Harrison Focuses On Choices

D'Angelo Harrison has a pair of Big East and two Big 12 schools making strong pushes to land him. One of the nation's top snipers is locking in on the process.

The buzz began in April. Sugar Land (Tex.) Dulles shooting guard D'Angelo Harrison was in the midst of a scoring spree at the Real Deal On The Hill. Over the course of the next few months, he never stopped shooting and in turn blossomed into one of the top snipers in the country.

To be successful like Harrison, at 6-foot-2, one has to play with a certain self confidence and bravado. Harrison is blessed with the top asset a shooter can have: a short-term memory. The next shot is always going down and being open is a state of mind.

"I just need to be past half court," Harrison said. "In Phoenix I think I hit eight of them near half court, maybe two steps inside the half court line."

Does one ever feel remorse for pulling it frequently, often times from deep spots on the floor? "One time, we were on a semi-fast break. I knew if I missed it coach would be mad but I made it. I wasn't even thinking, I just shot it."

Harrison claimed to make over 45 percent of his threes as a junior and that sounds about right to us. During the spring and summer, it became commonplace for him to dump 40 plus points on occasion.

His scoring touch – and desire to play the point long term – has the interest of Oklahoma State, Baylor, Marquette and St. John's. He'll visit Oklahoma State Sept. 4, Baylor Sept. 11 and St. John's unofficially this weekend.

Harrison noticed the coaches during the summer and took particular note of the omnipresent staffs. "Actually, Marquette was at every game. Baylor was at every game and somebody was there from Oklahoma State every game. Every game those guys were there."

He recently completed an unofficial visit to Marquette. "They told me I can come in there as a freshman and run the team and get playing time right away." Head coach Buzz Williams is a Texan.

Harrison is inching closer to a decision, but he's not quite there yet and that's what the visits are for. "I have to re-evaluate and investigate all the schools again to see what's the best fit for everybody."


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