NY Underclassman Has Good Start To Summer

Reporter Mike Sullivan has a player profile update on Tyler Harris, a underclassman from Dix Hills West High School on Long Island, New York. Harris is having a solid summer so far ...


HEIGHT: 6-foot-7

WEIGHT: 178 pounds

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 (mostly), Albany City Rocks (sometimes). Albany City Rocks head coach Jim Hart hopes to have the services of Tyler more often next AAU season.

AAU HEAD COACH: Torrel Harris, Unique All Stars -- Tyler plays with his dad quite a bit during the Fall, especially in the IS8 League.


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 Harris produced 14 points to help lead his team to victory in the Hoop Group Elite underclassman All-Star game. Several college coaches watched Tyler's performance. It's likely his recruiting list will expand by the time the July evaluation period concludes.


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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