Former Moline star Marquisha Harris returning to Europe for another season of basketball
Marquisha Harris will be taking her talents to Europe.
The former Moline High and Western Michigan University star has signed on to join the SG Bergishe Loewen squad in Koln, Germany. Since leaving Michigan, she has already played in Spain.
For Harris, the entire trek has been the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.
“I knew when I was in high school that I wanted to make money playing professional basketball,” Harris told the Dispatch-Argus.“I knew I wanted to play in Europe because that is where you make the money.”
Harris played in Madrid last season, but saw her run cut short by a broken ankle that sidelined her for the latter part of the season.
“It was nice in Madrid,” she added. “They don’t pay the local players, but pay the imports, like I was. They paid for my meals and apartment and I got a thousand Euros a month. I also found a job in a job teaching English to kids.”
Harris being back on the court is a testament to how hungry she remains and how hard she has worked since the ankle injury.
Harris was recently back home working as an instructor at NBA veteran Chasson Randle’s Dream Big Camp in Rock Island.
From there, it was right back to the grind for Harris, with her new season in Europe kicking off in September.
“I feel so excited and comfortable about this situation,” Harris added to Dispatch-Argus. “My agent is also my coach and he knows what I can do. It is a great situation here. I get to play basketball, travel the world and I’m only a two-hour flight from my boyfriend in Spain. This is just another step to where I want to be and I know I can get there.”