2011 New York Prospect Finishes Up Visit

Reporter Mike Sullivan has a player profile update on rising junior prospect Tyler Harris, who returns to Dix Hills West High School this season after spending last year at Long Island Lutheran ...

PLAYER PROFILE: Tyler Harris

HEIGHT: 6-foot-7

WEIGHT: 175 pounds

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

FORMER HIGH SCHOOL HEAD COACH: Brian Carey HIGH SCHOOL: Dix Hills West High School in Dix Hills, New York (Long Island) POSITIONS: Shooting Guard/Small Forward

CLASS: 2011 Class, a rising junior

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: Hofstra, Notre Dame, Connecticut, Syracuse, Fordham, Georgia Tech, and Duquesne.

Tyler took a visit to Notre Dame this past week and had an opportunity to watch film, meet some of the players and speak to the coaches.

It's still early in his process, but Tyler has a chance to add another three plus inches to his height. If so, he will be tough to handle near the rim.

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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