Kain Harris is a scoring machine as a 6'-3" shooting guard. He uses his combination of athleticism and strength to get in the lane and score. His jump shot is silky smooth. The Illinois coaching staff has been hearing about him. He received some mail about Illinois and how they are looking forward to following his progress.
"It was pretty good. I was really excited!"
Hearing from Illinois in particular holds special importance to him.
"It means a lot. I have to continue getting better so I can get more."
Harris has been following the Illini program in recent years.
"I like their playing style and Bruce Weber. I like their facilities as well. I have followed them with Jereme Richmond, and I liked watching Demetri McCamey."
He explains his interest in Weber.
"I like how gets his players to play hard, and his coaching style."
As of now, the only schools Harris has heard from are Detroit and Illinois, but that will change once he makes an impact next season for Morgan Park. He talks about what he will look for in a college.
"First of all, I am looking for good academics. I will look at the staff, the facilities and the school history. It is important how much the coach can improve me as a player."
Harris put up big numbers as an eighth grader.
"It was pretty fun. I played at Heritage Middle School. I averaged 25 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists."
InsideIllini first noticed Harris at the DePaul team camp in June and proceeded to track his progress in July with the Mac Irvin Fire 14 and Under AAU team.
"The AAU season went pretty good. I like playing with Nick (Irvin) and Coach (Teri) Sampson. They really push me. I think I played good. We probably could have won more as a team, but I played good."
He patterns his game after LeBron James and knows how to use his strength like James.
"I like to score a lot, play physical and shoot it. I enjoy doing what I do best, which is score. Another strength of my game is finishing above the rim. I love a monster throw down that gets my team and the crowd pumped."
Harris will be playing for Morgan Park next season alongside several older Mac Irvin Fire guards.
"I decided to go to Morgan Park because I wanted to play with Coach Nick Irvin and Coach Terry Johnson. I am looking forward to playing Simeon and winning a lot of games."
It is a big transition from eighth grade to high school, but Harris is prepared.
"It will be a challenge at first, getting used to the speed of the game and physicality of all the other players, but it will be good."
He has ambitious goals for his career at Morgan Park.
"I want to score the most points as a freshman in school history. During my career, I would like to win a couple city and state titles."
With the talent they have throughout the program, it is definitely a possibility. Harris is a freshman to watch make an impact next year and ranks among the top five 2015 prospects in the state.