors...First-team All-District VII pick by the NABC... Named U-M's Bill Buntin Most Valuable Player and was the Gary Grant Award winner, given for most assists...Regional MVP at the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer, as he broke the classic tournament scoring record with 96 points (four games, 24.0 points per game), topping the 92 by Memphis' Chris Douglas-Roberts ...Added CollegeHoops.net All-American honorable mention and was selected Big Ten Player of the Week (11/17) once...Became the sixth U-M sophomore, 27th Big Ten sophomore and 43rd Wolverine player to reach 1,000 career points (1,106)...Started all 35 games, the only Wolverine to do so, as he was one of two players in the Big Ten to rank among the top 10 for scoring, rebounding and assists... Led U-M in scoring (16.9), rebounding 6.8), assists (4.4), steals (1.2), minutes (32.9), three-point field goals (52) and free throw percentage (86.3 percent)...Accounted for 590 points, 237 rebounds and 154 assists, all career-bests...Scored in double figures in 26-of-35 games, and had thirteen 20-plus point games...Had 33 multi-assist games, with 14 games of five-plus assists...Shot 41.5 percent (181-for-436) from the field, 32.7 percent (52-for-159) on three-point field goals and single-season career best 86.3 percent (176-for-204) on free throws, which was second in the Big Ten.
2008-09 SEASON Became 35th Wolverine to score 30-plus points in a game with a career-high 30 vs. Michigan Tech (Nov. 21) in the season opener...Collected single-season career best 237 rebounds (6.8)...Had a career-best 16 rebounds vs. N.C. Central (Dec. 29)...Had six games with double-digit rebounds, five of which led to double-doubles...Had six double-doubles, five point/rebound and one point/assist -- Northeastern (Nov. 12, 26 points, 10 rebounds), Norfolk State (Nov. 25, 16 points, 15 rebounds), Oakland (Dec. 20, 15 points, 13 assists), N.C. Central (Dec. 29, 29 points, 16 rebounds), at Indiana (Jan. 7, 17 points, 11 rebounds), at Ohio State (Jan. 28, 22 points, 12 rebounds)...Nearly recorded three triple-doubles...Collected single season best 154 assists (4.4)...Had a career-best 13 assists vs. Oakland (Dec. 20)...Drained a team-best and single-season career best 52 three-point field goals...Set the U-M record for free throw percentage (86.3)...Had eight games with double-digit free throw attempts...Had six games with double-digit free throws made, including a career-best-tying 14 made vs. Savannah State (Nov. 29) -- part of a 14-for-14 performance...Collected single-season best 18 blocks (0.5), nearly tripling output as a freshman...Had a career-best-tying two blocks, four times -- vs. UCLA (Nov. 20), at Indiana (Jan. 7), vs. Northwestern (Jan. 24), vs. Penn State (Feb. 5)... Led U-M with 43 steals (1.2)...Had a career-best-tying four steals, two times -- vs. Iowa (Jan. 11) and at Ohio State (Feb. 28)...Played 32.9 minutes per games...One of two Wolverines to surpass 1,000 minutes during the season (1,152)...Recorded second straight season with 1,000-plus minutes...Played in 30-or-more minutes in 27-of-35 games...Played a career-best 42 minutes in overtime game vs. Savannah State (Nov. 29).
2009-10 SEASON All-Big Ten Conference third-team choice by the league's coaches and media...Added Academic All-Big Ten honors...Second-team All-District VII pick by the NABC...Named to the U-M Athletic Academic Achievement list and earned the team's Bill Buntin Most Valuable Player Award...Also the recipient of U-M's Gary Grant Award for Most Assists and U-M's Award for Outstanding Free Throw Shooting...The team captain was also named a Top 20 finalist for Bob Cousy Award (nation's best guard)...Selected Big Ten Player of the Week (11/16) once...Old Spice Classic All-Tournament Team and Old Spice Classic "Scholar-Ballers" Recipient...Became just the third U-M junior to reach 1,600 career points, joining Mike McGee (1978-81) and Jalen Rose (1992-94)...Played in 31 games, making 30 starts...Averaged 18.1 points (fourth in Big Ten), 6.0 rebounds (11th in Big Ten with 187 total), 4.1 assists (fourth in Big Ten with 126), 1.8 steals (second in Big Ten with 56) and ranked seventh in the league after he shot 80.0 percent from the free-throw line (152-of-190)... Scored 562 points, his third-straight 500-plus point season...Scored in double figures in 29 games and led U-M in scoring 17 times...Grabbed 187 rebounds, 57 offensive and 130 defensive...Had four games with 10-plus rebounds...Shot 42.1 percent (181-for-430) from the field and 30.8 percent (48-for-156) from three-point range.
