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December 11, 2012

Butler transfer lands at WKU

He wanted to play somewhere that better fit his style of play.

Class of 2012 three-star point guard Chris Harrison-Docks has landed at Western Kentucky, after he announced a decision to transfer from Butler on Nov. 9.

"Well I wanted a place with good tradition, a winning program," he said. "Somewhere that plays my style of play, I just didn't feel it benefited me to stay at Butler with their style.

"So when I looked around at other schools, I decided that Western Kentucky was the school that had everything I was looking for."

Harrison-Docks said he considered Michigan State, Missouri, Miami (Ohio), UNC-Greensboro, and Western Michigan before choosing WKU.

He picked the Hilltoppers after visiting on the weekend of Dec. 8.

"I had a really good visit," Harrison-Docks said. "I got to meet the athletic director (Todd Stewart), met with everyone.

"Got to sit down with Coach (Ray) Harper, see all the facilities and the campus. I really liked the environment there."

Harper had been recruiting the former three-star guard since his freshman year of high school.

"He (Harper)'s a great guy," Harrison-Docks said. "He's somebody that you want to play for.

"It was an easy decision knowing him throughout my whole basketball career, since freshman year of high school."

The former three-star said he's not a combo guard, but he has the skills to both pass and score, whichever the team needs from him.

"I look to bring leadership, to come in and replace what Jamal (Crook) gives, maybe add a little to that," Harrison-Docks said. "Basically whatever the team needs me to do, get the ball to TJ, George, or if I need to score--whatever it is I need to do. I just want to play fast."

Harrison-Docks played in only two exhibitions at Butler, which means he'll only be ineligible for games until Dec. 2013, unless he receives a waiver from the NCAA to play earlier.

He does retain all four years of eligibility.

The former three-star guard averaged 23 points, seven assists, six rebounds and 3.5 steals as a senior at Okemos High School.

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