Long Island Underclassman Has Big Week Ahead

Reporter Mike Sullivan has an update on Tyler Harris' summer. Harris is expected to be in Florida competing at the Showcase and the National AAU tournament ...


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: Westchester Hawks, Unique All Stars (mostly), Albany City Rocks (sometimes). Harris will compete this week at the Showcase held at Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. In addition, Tyler will also compete in the National AAU tournament after the Showcase concludes.

Tyler will play with the Westchester Hawks in both events.

College coaches will be able to evaluate Harris too at the National AAU tournament.

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 high school.

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