Devon Hardin, 6-8 JR PF Newark (Calif.) Memorial, is a great-looking prospect, with an NBA body and a big upside. Hardin is still raw at the offensive end, but he's a very good shot-blocker and he figures to get a number of high major looks.
We asked if he had any geographical preference and Hardin said, "yes, I'd prefer to stay in the west."
"I'll be looking at what a school can do for me academically, as well as athletically," said Hardin. "If it's good in basketball, but not strong academically, that would make a difference."
We asked Hardin how much weight he would give to early playing time. "I want to go somewhere that I can be an infuence on the team," said Hardin.
Hardin said his father will play a role in his decision. "I'll talk with my father -- my parents would prefer I stay somewhat close," said Hardin.
Hardin told us that he's doing fine academically and will have no trouble qualifying.