2011 LI Prospect Among The Best In The Area

Reporter Mike Sullivan has a player profile update on Tyler Harris, a versatile 2011 prospect from Long Island. Harris is a player to watch this spring and summer on the AAU circuit ...

PLAYER PROFILE: Tyler Harris

HEIGHT: 6-foot-6

WEIGHT: 172 pounds

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

FORMER HIGH SCHOOL HEAD COACH: Brian Carey *Mr. Torrel Harris informed us today that Tyler will head back to Dix Hills West High School in Dix Hills, New York to compete next season as a junior.

As previously reported, there was a verbal disagreement between Mr. Harris (father of Tyler) and the head coach of LuHi, Brian Carey, at a state playoff game in update New York.

The exchange disappointed Mr. Harris.

POSITIONS: Shooting Guard/Small Forward

CLASS: 2011 Class

AAU PROGRAM: Unique All Stars

AAU HEAD COACH: Torrel Harris

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: Connecticut, Syracuse, Fordham, Georgia Tech, and 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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