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Harris departs from Siena men’s basketball program


LOUDONVILLE — Sophomore Gary Harris has left the Siena men’s basketball program.

A post from the social-media account @low_madness first reported that Harris had entered into the NCAA transfer portal. Siena confirmed the departure, while Harris did not respond to a request for comment.

“We thank Gary for his contributions to the program,” Siena head coach Carmen Maciariello said in a statement issued through the school’s athletic department. “We are facing unprecedented and challenging times, and being closer to home is what’s best for Gary at this moment.” 

Harris emerged as a starter on the perimeter in his freshman season, during which the California native averaged 5.3 points and 2.7 rebounds per game. On a full-time basis, Harris entered into Siena’s starting lineup midway through the MAAC season and played a key role in the Saints winning their final 10 games of the season.

Earlier this month, Siena announced that junior Dana Tate had been dismissed from the program and that junior walk-on Jason Hawkes “had been removed from the active roster to focus on his academics.”

With Harris and Tate gone, Siena has 10 scholarship players available for the start of its 2020-21 season.

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