Very Young And Very Promising

Basketball prospect D.J. Harvey was a standout performer at an Auburn summer camp.

Huntsville, Ala.--One of the more impressive campers to visit Auburn this summer is a long way from being old enough to play college basketball, but that doesn't mean he isn't on the radar for a variety of college coaches.

One of those coaches, Auburn's Tony Barbee, got a long, closeup look at six-foot-four, 185-pound guard D.J. Harvey, who plays the game at a level well beyond his age.

Just 14 years old, he is a class of 2016 prospect who has already been impressive at other hoops camps in addition to the one at Auburn. Harvey handles the ball well, is a good passer, has quickness and has the speed to be an effective scorer on fastbreaks.

Harvey said his experience at Barbee's one-day camp for prospects was a positive one. Asked about the event, he said, "It was a very good camp. It was very competitive and it pushed me to do my best, especially playing against older players."

Asked what part of his game he is trying to improve this summer, he said, "I am working on my shooting, particularly my three-point shooting. I can work on everything. I can always get better at everything."

Harvey, who will be playing in AAU under-16 competition this summer, said that the shooting guard role is the one in which he feels most comfortable.

Asked if his father or mother played basketball collegiately, he said, "Both of my parents went to the Navy at 17. My dad was pretty good at basketball."


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