Swedes add transfer

By Steve Sell
June 24, 2014
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LINDSBORG — Clair Oleen’s bin-busting recruiting class at Bethany College recently added its newest member.

Cody Harris has signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the Swedes. 

A 6-5 forward, Harris played at Rapid City Central High School in South Dakota before going on to Minnesota West Technical and Community College in Jackson, Minn.

He played a year of soccer and ran a year of track along with playing basketball at Rapid City Central. In his second season at MWTCC he played 18 minutes per game, scored 15.7 points per game, grabbed 4.0 rebounds, averaged 1.0 block a game, 1.8 steals a game and 2.6 assists per game. He  shot 48 percent from the field, 42 percent from behind the 3-point line, and 70 percent from the foul line.

Harris was in the National Honors Society and received Academic All-State honors. He played in an All-Star Game, was named to the All-Conference team, received the team award for Most Positive Contributions and also was honored for scoring the most points in a first quarter (21 points).

"We are pleased to have Cody Harris coming to Bethany College to complete his undergrad degree and to become a part of Bethany basketball," Oleen said. "Cody is a super young man who works extremely hard on the basketball court and he absolutely wants to win. His drive and enthusiasm for the team to excel is contagious. Cody is a long-and-athletic guard who can shoot the 3 very well, pull up for the mid-range jumper or get to the rim. He boards well and passes well. He put up some awesome numbers at Minnesota West CC while only playing 18 minutes per game. Cody fits well into our style of play defensively as well as offensively. His length and athleticism along with his ‘hold nothing back’ work ethic makes him a great fullcourt defensive player in our scheme."

He is the son of Jess and Kristi Harris.