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When the Miami Heat take on the San Antonio Spurs tonight, look for former Lake Highlands Wildcat Terrel Harris wearing jersey number 14 and playing on the home court for Miami. Harris attended LHHS with the Class of 2005, though he moved before graduation and finished at South Garland High.

“Terrel was a funny character,” remembered Tyler Brown, Terrel’s Wildcat teammate in 2002-04. “He always joked around and made sure we all had fun during practice, games, and in the locker room. I’ll never forget his goofy character. He was always a hard worker and went 110%, so I’m glad to see it paying off years later.”

Harris played four years at Oklahoma State after high school, but he wasn’t drafted by an NBA team. He played in French and German leagues and on NBA Development League teams before joining the Heat earlier this season.

Here’s hoping we face him in the NBA finals.