CAREER NOTES Harris started 97 of 98 games in three seasons at Michigan, averaging 17.0 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.5 steals per game...Finished with 11 career double-doubles and became just the second Wolverine in history to record a triple-double when he tallied 18 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists vs. Northern Michigan (11/14/09)...Throughout his career, he tallied 83 double-figure scoring games, with 37 of those of 20-plus points... A three-time All-Big Ten Conference selection and two-time U-M Most Valuable Player, Harris scored 1,668 points in his three-year career, putting him 10th in school history and making him one of just three juniors to reach the 1,600-point plateau, joining Mike McGee (1978-81) and Jalen Rose (1992-94)...Ranks 32nd in school annals with 549 career rebounds and is among the top 10 all-time for free throws made (484, third), free throw percentage (.827, third), three-point field goal attempts (447, fifth), three-point field goals made (142, sixth), free throw attempts (585, sixth), steals (144, seventh) and assists (366, ninth)....Became just the fifth Wolverine in history to record three consecutive 500-plus point seasons.
HIGH SCHOOL Attended Redford (Detroit, Mich.) High School, lettering four times in basketball, including three seasons as a starter, for head coach Ken Flowers (from 2005-to-2007)...Coached by Derrick McDowell (from 2003-to-2005)...Recipient of the state of Michigan's Hal Schram Mr. Basketball Award in 2007, becoming the first Detroit public school player to win the award since Redford's Dion Harris in 2003 and the eighth player from the public school ranks to earn that accolade since the award began in 1981...The two-time Associated Press Class A All-State first-team, Detroit News and Detroit Free Press Dream Team and All-Metro team pick was also named to the Detroit Free Press State Championships All-Tournament team as a senior...The McDonald's All-American selection averaged 24.8 points, 9.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game during his four-year career...Averaged 18.4 points as a sophomore, helping Redford to a 20-3 record and the Class A regional finals of State Championships, losing to Detroit Pershing, 80-52...As a junior, he totaled 22.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists, as Redford went 23-4 and won the PSL title...In his final season, Harris produced averages of 33.5 points, 11.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists, as Redford compiled a 21-7 record and went to the Class A State championship game, where they lost to Saginaw, 79-57, despite Harris totaling 31 points, 10 rebounds, four steals, two blocks and an assist.
PERSONAL General Studies major, enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts...One of eleven children of Merrick (Harris-Carter) and James Carter...His first name is Corperryale, a mixture of a cousin (Corrine), an uncle (Perry) and the "ale" of his immediate siblings -- Janelle, Jerrelle and Al...Sister, Janelle, plays basketball at Marquette...Goes by nickname "Manny"...Born Corperryale Ladorable Harris on 9/21/89 in Detroit, Michigan.
SCOUTING REPORT Positives: Harris might lack the size for the "two" guard slot, but he has the wingspan (6-feet-7 1/4), standing reach (8-6) and leaping ability (38-inch vertical) to compensate...He ha a solid, muscular frame with minimal body fat (3.8 percent), but has to improve his overall core strength...Is a better fit as a combo guard; shows the passing and ball-handling skills (366 assists in 98 games) to play the point but has the body and shooting touch to play the "two"...Drives hard into the lane and can finish with either hand around the basket...Has a strong defensive presence, using his reach to disrupt shooters (144 steals) and even though he gives up several inches, he times his leaps to alter shots (36 blocks)...Has the body control and balance, along with good court vision to break down the defense and draw contact on the way to the rim (82.7 percent free throw shooter)...Stays low in his stance with hands active, along with the footwork and lateral agility to stay in front of his man...Efficient with 559 rebounds, most because of his ability to slip under and angle to the glass...Gets good elevation on drives to the rim, gliding through the air to draw fouls (free throw shooting is a big asset)...Uses his slashing agility well to get to the basket...His long wingspan compensates for a lack of bulk, as he keeps his hands high and active...Creates mismatches for guards because of his wingspan, but will need to get faster to compete at the next level...Has good, soft hands to grab the one-bounce pass and drive to the rim...Best when he sets his feet and squares his shoulders before shooting...Scrappy defender who uses his long arms and lateral agility to get in the face of a shooter out on the perimeter...Intelligent player who has the ability to rotate to several positions, depending on the offensive scheme...Explodes off the ground and times his leaps well to get around the slower opponent in attempts to secure rebounds...Has a good concept for using angles in his drive to the basket and shows good change-of-direction agility.
Negatives: Has just adequate range and shoots with an erratic release (low launch point and will push from the hip) when trying to get off his jumper with a defender in his face...Does not have the core strength to challenge wings and has to work on developing lower-body power...When he gets bounced out of the lane, he will retreat to the perimeter, where he lacks consistent range...Needs to look to set up others when his shot isn't falling but has a shoot-back-into-a-rhythm mentality...Gets out of control with the ball in his hands and needs to improve playing without the ball to be effective in a half-court offense...Generally shies away from contact (does not like to be pressured).
--Report by Dave-Te' Thomas
Compares To: LARRY HUGHES, Charlotte -- Harris needs to get into a good training program and improve his core strength to defend vs. NBA guards. He can earn minutes at the point and has the ability to play shooting guard. He lacks range in his perimeter game, but is a decent finisher around the rim if he can learn to finish through contact.