Profile - Elias Harden
Following his junior season at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, Georgia, guard Elias Harden has gotten off to a strong start with his spring AAU season. The strong start has helped Harden’s offer total grow and more could be on the way.
Harden has enjoyed his time thus far with Game Elite and he’s also looking forward to his final season at Sandy Creek. “We’re having a fun time with each game and each tournament that we play.” Elias likes the combination of high school and AAU ball.
His strong start to the Adidas Uprising AAU season has seen Harden’s offer list grow to 14. “A lot of schools are talking to me when they can and I expect my offer list to grow before I make my college decision.”
Prior to the coaching change at Georgia Tech, Elias had received an offer. “They wanted me to come to Tech and they let me know that every time we had a chance to talk.”
Since the hire of Coach Josh Pastner, Harden has kept in touch with him through social media. “He also came to my school and talked to my coach.” Coach Pastner relayed the news that he wanted Elias at Tech. “My coach told me that Coach Pastner wanted me to know that I had an offer and that I was welcome to visit any time that I wanted.” Harden likes that Tech has continued to recruit him following the coaching change.
Elias made it clear that he is definitely considering Tech. “I love their basketball tradition.” Elias is aware of the guards and wings that have played at Tech. “I like the way Coach Pastner runs his offense and Tech being close to home is a good thing.”
Besides Tech, Georgia, UAB, and Virginia Tech are the three schools that stand out to Harden right now. Elias is in no rush to make his decision and plans to sign in the April, 2017 signing period. “It will allow me to play my senior season without any hassles and then decide on a school.”