Introducing: Jahshire Hardnett

Class of 2015 point guard already claims over a handful of Division 1 offers, including WKU.

With a loaded summer of AAU games across the country, many prospects find the recruiting process sneaking up on them as their senior year starts.

Not NTL Red Storm point guard Jahshire Hardnett.

"I'll hopefully decide by late October, like October 20th, something like that," Hardnett said. "So I can focus and enjoy my senior year.

"I want to go to a school where there's a good coaching staff, one that will be there the whole time, and one that fits my play style."

A program with those qualities shouldn't be difficult for the 5-foot-10 speedster to find, who already claims offers from Western Kentucky, Texas Tech, SMU, Ole Miss, Clemson and Murray State, among others.

WKU assistant coach Shawn Forrest contacted Hardnett after his solid performance at EYBL Dallas over the May 10 weekend.

"Last night (May 11,) they (WKU) contacted me," he said. "Coach Forrest, he texted me that they offered me.

"We didn't get to talk much yet, but he's supposed to contact me again soon."

In a 59-56 win over an All Ohio Red squad featuring four-star Esa Ahmad, Hardnett led NTL Red Storm with 19 points on 5-for-9 shooting from the field, including 3-for-5 from three-point range.

He also contributed 3 assists, 2 rebounds, and made 6-for-7 free throws in the victory.

His quickness and scoring ability is a big reason why Division 1 coaches are offering, but Hardnett already knows what he needs to improve at.

"I know I need to become a better floor leader," he said. "Sometimes, I try to score a little too much.

"Coming into college being 5'10, I'm not gonna be able to score as easy as I can in high school. I want to work towards getting my teammates involved more."

The Gulfport (Miss.) star doesn't have any visits planned yet, but said he looks to start scheduling them towards the end of May.

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