Harris Reinstated to Wolverine Program

Jan. 25, 2010

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan men's basketball head coach John Beilein announced today (Monday, Jan. 25) that following a meeting with junior guard Manny Harris (Detroit, Mich./Redford HS) and the team, Harris has been reinstated to the program.

"It is our hope that Manny will show tremendous growth from his suspension," said Beilein. "We look forward to moving on and to having a great practice today."

"I wanted to take this opportunity to apologize to the university, the coaching staff, my teammates and every U-M fan for not being able to help the team against Purdue," said Harris. "I made a poor decision during last Friday's practice, which I regret very much.

"I fully accept the suspension from the coaching staff. It was the correct decision. I cannot tell you my disappointment for letting my teammates down and showing the lack of leadership that I normally try to provide.

"I love my teammates, the coaches, this program and especially all the fans who have continued to support me. I have learned a great deal from this situation and I don't ever want to have it happen again."

U-M faces Michigan State on Tuesday (Jan. 26) at 7 p.m. in a "Maize Out" in Crisler Arena. The game will be televised on ESPN and webcast on ESPN360.com.

Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4423

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