Point guard receives offer from Kentucky

Kentucky recently hosted a point guard on an unofficial visit. Who is the point guard? Did he have an offer?

Point guard Dashan Harris picked up an offer from Kentucky on his most recent unofficial visit, and it's clear that he is one of Coach Gillispie's top priorities in the Class of 2008.

The rising senior from Montverde Academy in Florida averaged a double-double last year (12.5 points, 10 assists). Coach Kevin Sutton, who has been roaming the sidelines for more than two decades, thinks Harris has a lot of potential.

"He has made himself a high-major player and there are a lot of reasons to believe he'll have a great career in basketball," said Sutton. "I've been coaching for 21 years and have had some very talented point guards. We've had Cameron Dollar, Randolph Childress and Cory Alexander, but Dashan is definitely one of the five best that we've had.

"He is the consummate point guard. He's a pass first guy who does a good job of getting the guys around him involved."

Harris has scholarship offers from Kentucky, Cal, Indiana, Cincinnati, Oklahoma, Florida State and USC, among others. Where do the Cats stand with him?

"Dashan got an offer from Kentucky on his unofficial visit a little more than a week ago," said Sutton. "He enjoyed himself. I've had the privilege of knowing Coach Gillispie since his first year at Texas A&M and we have a very good relationship. He was an outstanding hire for Kentucky. I think he will do pretty much the same things at UK that he's done everywhere he's been. He will bring in great players and he's a great guy to be coaching them. Kentucky is a school Dashan is certainly interested in, but there are no favorites right now. He'll take his time and make his decision when he's ready."

Harris plans on taking an unofficial visit to Cal sometime this month. He is rated the No. 9 point guard in the Class of 2008 by Scout.com.

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