Elijah Hardy has long been one of the West Coast’s best point guards in 2018 and he’s off to a good start to his junior season.
The 6-foot-1, 165-pound point guard from Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O’Dowd is lightening quick with the ball and can score by attacking the rim and with his improved jumper, while he also uses his vision and ball skills to create for others.
“I’m talking a little more and being a leader,” Hardy said. “It’s not all about scoring for me, it’s about running my team.
“I still need to work on everything but I want to keep improving at running my team, having a consistent jump shot and knowing when to attack the rim or not.”
Scout’s 89th ranked 2018 prospect says three schools are recruiting him the hardest and broke down what he likes about each of them.
“Cal, San Jose State and Santa Clara are recruiting me the most,” Hardy said.
Cal: “I like the environment. I live close to there. Ivan Rabb used to go here and I have a good relationship with him. I’ve seen them on and off the court and I like how they bond as a team.”
San Jose State: “I like the coaching staff; they seem really welcoming. I like how they run their program.”
Santa Clara: “They have athletics on top of academics. I like the coaches. I went to a couple practices and they work really hard.”
The four-star point guard says he doesn’t plan on making a decision anytime soon.
“I’m not even close,” Hardy said. “I’m just focused on this high school season.”