Paul Harrison, a 6-8 sophomore center from Alpharetta, Georgia, has been working it hard for the North Greenville University Crusader men’s basketball team. Paul is a graduate of Roswell High School, where he played for the Hornets.
Harrison came to North Greenville in 2007 to begin his college basketball career. Paul was redshirted his first year, but during the 2008-2009 basketball season, Harrison averaged sixteen points per game in turn scoring 448 points by the end of the season, which was one of the highest scoring totals by any NCAA Division II freshman. He also averaged nine rebounds per game for a total of 259 rebounds. He helped lead the Crusaders to eleven victories.
During the team’s first exhibition game against Presbyterian College, Harrison scored eighteen points. The second game against UNC-Wilmington, Paul scored only nine points, but blocked four shots. In the final exhibition game against Kennesaw State, he scored 31 points to lead the team.
He currently leads the Crusaders in scoring at 21 points per game, and also in rebounding at 7.2. He also has rejected eight shots in the first five games.
Lister says that Harrison is prepared for the long campaign and is capable of making good post moves. “He’s pretty hard to stop inside unless the opponent has a lot of help,” Lister noted. Lister is more than ready to see exactly how far Paul can go with his talent and how many wins he will lead the Crusaders to.