LI Underclassman Shows Perimeter Skills

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a season update on the individual game of Long Island underclassman prospect Tyler Harris of Half Hollow Hills West High School on Long Island, New York ...


HEIGHT: 6-foot-8

WEIGHT: 178 pounds

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

RECENT RESULTS: Tyler had a terrific night last evening, producing a career high 23 points and grabbing seven rebounds in helping his high school defeat Deer Park High School.

Tyler continued to showcase his perimeter game, scorching the Deer Park High School defense with four three-pointers.

POSITIONS: Shooting Guard/Small Forward

CLASS: 2012 Class, a rising sophomore*

*The shooting guard prospect will reclassify to the 2012 class after graduating from Dix Hills West High School in 2011.

A prep school has yet to 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


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: Seton Hall, Notre Dame, Duquesne, Seton Hall, Hofstra, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maryland, Georgia Tech, 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 continues to make progress in this area. He has two seasons left before playing division one basketball.

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