Five-star Harvey discusses recruitment

Top 10 sophomore D.J. Harvey updated Scout on the latest developments in his recruitment.

Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha Catholic sophomore wing D.J. Harvey is having a strong offseason with Keith Stevens’ Team Takeover bunch.

“I think it’s going really well,” Harvey told Scout. “Recruiting really took off this year. I’m enjoying it right now. I think my game has gotten a lot better than it was a year ago. I’m developing everything that I need to work on, which is good.”

Harvey, a 6-foot-4 powerfully built wing, is averaging 14 points a game and shooting just over 41% from three through 11 games in the Nike EYBL.

“My strengths would be ball handling, my pull up jumper, athleticism and I’m a versatile scorer,” he said. “I need a little bit more work on moving out with the ball, getting lower, consistent three-point shot and being more aggressive driving to the rim.”

On the recruiting front, Harvey is reeling in offers from some of the best basketball programs in the country.

“It’s going great,” he said. “I’m really enjoying it right now. I have interest from almost all high major D1 college. I have offers from half of them. I’m just enjoying it right now. I’m truly blessed.”

Among the schools Harvey rattled off included Arizona, Texas, Duke, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Villanova, Louisville, Oregon and Maryland. He said all of those have offered, but Duke and Kentucky.

Harvey, who said he’s taken an unofficial visit to Maryland, is planning to take a couple visits in the near future.

“I plan to take a visit to Arizona the day before LeBron camp when I go out there to California,” he said. “Then Villanova after the Mary Kline Classic.”

As of now, Harvey, who ranks as the No. 9 overall recruit in the 2017 class, doesn’t have a timeframe on making his college decision.

“I’m playing it by ear right now,” he said. “By the time I graduate a lot of things could change. I’m just enjoying it right now and trying to be kid.”

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