Younger Harris Making Strides In His Game

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a player profile look at the individual game of improving prospect Tyler Harris of Half Hollow Hills High School in Dix Hills, New York ...

PLAYER PROFILE: Tyler Harris

HEIGHT: 6-foot-8

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 2011.

A prep school will be selected.

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

AAU HEAD COACH: Torrel Harris, Unique All Stars

MIKE SULLIVAN'S PREVIOUS EVALUATION REPORT:

We had a chance to watch Tyler compete again in a scrimmage a week ago. He also produced 16 points in a regular season win over Copigue last night.

What we are seeing in Tyler is his ability to drop down the perimeter jumper on a more consistent level. His range can extend beyond the three-point line.

Another interesting note to his progress is the physical angle. He continues to grow as is almost as tall as his brother, Tobias. "He's going to be a great division one player," said one high division one head coach.

COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES OF INTEREST: Notre Dame, Duquesne, Hofstra, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maryland, Seton Hall, Georgia Tech, Syracuse, and Fordham.

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 continues to make progress in this area. He has two seasons left before playing division one basketball.


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