Arizona's 2019 class of prospects is absolutely loaded with talent. One of the top overall prospects in the class is Red Mountain High School's big, strong and wide-bodied post player Andre Harris. Harris is a nice talent with a bright future ahead of him, with continued hard work.
There are very few, if any, other players in the state like Harris. This young man possesses excellent physical size and athleticism, which makes him a very difficult guard for opposing teams and players. He is a mis-match consistently for teams, as he is physically bigger and stronger than most post opposition in the state in the low post, and has the athleticism and agility to also play on the perimeter, although he is at his best around the paint.
Last high school season, Harris teamed up nicely with the state's top overall 2018 prospect Timmy Allen to give Red Mountain a very nice one-two punch - one of the elite tandems in the state. The two prospects led their team to an 18-9 overall record on the season.
Harris averaged 12.3 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per/game on the season as a sophomore, and looks ready to have a breakout season as a junior. I look for Harris' numbers to improve a great deal the next two seasons of his high school career.
This spring and summer, Harris has competed with his club program, the Arizona Power Black 16U group - a very talented group of Arizona prospects that are competing on the Adidas Gauntlet circuit.
While Harris does not currently possess any division-I offers, he should soon begin to see many pour in for himself over the next year. There are very few prospects in the West with his size and agility, so he should soon begin to generate serious recruiting interest for himself.
I like players like Harris physically, as he has very broad shoulders and excellent physical strength. He can score inside and out and is difficult to keep off the glass, when he makes up his mind to fight for rebounds. He is a bit of a tweener for the college level, but such players like him often have very good success in college, he will just need to pick the right college program for himself, that will be a good fit for his talent.
I will be keeping a very close eye on Harris over the next year to see how he continues to develop as a player and as a college prospect. With serious hard work on and off the court, this young man has the potential to become a nice sleeper prospect for the right college program.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Harris is a wide-body low post player that likes to score around the basket and from mid-range. He has solid low post skills and a nice ability to use his body to draw contact and finish around the paint. He is also able to step outside and shoot the basketball out to three-point distance, although he still needs to add consistency to his shot. Currently, he is a good mid-range shooter with a soft touch. A strong rebounder and finisher around the basket. Runs the floor. A solid passer. A good shotblocker. A solid low-post defender, but needs more focus on the defensive end to maximize his potential as a player. Has excellent potential and upside.