2010 New Jersey Guard Has Solid D-1 Interest

Reporter Mike Sullivan takes a look at the individual game of New Jersey guard prospect Hakeem Harris of Blair Academy ... Harris already has a nice list of schools showing interest ...

Hakeem Harris, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound combo guard from Blair Academy in Blairstown, New Jersey, is a 2010 prospect who is worth a look this spring and summer on the AAU circuit.

Harris, who plays for the highly regarded head coach at Blair Academy in Joe Mantegna, a player to watch this spring and summer on the AAU circuit. Harris, a 2010 prospect, has started to pick up some notable interest in his individual game

His older brother, Jamal, is a big, positive influence for Hakeem, helping him along with this important process.

The list is impressive as it stands today: Providence, Seton Hall, Rutgers, Pittsburgh, Seton Hall, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, Stanford, and Virginia.

H There are many Ivy League schools as well as Patriot League programs watching Harris and his progress. He's likely to have many division one programs watch his games over the next few months as he prepares to enter his senior season at Blair.


STRENGTHS IN HAKEEM'S GAME: Ball handling, competitive spirit, leadership, defense, and basketball IQ.

AREAS TO IMPROVE: More consistency on hitting the perimeter shot.


Hakeem possesses terrific speed. Once this part of his game is utilized within the framework of a game, he'll become an even more effective guard.

*Hakeem was recently named first team all state and first team all conference.

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