UIC will be keeping one of the top players in Chicago’s 2024 class home. On Wednesday evening they received a commitment from Carlos Harris, a 6’2” point guard of Curie High School and the Meanstreets. 

The commitment comes just days after the seniors visit to UIC. “My visit was great,” Harris first said about the nearby trip. “I know I was still in Chicago but it felt like I was out of town on a visit because I never knew how big the campus was. I would always drive past it but when I walked around and talked to differed people it was amazing how big the campus was.”

Before making his commitment to the hometown school, Harris was also offered by Eastern Illinois, Illinois, Northern Illinois, Radford, and Southern Indiana. The coaching staff for UIC played a prominent role in the decision for Harris. “Main thing about UIC was how they always believed in me, even when I had bad games and didn’t have points but just being a true point guard, they still believed in me. They showed the most love, came to every game, always at my practice, open gym so that means a lot to me.” 

Another big factor that came into the decision was staying in Chicago. “I want to put my name more out there. I noticed a lot of people from Chicago go out of town with their talent instead of just staying home and showing Chicago can really hoop.”