The addition of former Victory Christian and Myers Park football and basketball player DiJuan Harris to the Charlotte 49ers -- even as a walk-on -- naturally raises some eyebrows about the scholarships the 49ers have remaining this season.
Currently, the 49ers have one available scholarship left. That one is likely to go to 6-foot-7, 210-pound junior college player Lamont Mack, should he commit. Mack is making an official visit to the campus this weekend and a decision on his future could come as early as Sunday night.
Should Mack commit, that means Charlotte is out of scholarships, right? Not necessarily.
There is a strong possibility one (or more) current scholarship players could opt to transfer, making their scholarships available for next season.
In fact, with the way Charlotte assistant coaches continue to work on players that would be available next season, I would consider that scenario far more likely than not. And I would also bet those decisions will be made very soon.
- The dates of the 2007 Paradise Jams tournament in the U.S. Virgin Islands have been set, Nov 15-20, 2007. The teams entered: Charlotte, Winthrop, Georgia Tech, Baylor, Notre Dame, Wichita State, Monmouth (N.J.) and Illinois-Chicago. It is possible Charlotte and Winthrop could meet in the first round, which would mark the first ever men's basketball game played between the two schools.
-- Jim Utter