Red Mountain High School's 6-foot-7, 240-pound rising senior forward Andre Harris has already decided that he will reclassify, and will become a member of the state's 2020 class. A younger prospect in the 2019 class currently, Harris will look to make some changes and become a member of his natural class for the future - 2020 class. As a result, many college programs are now taking a very hard look at the talented and physically strong prospect.
Harris is a nice talent with a bright future ahead of him, with continued hard work, and he has received numerous offers to date. Last week, Harris received his biggest offer of all when he received a nice offer from Texas Christian University (TCU) - a member of the Big-12 Conference.
Harris also currently has offers on the table for himself from Duquesne, UC-Irvine, Grand Canyon, Oakland, Central Arkansas and Houston Baptist, so the offer from TCU becomes his biggest offer to date.
Harris, while playing for his Powerhouse Hoops 17U team, competed this spring on the Under Armour's Association travel circuit. The program will have a very busy schedule this summer on the Under Armour circuit as well. Harris was among the elite players for the Powerhouse program this spring as Harris performed well for himself this spring on the circuit against top-rated competition. Harris is definitely a player on the rise in the state, and the recent offer by TCU proves just how good some college programs believe he can become.
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.
I 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.
Harris will continue to look to build his college recruitment this summer with a strong performance for himself. Now with the considerable TCU offer on the table for himself, Harris has the potential to generate many more offers for himself throughout the summer months, and become one of the hottest prospects that we talk about over the next several months. It will be very interesting to observe.
We will continue to follow the recruitment of Harris closely this summer, and bring you any updates as they continue to develop.
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.