(AP) KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - There's been plenty of talk about whether Tennessee forward Tobias Harris will soon go to the NBA. As far as coach Bruce Pearl is concerned, the freshman is already a professional.
Harris is serious while his teammates like to ham it up on the court; he opts to get extra shots in while the rest of the Volunteers are goofing off. That businesslike approach has helped him become one of the top freshmen in the country this year.
On Friday, the 6-foot-8 Harris will be expected to adjust his defensive role for the No. 9 seed Vols (19-14) as they face eighth-seeded Michigan (20-13) in NCAA West Regional play.
After a season of focusing largely on defending the post, Harris will defend 6-foot-4 guard Zack Novack.
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