Butler Transfer Visits Miami RedHawks

Harrison-Docks likes MU's style of play.

Chris Harrison-Docks originally signed with Butler last year and expected the Indianapolis school to be his home for the next four years. But after arriving on campus this fall, he decided he needed a change and will transfer after final exams this month. The Miami RedHawks are one of the schools Harrison-Docks is considering.

Chris Harrison Docks Docks originally signed with Butler last year and expected the Indianapolis school to be his home for the next four years. But after arriving on campus this fall, he decided he needed a change and will transfer after final exams this month. The Miami RedHawks are one of the schools Harrison-Docks is considering.

He originally chose Butler over offers from many schools including San Diego State, Utah, New Mexico, Akron, Bradley, Western Kentucky, and Duquesne. Also he had interest from Notre Dame, Stanford, Virginia, and Boston College.

Harrison-Docks came to Butler from Okemos, Michigan. Before that he spent some time in Louisville, Kentucky. As a freshman at Louisville Trinity High School, he was teammates with current RedHawk Josh Sewell.

Harrison-Docks (5'11"/174) compares his style of play to retired Memphis Grizzlie Jason Williams. He explained, "I am more of a point guard who likes to play fast. I can score, pass, and break defenders down. I am very quick."

The weekend of the James Madison game, he took a visit to Miami. He came away impressed with both Miami and head coach John Cooper. "I liked it a lot," he said. "The campus is nice. Coach Cooper and his staff showed me what Miami has to offer. They showed that I would be a valuable option and can come in and play right away." He then added, "I had a great time and want to thank everybody there for the hospitality."

Harrison-Docks said he prefers to play Miami's style of full court defense. Specifically, he likes "the up and down style of play and pressing. It is what I am looking for. I like the way Miami did it."

When asked the criteria of what he is looking for in a school, he responded:

"I want offensive freedom and a coach that trusts his point guards. I think Coach Cooper does that."

Besides the RedHawks, the list of schools recruiting him includes UNC-Greensboro, Western Michigan, Western Kentucky, Michigan State, and Virginia Tech. All have offered except MSU and VT. He would like to visit all of the schools and does not have any leader at this point. He will decide on a school by Christmas.

Although he can begin practicing as soon has his finals are over, he will have to sit out one year per NCAA rules. After transferring, he plans on majoring in "pre-dental" and will take chemistry and biology classes.

Off the court, he loves to read. "Reading is very important and is a reflection of other people's thought," Harrison-Docks said. "I read autobiographies of successful people." Those include Cornell West, Dennis Rodman, Michael Jordan, President Obama, Martin Luther King, and Malcolm X.

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