Area Underclassman Having Great Season

Reporter Mike Sullivan updates a player profile look at the individual game of Tyler Harris, an underclassman from Half Hollow Hills West High School in Dix Hills, New York ...


HEIGHT: 6-foot-8

WEIGHT: 173 pounds

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

RECENT RESULTS: Tyler continues to produce some impressive numbers this season as a junior prospect.

Tyler scored 19 points to help his team upend Bellport High School, 85-77. He also was very impressive on the defensive end, hauling down 10 rebounds. In addition, Harris distributed four assists in the victory.

We previously reported that Tyler produced 24 points, grabbed eight rebounds, and had three assists to help Half Hollow Hills West defeat a talented Bishop Loughlin team, 75-72.

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


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: According to Torrel Harris, Tyler has offers from Connecticut, Tennessee, Hofstra, and Fordham.

The list also includes Wisconsin, Maryland, Seton Hall, George Mason, Georgia Tech, Syracuse, West Virginia, Virginia Tech, Oregon State, South Florida and Dayton.


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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