2011 Long Island Prospect Has Another Offer

Reporter Mike Sullivan updates a player profile on Tyler Harris, the talented rising junior from Half Hollow Hills West High School on Long Island ... Harris has another scholarship offer ...

PLAYER PROFILE: Tyler Harris

HEIGHT: 6-foot-6 1/2

WEIGHT: 175 pounds

HIGH SCHOOL: Half Hollow Hills West High School in Dix Hills, New York

HEAD COACH: Bill Mitaritonna

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

FORMER HIGH SCHOOL HEAD COACH: Brian Carey

POSITIONS: Shooting Guard/Small Forward

CLASS: 2011 Class

AAU PROGRAM: Unique All Stars

AAU HEAD COACH: Torrel Harris

MIKE SULLIVAN'S COLLEGE COACHES INFORMATION:

After speaking to several college coaches, it appears that many believe Tyler Harris has some great upside to his game. Harris also has a chance to add another three to four inches to his frame. If he does so, Tyler is in position be a high division one prospect with a bunch of offers on the table.

PREVIOUS EVALUATION ON HIS SEASON:

When he was given the playing time, Tyler Harris was 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: According to Torrel Harris, Tyler's dad, his son has received another scholarship offer. Hofstra's Tom Pecora has now offered this rising junior a free ride to play basketball near his home.

In addition, Georgia Tech, Connecticut, Syracuse, Fordham, and Duquesne are expressing interest.

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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