Big Spring Ahead For 2011 NY Prospect

Reporter Mike Sullivan has a player profile update on the individual game of Tyler Harris, the 2011 prospect from Long Island Lutheran High School in Brookville, New York (Long Island)

PLAYER PROFILE: Tyler Harris

HEIGHT: 6-foot-6

WEIGHT: 174 pounds

HIGH SCHOOL: Long Island Lutheran in Brookville, N.Y.

HIGH SCHOOL HEAD COACH: Brian Carey

POSITIONS: Shooting Guard/Small Forward

CLASS: 2011 Class

AAU PROGRAM: Unique All Stars

AAU HEAD COACH: Torrel Harris

RECRUITING UPDATE: Tyler Harris had some solid impact minutes during the stretch his older brother, Tobias, sat out due to an injury. Harris had shown college coaches, with a role as a starter, that he was among the better underclassmen in the New York area.

His minutes were reduced when his brother came back. However, from what we saw in the games he played as a starter, Tyler is a legit division one player who is likely to get better and bigger as he matures.

MIKE SULLIVAN'S PREVIOUS EVALUATION REPORT:

When given the playing time, Tyler Harris is an effective swingman who had shown dramatic improvement in his individual game over the past year.

Harris is bigger, faster, smarter and more capable of producing points. He has quick feet, is nimble around the basket, and finds open spots on the floor to get off his short jumper.

As his consistency improves, we'll see a player being recruited by high division one programs. He is only a sophomore so he has another two and a half years to go before playing college basketball.

COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES OF INTEREST: Syracuse, Connecticut, Georgia Tech, Fordham, Stony Brook, St. Francis, Duquesne.

FRANK MANTESTA'S AND MIKE SULLIVAN'S PREVIOUS EVALUATION:

STRENGTHS: Moves well without the basketball. He gives his guards a passing lane by finding the right spots to take his shot. He's quick near the rim too.

AREAS OF IMPROVEMENT: Consistency from the perimeter and gaining strength are the two areas Tyler is likely to work on before he graduates from Long Island Lutheran.


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