Summer Was A Busy One For LI Underclassman

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a player profile update on the summer of Long Island underclassman, Tyler Harris, who returns to Dix Hills West High School ...

PLAYER PROFILE: Tyler Harris

HEIGHT: 6-foot-7

WEIGHT: 181 pounds

HIGH SCHOOL: Dix Hills West High School in Dix Hills, New York (Long Island)

POSITIONS: Shooting Guard/Small Forward

CLASS: 2012 Class, a rising sophomore*

*According to Torrel Harris, Tyler's dad, the smooth moving wingman will reclassify to the 2012 class after graduating from Dix Hills West High School in two years.

A prep school will be chosen over the next couple of years so Tyler can take advantage of being a year younger than most in his current class.

AAU PROGRAM: Westchester Hawks, Unique All Stars (mostly), Albany City Rocks (sometimes). Harris competed at the Super Showcase and National AAU event held at Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida in the latter part of the July evaluation period.

Here are some other highlights of Tyler's summer:

Traveled to Paris, France with the Ben Gordon All Stars. The team won the international tournament.

Harris also competed in the Jam Fest, held in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, as well as the Hoop Group run event held in Providence, Rhode Island.

Tyler took an unofficial visit to the Notre Dame campus in South Bend, Indiana and then played in the Hoop Group West Virginia event.

Took in the Five Star camp in Honesdale, Penn.

AAU HEAD COACH: Torrel Harris, Unique All Stars

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

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 high school.


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