One of the elite 2020 prospects in the country is Higley High School's 6-foot-8, 215-pound sophomore forward Jason Harris. Harris is coming off a huge off-season for himself, where he was selected to participate in the 2017 USA Men's U16 National Team training camp roster, and also received a top national ranking by ESPN.
After spending his freshman season at Desert Ridge High School, Harris decided to transfer schools for his sophomore season - now attending Higley High School.
Recently, Harris received a huge national ranking by ESPN - checking in as the #10 overall prospect in the class. Harris was one of the top middle-school prospects to ever enter into the Arizona high school ranks, alongside other top-rated middle school performers such as Marvin Bagley, Nico Mannion, Matt Carlino and Jerryd Bayless. Harris entered the Arizona high school ranks as one of the elite overall prospects in the country for his age - ranking as high as #1 player in the country by some national scouting services.
While it took some time for college programs to catch on, they now have and Harris' college recruitment has began to soar as college programs are now offering scholarships to Harris - looking to stake their claim on gifted young prospect.
Harris has now received scholarship offers from Arizona State, Florida State, UNLV, Nevada, New Mexico State and Grand Canyon, with many more schools looking to offer soon.
Most college programs still have not yet seen Harris, but once college programs begin to see him or even hear about him, look for Harris to pile up the offers like his classmate Mannion.
A two-sport athlete, Harris is also regarded as the nation's top wide receiver in the 2020 class in the country. Harris missed playing football this season as a result of a shoulder injury. Harris is a rare find in the sport of football, as there are very few prospects with his size, length and with superior athleticism. He will have the option of playing at the highest level in either basketball or football. It will just depend on which sport he decides to put the work into.
Harris did advise me this week that he enjoys playing basketball more, so he looks to be leaning towards playing basketball in college.
As a freshman starter last season for Desert Ridge, Harris averaged impressive numbers - averaging 12.5 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per/game.
The ceiling for Harris is limitless, and this young man has a tremendous future ahead of him.
I will continue to follow the recruitment and progress as a player for Harris, and bring you any updates as they continue to develop.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Harris a very long and lengthy athletic forward prospect with loads of potential for the future. He is well beyond his years as a college prospect, as he possesses the physical tools that most kids his age do not have. As he matures physically, this young man should blossom a great deal over time. Harris runs the floor hard and is a good finisher in the open floor. He has a soft touch on his jump shot out to 18 feet, and is capable of also making shots beyond the arc, although his consistency drops from longer ranges. Harris is a very good low post scorer at this point in his young career, as he has a nice jump hook and also can turn and face. He is an active rebounder and shotblocker - two nice attributes from a post prospect. An excellent athlete that runs the floor extremely well and is an excellent finisher in transition. This young man's potential for the future is limitless - in either basketball or football. Has superior upside. An excellent young prospect that will continue to receive loads of national recruiting attention from college coaches, scouts and media.