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C.J. Harris


Wake Forest



Harris is on schedule to graduate this spring with a degree in communication and a minor in entrepreneurship and social enterprise. Harris was an Academic All-ACC selection as a freshman in 2009-10 and has been a member of the ACC Honor Roll.


Harris has been the leader of the team since his sophomore season, being voted team captain for three straight years. Wake Forest has undergone some turbulent times the past few years and Harris has not wavered as a leader through it all. Despite suspensions, transfers and withdrawals from a number of his teammates, Harris has persevered and led the team to the best of his ability. He also endured a coaching change following his freshman season and was called upon to speak to reporters on the day of the coach’s dismissal. He has also represented Wake Forest for the past three years at the ACC Preseason Media Day. Harris’ leadership extends beyond the basketball team as he is a Student-Athlete Advisory Council representative at Wake Forest.


Harris has been an active volunteer in the community during his Wake Forest career. He has volunteered on multiple occasions with programs such as Habitat for Humanity, Santa’s Helpers and Eat With The Deacs. Harris has also been very active with the Winston-Salem YMCA. He was a featured speaker at YMCA youth basketball camps during the summer of 2011, and this past spring, he volunteered as a youth flag football coach.


A third team All-ACC selection in 2011-12, Harris enters this season as the league’s leading returning scorer (16.7 ppg) and second-leading active career scorer. He has developed into one of the ACC’s top all-around players, ranking fourth in the conference in scoring and sixth in field goal percentage last season. He also led the ACC in free throw percentage in conference games and led the league in minutes played in all games. Harris scored in double figures in all but one game last season, including 10 games with 20+ points. He enters the 2012-13 season ranked among the top 15 in school history on four career charts and could move into the top 15 in school history for career points by the end of the season. Harris has started 83 career games for the Demon Deacons, including 62 straight while averaging over 30 minutes per game for his career. Harris has averaged 12.2 career points per game and has shot 83 percent from the free throw line over the past three seasons.