Tuesday, May 5, 2015

UIS men's basketball team signs junior college transfer Paxton Harmon

The University of Illinois Springfield men’s basketball program has added to its recruiting class with the signing of 6-foot-5 guard-forward Paxton Harmon.

The Warsaw native signed a letter of intent Monday to play for the Prairie Stars.

Harmon was the No. 3 scorer on the John Wood Community College team last season with 14.2 points per game as a sophomore. He ranked second with 5.7 rebounds per game. He should bring versatility to the Stars’ lineup.

“At the beginning of the season, I played a little guard,” Harmon said. “At the end of the season, I played a forward position. I played a little bit of guard in every game, too.” Harmon helped John Wood to a runner-up finish at the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II National Tournament.

“The UIS campus and facilities are a lot nicer than any other schools that I went to,” Harmon said.

This article appeared in The State Journal-Register on May 4, 2015.

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