Jamir and JaQuan Harris never imagined being teammates at the collegiate level.
There’s a sizeable age gap between the two basketball-playing brothers, so the idea had always seemed like a mathematical impossibility when the guards were growing up in North Brunswick. But the NCAA’s pandemic-inspired decision to grant athletes an extra year of eligibility allowed Jamir, a grad student, to prolong his career at Seton Hall. JaQuan, meanwhile, is a freshman with the Pirates.
“I never thought I’d have the chance to play with my younger brother,” Jamir says. “So when the opportunity presented itself, on top of having the chance to play for [Seton Hall’s new head coach Shaheen Holloway], I thought it was the perfect fit.
“It’s a special feeling.”
It’s also a feeling that two other Seton Hall players can relate to, oddly enough. With Dre and Tae Davis on the squad as well, the Pirates have two sets of brothers for the first time in program history. The unique situation has helped the Hall develop a literal family atmosphere in Holloway’s first year at the helm.
Unlike the Harrises, being…