Erie BayHawks combo guard Demonte Harper didn’t play for Sean Woods.
So he was never subject to the outbursts Woods has had on the sidelines at Morehead State. Last week, he and the nation saw Woods erupt on Devon Atkinson during an 81-70 loss at Kentucky.
Before this, Morehead State had become known for pulling off upsets in the NCAA Tournament and Kenneth Faried, who has become an impact player with the Denver Nuggets.
In fact, Harper hit a game winner to beat Louisville in the 2011 NCAA Tournament, but he’s confident the Woods’ situation won’t disrupt the program. Woods is in his first season at Morehead State.
“It is what it is,” said Harper, who ended his career at Morehead State in 2010-11. “Everybody makes mistakes. He just happened to make a mistake on national TV. I don’t think it’s going to cause too much harm to the program.”
Woods was suspended for a game and returned for Wednesday’s game at Marshall. Morehead State lost, 70-67.
“After a while, once they continue winning, I think all that will go away,” Harper said. “He just made a mistake. Everybody does it. We’re all human. We make mistakes. Hopefully he can learn from it and continue to have success with the school.”