Long Island Underclassman Making Progress

Reporter Mike Sullivan had a chance to watch a workout on Long Island and came away impressed with the improvements in Tyler Harris' individual game ...


HEIGHT: 6-foot-7 1/2

WEIGHT: 180 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 Mr. Torrel Harris, Tyler's dad, the growing wingman will reclassify to the 2012 class after graduating from Dix Hills West High School in two years.

A prep school will be selected, giving Tyler an opportunity to mature more physically. Harris entered school a year younger than most.

AAU PROGRAM: Westchester Hawks, Unique All Stars (will compete for them in the IS8 Fall League), Albany City Rocks (sometimes).

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


Tyler continues to grow. He's approaching 6-foot-8 and his growth was noted by several major division one assistant and head coaches in the audience yesterday at Half Hollow Hills West on Long Island.

Tyler's shot is improving too. He spent a good deal of the workout taking perimeter shots. This will be a key to the level Harris is recruited at too. He moves well, is a lefty, and needs to make sure he can bury the perimeter shot.

COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES OF INTEREST: Notre Dame, Duquesne, Hofstra, Georgia Tech, Syracuse, and Fordham.


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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