Barnett Harris, a 6-foot-10 center who helped Gateway win two WPIAL basketball championships, will play next season at an NCAA Division I school.
Gateway coach Mitch Adams said tonight Harris has made a verbal commitment to Delaware and will sign with the Blue Hens during the NCAA week-long early signing period in November.
Harris is currently attending Fishburne Military Academy in Virginia.
WPIAL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
The final weekend of the WPIAL season is Friday and Saturday. The playoffs this season are different than any other year in Class AAAA and AAA.
In Class AAAA and AAA, there are only three conferences. So, the top five teams in each conference qualify, along with one "wild-card" sixth-place team. All first- and second-place teams in AAAA and AAA will play home games in the first round, along with two third-place teams.
In Class AA and A, the top four teams in each conference qualify for the playoffs. Teams that finish in first and second place will play home games in the first round.
Here are teams that have clinched playoff berths heading into the final weekend
Foothills - Gateway, Penn-Trafford, McKeesport and Hempfield.
Northern Eight - North Allegheny, Seneca Valley, Central Catholic, North Hills, Butler.
Southeastern - Mt. Lebanon, Upper St. Clair, Woodland Hills, Bethel Park.
Big Nine - Thomas Jefferson, West Mifflin, Elizabeth Forward, Ringgold.
Greater Allegheny - Hampton, Mars, Franklin Regional, Knoch.
Parkway - Central Valley, Montour, West Allegheny.
Allegheny - Burrell, Freeport, Valley.
Century - South Fayette, Seton-LaSalle, South Allegheny, Steel Valley.
Interstate - Washington, Jeannette, Mount Pleasant, Greensburg Central Catholic.
Midwestern - Aliquippa, Beaver, Beaver Falls.
Big Seven - Rochester, Neshannock, Sto-Rox, Union.
Black Hills - Clairton, Monessen, Bishop Canevin, Brentwood.
Eastern - North Catholic, Apollo-Ridge, Springdale.
Tri-County South - Beth-Center.