It was a tall order for Will Harris, the 220 pound forward from Corona, New York who had committed earlier in the day. It was the evening session at Reebok ABCD and he was matched against 6'8" Earl Clark of Rahway, New Jersey.
Through the first three games, Harris had averaged eight points and six rebounds. He was shooting eight for 19, but was only six for 12 from the line.
In this game against Clark, he scored 11 points from the floor and went one for two from the line. Will also pulled down seven boards.
Most of his game was dependent on hard work getting position at both ends of the floor. He was credited with three offensive rebounds but appeared to have a few more than that.
Two of his hoops were putbacks - one was a beautiful tip from the right side of the hoop. The other was all hustle, as he found an open man in the opposite corner and somehow flashed to the hoop to rebound the missed jumper.
Harris also scored on a nice reverse layup and on a 12' jumper off the dribble between two defenders. His misses were on jump shots that seemed to float left. He added a two hand jam late in the game.
Defensively, Harris used his strength to hold off Clark. Clark had five points on 2-8 shooting and had five rebounds. Clark had not been having a big camp, but he is capable of going off for big numbers at any time.
Overall, it had to be a memorable day for Harris who committed to UConn and followed that up with double figure performances in consecutive games. As Bogard said in The Maltese Falcon, "the stuff that dreams are made of".