After a long summer of travel basketball with Team Takeover, D.J. Harvey is now again suiting up in a DeMatha jersey. Harvey, who is a skilled and athletic wing, now has three visits set, and he is working to figure everything out in his recruitment.
For Harvey the summer wasn’t what he had hoped it would be, but now back with DeMatha he is hoping to show what kind of player he is.
“This summer was very up and down,” said Harvey. “I know I could have played a lot better. I can’t let it get me down, and I am looking forward from here. I think starting at the Vic Oladipo Camp I started playing better and like myself, and now I plan to dominate.”
He continued, “I am just trying to show I am still one of the best players in the country. I know I have to prove to everyone again I am one of the top 10 players in the country.”
At this point Harvey is still considering Notre Dame, Texas, Connecticut, Maryland, Arizona, Duke, Oklahoma, Villanova, UCLA, and Louisville.
About the process, Harvey said, “I just chose the coaches I liked the most and were reaching out the coast. Narrowing it down to five is the next step for my official visits. I know three visits already, and now I am trying to pick the last two.”
He continued, “I have visits set to Louisville, Notre Dame, and Texas.”
When it comes to Louisville, Harvey said, “We are working on the date because we changed it, but I like Louisville a lot. I like Kenny Johnson and Coach (Rick) Pitino. They say how they can make me a pro, and I think their style of play fits me, and I can really flourish in that style.”
Harvey will make his official visit to Notre Dame on September 10, and the Fighting Irish coaching staff has impressed him.
“It is a very DeMatha feel there,” said Harvey of Notre Dame. “Their coaching staff has a lot of ties to DeMatha, and Coach (Mike) Brey and his staff are great coaches. They let their players play on offense, and I think I’d fit in well there.”
About Texas, he said, “Shaka Smart is a great coach who just builds confidence in his players, and it is a great school.”
At this point Harvey says he plans to go on his visits and then make a decision.
When asked what he is looking for in a school, he responded, “I am looking for a place that I will play right away and a place where I feel I can trust the coaches.”