2003 Spotlight: Dion Harris

Traditionally, Michigan produces its fair share of high-major and elite level prospects. 2003 should be no different and one of the headliners from the class is shooting guard Dion Harris.

In-State Schools Will Be A Force

Detroit (MI) Redford junior shooting guard Dion Harris has been a fixture on the high school scene since his freshman season. As the years passed, he's blossomed into one of the top recruits in the state and on the national scene.

Harris' recruitment is in its infancy stages, but the big-time in-state schools and programs nationally are hounding him. "I get at least 20 letters a day," Harris said. He also added that he takes the time to read most of them, which is good news for the guys on the other end who are penning the communications.

During the evaluation period, Michigan's Tommy Amaker and Michigan State's Tom Izzo cleared their schedules to watch him play. Iowa sent an assistant coach to touch base.

The 6-4, 190 pounder also lists Louisville, UConn, Missouri, Duke, North Carolina and Kentucky as some other programs he has interest in. But will it come down to a pair of in-state schools dueling for him? "I think [other colleges] think that," Harris said.

Next AAU season, the first-team all-stater will display his talents for Chris Grier's Michigan Hurricanes team. "I didn't play in a lot of tournaments this year. The only thing I did was go to Nike Camp and I did well there. My mom and dad didn't want me to play for an AAU team." Last year at Redford, he averaged 22 points a game as a sophomore. "We won the city championship and lost in the regional final to McKenzie."

Harris has made unofficial visits to both Michigan and Michigan State. He doesn't have any other unofficials planned at this juncture.

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