KJSSC: C.J. Harris Spotlight

C.J. Harris is just a sophomore, but the 6-foot-3 guard is already shining on the club circuit. At this past weekend's King James Shooting Stars Classic, Harris ran the point guard spot for the CP3 All-Stars.

Already known by most regionally, Harris made his claim for some national attention this past weekend in Akron. The Winston Salem (NC) Mount Tabor standout ran the show for Chris Paul's sponsored squad and he did it successfully.

"I think I've lived up to my expectations and have played real well," Harris said just after his team was eliminated from the tournament. "I came out and did what I had to do."

What makes Harris such an interesting prospect is his ability to play both guard positions. In Akron he played point guard, but in our last viewing of him he efficiently played the two-guard spot.


Harris can handle it well with either hand and loves to attack the basket in the open court. He's a good finisher at the rim and can take a hit once he gets to the basket. Shooting wise his jump shot is solid and extends out to at least 22-feet.

The recruiting process is just getting started for Harris, who said he's mostly being recruiting by coaches to play point guard. His hometown school and a Big East power are among the schools already showing interest.

"It's going good," he said of the recruiting process. "I'm hearing from Wake Forest, UConn and some other D-1 schools and mid-majors."

Just a few weeks ago, Harris took an unofficial visit to Wake Forest. While on the visit Harris got a chance to hang out with the players and chat with Demon Deacon head coach Skip Prosser.

"It went well. I got to scrimmage with the team and I got to talk to Skip in his office and he showed me around campus. I liked it."

Harris said he's still wide open and won't make a college decision until next year.


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