Super 60 Takeout: Jalen Harris

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Albeit not as touted as some of the other 2016 point guards in the region, such as Seventh Woods or Junior Smith, Harris continues to amass followers.

Jalen Harris is a little guy, only 6-0 and 155 pounds. But at the Super Sixty Showdown this weekend, he once again showed that he's a talent worth monitoring in the Class of 2016.

To establish this off the top, it's far too early to handicap his recruitment. He received early, cursory interest from Clemson, Wake Forest, N.C. State, Liberty and others, but at this juncture he'll be playing for actual offers this spring and summer. His level is yet to be determined, but without question regional programs from solid conferences should and will keep an eye on his progress.

Harris is a quick penetrator who slices into the paint and scores off the bounce or finds open teammates. He appears very comfortable in a fullcourt game and possesses solid court vision. His ballhandling is secure for point guard and his jump shot — though he passed up some open attempts in Winston — appears mechanically sound and he hits some already. His greatest obstacle is a lack of size and strength, but he should be able to add plenty of muscle as he matures naturally.

Defensively, Harris has quick hands and is good at ripping the ball away from drivers and unsuspecting big men. He also has the quick feet laterally to develop into a solid contain defender over time.

Though he's not ready to join the ranks of the elite in the area, Harris has been good consistently and appears to improve each time we see him.


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