G Harris immediately eligible for North Carolina State

North Carolina State sophomore guard Blake Harris will be eligible at the start of the season after gaining an NCAA waiver to play immediately, the school announced Tuesday.Harris departed Missouri in early January last season and faced the possibility of not being eligible until the second semester of the upcoming campaign.”I’m excited for Blake that he has an opportunity to join our team immediately,” NC State coach Kevin Keatts said in a statement. “I’m very appreciative of our compliance staff for working diligently with Blake on the waiver and thankful to the NCAA for approving it.”Harris started in nine of 14 games played for Missouri. He averaged 3.8 points and 3.1 assists for the Tigers, shooting 40.7 percent from the field, including 0-of-7 from 3-point range.Harris originally signed with Washington but later requested to be released from his letter of intent when the school fired coach Lorenzo Romar. He followed ballyhooed recruit Michael Porter Jr. to Missouri but began questioning his decision early last season.