"He committed to Charlotte," Harmon's AAU coach Curtis Wheeler said of his top performer Kenyan Harmon.
Harmon, a 6-foot-7 forward, attends The Patterson School near Charlotte, N.C. Last summer, the Charlotte 49ers, led then by assistant Benny Moss, chased Harmon extremely hard the month of July. Shortly after the open period ended, the 49ers accepted his commitment.
At some point, Harmon re-opened the process and when that happens, it can be tough to re-enlist the prospect. Then it got more complicated for the 49ers when Moss left to become the head coach at UNC-Wilmington. Still, Bobby Lutz and the boys made it happen on Monday.
" The difference (this time) was that being close to home was important," Wheeler said. "Bobby Lutz and Rob Moxley did a great job of staying on top of him once Benny Moss left. Kenyan was able to trust those guys like he trusted Coach Moss. He and his mom talked about it and they said it was the best place for him."
Now, Harmon can settle down to the business of expanding his game. Wheeler cited 3-point shooting as an area that Harmon was working on. He's also trying to make a commitment to play with intensity, an issue that should be solved playing for highly competitive Patterson this year.