CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Dean and Markel Families Men’s Head Basketball Coach Tony Bennett announced Wednesday (Jan. 4) the addition of guard Dante Harris (Washington, D.C.) to the Cavaliers’ program.
Harris has signed a financial aid agreement and is transferring to Virginia after playing two seasons at Georgetown.
“We are excited to add Dante to the Virginia basketball family,” Bennett said. “Dante is a talented guard, who brings valuable experience and leadership to our team. We look forward to having him join our program.”
The 6-0, 170-pound guard averaged 10 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 55 career games for the Hoyas from 2020-22. He shot 36.5 percent from the field and 79.8 percent from the free throw line. Harris scored in double figures 20 times, including a pair of 20-point games. He averaged 11.9 points and 3.6 rebounds along with team-high in assists (118) as a sophomore in 2021-22. He was the 2021 Most Outstanding Player of the Big East Tournament as a freshman.
Harris will enroll at UVA in the spring semester and have three years of eligibility beginning with the 2023-24 season.
No. 11 Virginia (10-3, 2-2 ACC) hosts Syracuse (10-5, 3-1 ACC) in ACC action Saturday, Jan. 7. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 5 p.m. on ACC Network.