Harris continues to add offers

Things continue to go well on the court and on the recruiting trail for three-star point guard A.J. Harris.

He is short in stature, but Dayton (Ohio) Dunbar standout A.J. Harris is not someone to overlook on the basketball court. The jet quick point guard had a very good summer for the King James Shooting Stars, and he continues to add to his offer list.

With King James suffering a disappointing loss in the semi-finals, they rallied in the consolation game to come home with third place at the 10th grade AAU Nationals. Overall Harris had a solid event, and the 5-foot-9 guard says he has been working hard to improve.

"I have been working on my strength and my jump shot," said Harris. "Also defense, that is very important. I have just been getting ready and prepared to show everybody what I can do."

Currently the three-star prospect has a handful of offers with numerous other schools showing him significant interest.

"I have offers from Illinois State, Akron, Dayton, and Xavier," said Harris. "I have interest from Michigan, Butler, Wright State, Toledo, VCU, Indiana, Washington State, LSU, Iowa, Illinois, and a lot of schools."

The Dayton Flyers were the first school to offer, and growing up minutes from the campus he is very familiar with the players and the coaches.

"They have shown me a lot of love," said Harris of Dayton. "It is my hometown and everything, and they are just showing me a lot of love which is good. Dayton is like a family to me. It is another home. I can go there whenever I want and play open gym with their guys. It is just like a family."

The most recent school to offer was Xavier, and the Musketeers have also built a strong relationship with Harris.

"When I got that offer I was just smiling all day," Harris explained. "Xavier is a team in the Big East, and I like them a lot. It was great to get that offer."

At the moment Harris has no timeline for a decision and is simply focused on improving. He says that he is looking for the right style of play combined with good academics.

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