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Elite point guard Damon Harge Jr. is transferring back to North Carolina

Damon Harge Jr. is coming back to North Carolina. (Photo: CP3 Rising Stars)

Damon Harge Jr. is coming back to North Carolina. (Photo: CP3 Rising Stars)

Back in 2011, just after finishing up fifth grade, Damon Harge Jr. relocated from California to North Carolina after consulting with Washington Wizards star John Wall about where he should start his high school career.

Back then, Harge, a point guard, was considered the No. 1 player in his class with a cult-like following after his YouTube highlight clips amassed more than 12 million views.

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After spending the last three years at Orlando Christian Prep (Orlando, Fla.), Harge has decided to transfer back to North Carolina to play at Christ School (Arden, N.C.).

“I felt I needed to be pushed more in practice and learn the game from a coach that coached at the next level,” Harge said. “And had a bigger expectation for me to come in and be a leader on and off the court.”

Greenies coach Scott Willard formerly served as head basketball coach at Lesley University and was Director of Basketball Operations at the University of Wyoming.

Harge helped Orlando Christian Prep capture a state title as an eighth grader in 2014.

This past season he averaged 16 points and four assists for the Warriors who finished 23-9 and fell in the state Final Four.

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