Long Island Underclassman Has D-1 Interest

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a player profile update on the recruiting status of 2012 prospect Tyler Harris of Half Hollow Hills West High School in Dix Hills, New York ...

PLAYER PROFILE: Tyler Harris

HEIGHT: 6-foot-8

WEIGHT: 175 pounds

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

RECENT RESULTS: Tyler had a great tournament up in Providence, Rhode Island, dropping in eight three-pointers in the semifinals. He scored 34 points in the victory.

RESULTS OF THE HIGH SCHOOL SEASON:

Tyler had a terrific junior season. Harris scored 15 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, had four assists and four steals 94-66 victory over West Babylon High School in a battle of Long Island basketball programs.

We previously reported that Tyler's season was progressing nicely after Harris produced 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.

In the big matchup so far this season, Harris ripped off 24 points, grabbed eight rebounds, and had three assists to help Half Hollow Hills West defeat a talented Brooklyn based Bishop Loughlin team, 75-72.

POSITIONS: Shooting Guard/Small Forward

CLASS: 2012 Class, a rising junior*

*The shooting guard prospect reclassified to the 2012 class. A prep school has yet to be selected.

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

AAU HEAD COACH: Torrel Harris, Unique All Stars

MIKE SULLIVAN'S PREVIOUS EVALUATION REPORT:

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 and 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 Tyler's dad, Torrel, Mr. Harris stated his son has offers from Duquesne, Boston College, Tennessee, West Virginia, Connecticut, Hofstra. Fordham, Siena, Seton Hall and North Carolina State.

OTHER SCHOOLS OF INTEREST:

Georgia Tech, Wisconsin, Indiana, St. John's, LSU, Syracuse, Marquette, Washington and Maryland.

FRANK MANTESTA'S AND MIKE SULLIVAN'S EVALUATION IN 2008-2009:

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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