Harris locked in, ready to compete

Blake Harris probably won’t look back on the 2014-15 season as one that defines his prep career. That said, he’s ready to pen a new chapter this spring and summer.

Fewer players were more difficult to track this past winter than Blake Harris. A 6-2 sophomore point guard from North Carolina, Harris opened the year at Martinsville (Va.) Carlisle and then reclassed forward to become a junior, transferring to Montverde (Fla.) Academy, then went back to Carlisle and rejoined the Class of 2017.

Despite all the switching around, however, college coaches never forgot about him or lost touch. Harris took in games at locales such as Duke and NC State, and he holds numerous offers as he prepares to embark on the Adidas travel circuit.

”My offers are Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Florida State, UNC-G (Greensboro), Norfolk State, Cincinnati and Seton Hall,” Harris said. “Indiana and Michigan State are going to watch me in April.”

Harris ranks among the best playmakers in his class. He’s a tremendously talented passer who has the size at 6-2 to pass over the top of most defenders. Despite getting sidespin on his jump shot, he also shot the ball very well at last weekend’s Super 60 Showdown, knocking down numerous three-pointers.

”I’ve really been working on my shooting,” Harris said.

He’ll compete with the Team Loaded 16s on the Adidas circuit this year, and the experience will provide him an opportunity to shine. He’ll undoubtedly attract college coaches to his games during the live periods on a consistent basis as well.

Harris is a four star-caliber prospect in the 2017 class and will feature prominently in our coverage during the travel season.



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