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September 14, 2012

High School Hoops: Former Frew Mill star returning as success story

NEW CASTLE — Michael Harris is arguably one of the biggest success stories to come out of Frew Mill School.

Tomorrow, the player who helped lead the Longhorns to the 1988 WPIAL Class A basketball championship, will make a return trip to New Castle to give back and share his story with young people in New Castle, where his love for the game began.

Harris, now a sports agent, will appear here during a book release and motivational speaking tour.

From 1-4 p.m., Harris will conduct a book signing and speak at the Ben Franklin Early Learning Center at 815 Cunningham Ave.

At 5 p.m., Harris will appear at a benefit banquet at First Assembly of God Church at 2021 Pulaski Rd. The event, presented by the Gussie M. Walker Community Outreach Organization, will benefit the Walker Neighborhood House.

Harris, who is the founder of Best Sports Consultants, one of the top sports marketing firms in the country based out of Philadelphia, has had a client field that has included Kobe Bryant, Terrell Owens and Ray Lewis.

Harris’ first book, “Young Marques Becomes a Quiet Storm” is based on a true story about New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston. His second book, “Theo the Hero” is a story about anti-bullying based on the life of former NBA star center Theo Ratliff.

A movie about Harris’ historic championship season at Frew Mill School, a part of New Castle’s Youth Development Center, currently is in development. Hollywood producer/writer Monique Sorgen has completed the movie script.

Information on Saturday night’s benefit banquet is available from Yvonne Clark at (724) 971-8689.

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