Day in the Life: Tim Harrison

Tim Harrison ’20
Photo by Tommy LaVergne

Sport: Men’s Basketball
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
College: Martel
Major: Psychology
Coach: Scott Pera

You don’t have to ask Tim Harrison ’20 what he’s all about if you’re willing to listen. “I’m in the rough, far from perfect/ But certain I’m gonna make it/ Willing to pay the price, no matter how high the payment,” he raps on one of his singles, “In the Rough.” On the basketball court, the 6-foot-8 forward is what you might call an “energy guy” — a player ready and willing to provide a spark off the bench. Harrison, however, brings that spark everywhere. He also writes and records his own music and is a voracious reader, determined to make himself a little better each day. “They say the worst mistake is being too afraid to make one/ So when I get my shot, I’mma take it.”


“Make time. Make time to read about things that you like.”

6:30 a.m. Wake up, relax and read.

8:15 a.m. Breakfast at Baker — five eggs, spinach, Greek yogurt with mangos and tea. Maybe some bacon and oatmeal.

9:25 a.m. Class: U.S. in the 1960s and 1970s

10:50 a.m. Class: Sales and Revenue Generation

NoonQuick lunch at a South College servery

“Tuesday is hectic. It’s back-to-back-to-back-to back.”

12:15 p.m. Lab

1 p.m. Class: Developmental Psychology

2:15 p.m. Basketball team lift

3 p.m. Basketball practice, followed by film sessions and more shootaround

5:30 p.m. Eat dinner and chill in the team lounge

7 p.m. Homework

10 p.m. Make time to write and make music

“It’s a good outlet and a good way to be creative.”

Midnight “What time do I go to sleep? I need to work on this, but on a good day, around midnight.”

— James Costanzo