The Moon Valley program has produced some of the top prospects in the state's history, and now the program has risen back to a very serious level as the program has received a serious transfer in 6-foot-3 junior guard Ty Harper. Harper recently moved to the state of Arizona via the state of Georgia, and now will team up nicely with junior guard Trent Hudgens to give the Rockets a formidable duo in the state's 4A Division.
Harper decided on attending Moon Valley High School, after also considering each of the top prep programs in the state. Harper decided to play for the AIA member program after teaming up with Hudgens this summer while both played for the same club program - Team Harden 16U.
Harper became a hot prospect in the state after a strong performance in this summer's Southwest All-American Camp, where he performed at a high level in front of numerous elite scouts.
Harper is an ultra-athletic guard prospect with NBA athleticism already. He has better than a 40 inch vertical and soars well above the rim. He finishes exceptionally well and is terrific in the open floor or while slashing to the basket, where he has excellent body control and a super live body. Harper does need some work on his jump shot. Currently he is a solid mid-range shooter but lacks any true range on his shot. He does possess excellent work ethic though, which allows him to improve quickly. He also is a sponge for development, which should benefit him nicely over time.
I will keep a close eye on this Moon Valley team this fall and high school season, as the dynamic duo of Harper and Hudgens look to keep the Rockets' program at the top of the 4A standings.