Tobias Harris likes new coach, still examining draft options

By: Wes Boling Email
By: Wes Boling Email

KNOXVILLE (WVLT) -- Tennessee forward Tobias Harris says he's still evaluating his chances at being an NBA lottery pick but has a good relationship with new Vols basketball coach Cuonzo Martin.

"Coach Martin is a great guy, but more importantly he's a great coach," Harris told the Sports Overtime team Tuesday after an individual workout.

"He really pushes us to the limit; he pushes everyone on the team to the limit."

Harris was Tennessee's second-leading scorer during his freshman season. He has entered his name into the NBA draft pool, but has not hired an agent. He has until May 8 to decide whether to keep his name in the draft or return for his sophomore season.

But, Harris says, if he comes back to Tennessee for another year of college basketball, he trusts his new coach to help him improve his game.

"I really feel like if I do decide to come back I'm in great hands here," Harris said. "With him...and his staff, I feel like that's a great opportunity for me."

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