Rice Could Be Right For Long Island Star

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a player profile update on rising senior Tyler Harris, a basketball player from Long Island's Half Hollow Hills West High School in Dix Hills, New York ...


HEIGHT: 6-foot-8

WEIGHT: 175 pounds

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


Tyler had a terrific junior season. 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: 2011 Class, a rising senior

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


"Tyler took unofficial visits to the University of North Carolina on June 21st and North Carolina State the following day. His father said the visits went well.

In addition, Harris took a visit to Rutgers and new head coach Mike Rice.

"Tyler spoke alot to Mike Rice about the goals he has set at Rutgers and how he's going to get Rutgers out of the cellar of the Big East," said Torrel Harris, Tyler's dad.

"Tyler felt Coach Rice has a vision and a realistic plan in place to help lift Rutgers to be one of the top teams in the Big East. Tyler feel the coach has lot of energy and passion to make players to want to play for him. "He had put together a great coaching staff with Van Macon," concluded Mr. Harris.

Harris plans on taking trips to Syracuse, Connecticut and Seton Hall too.


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.

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