Big July For One Of Top Area's Prospects

Reporter Mike Sullivan discusses the individual game of Tyler Harris, a talented 2011 prospect from Dix Hills High School West on Long Island, New York ...

PLAYER PROFILE: Tyler Harris

HEIGHT: 6-foot-6

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:

All Tyler Harris needs is a chance to play consistently. Harris is a 2011 prospect who has the ability to produce a bunch of points from many areas on the floor. He's sneaky quick near the rim and continues to grow.

A lefty, Tyler will benefit from an intense July period of evaluation. He works hard and just having a chance to go out there a few times a week and play will benefit him.

When Harris is given a good dose of playing time, he'll do well. He's still learning the game and understanding about finding the right spots to take advantage of his skill level.

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: Connecticut, Hofstra, Georgia Tech, Stony Brook, Syracuse, Duquesne, Fordham,

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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