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JUCO wing among 3 fall commits for UB hoops

The University at Buffalo basketball program has received oral commitments from three recruits in the past three weeks.

One is a junior college wing to fill at least some of the upcoming loss of senior wings Blake Hamilton and Willie Conner. The other two are high school guards.

The wing is 6-foot-7 Jeremy Harris of Gulf Coast State College, a junior college in Panama City, Fla. Harris also visited Texas Tech. He averaged 13.7 points and 6.3 rebounds a game last season and will have two years of eligibility when he gets to UB. He's from Greensboro, N.C.

James Reese, a 6-3 shooting guard from Columbia, S.C., commited to UB on Oct. 1. He also had offers from James Madison, Winthrop, South Carolina State and North Carolina A&T, according The State newspaper of Columbia, S.C. Reese led A.C. Flora High to the Class 3A state title last season. He averaged 15 ppg and scored 17 in the state title game.

UB went to Akron, Ohio, to get an oral commitment from 6-2 point guard Jayvon Graves, who plays for LeBron James' alma mater, St. Vincent/St. Mary's. Graves helped his team to a 26-4 record last season and a runner-up finish in the Division II Ohio title game. His decision came down to UB, Toledo and Fordham, he told Cleveland.com. His recruitment is an indication the Bulls will want star sophomore C.J. Massinburg to play his more natural, off-guard-scorer role in future years.

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