In fact the 5-foot-11, 165-pound lead guard knows that. Following his 14-assist effort against Hotchkiss in Kingston (R.I.), Tharpe discussed the amount of weapons his team has.
"I don't really need to do a lot of scoring on this team," the four-star prospect told Scout.com. "If my shot is open I'll take it, but other than that I have scorers."
Playing alongside guys like Will Barton, Austin Carroll, Melvin Ejim and Maurice Walker, Tharpe is delegated to creating for his teammates and getting them in the appropriate sets, but he's also a capable shooter.
"When I'm at my best I feel like I definitely pass the ball," Tharpe said. "I also feel like if I'm in a groove I can shoot the rock and get to the hole."
At this point Tharpe holds a pair of scholarship offers. Both Boston College and Providence have offered him a scholarship, while Wake Forest, UNLV, Indiana and Virginia have been in contact with him.
"There are a lot of schools starting to talk to me," said Tharpe. "I'm going to see how it is once the summer starts. I'm going to try to kill this summer, actually I'm going to kill this summer and just take it from there."
Tharpe, who recently took his SAT, took a visit to Providene this past weekend following the National Prep School Invitational.