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2016 Jordan Harris – “Coaches, STOP sleeping!”

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My favorite time of year is in the spring for the AAU season. It’s the time of year that we, as scouts, get to go out and find talented players to tell coaches about and help kids gain more exposure. At the Nike Memorial Day Classic this weekend we ran into a player that we have been on for a while now, but he has progressed enormously and he was killing the competition. After one of his games I asked the talented lefty how his recruitment was going and he replied, “It is going well, but I feel like coaches are sleeping on me”. Coaches, sleep no more and write this name down for your watch list, IMMEDIATELY.

2016 6’4, 175 lb. SG Jordan “Jharr” Harris plays his high school ball for Seminole County High in Donalsonville, GA. This HS season Harris averaged 20.1 ppg, 9.4  rpg, 3.5 apg, 3.5 spg, and 2 bpg. Along with shooting 64% from the field on the year; 72% from 2(128-177), 48% from 3 (42-87). Talk about an efficient and unselfish player. Harris’ HS team had four other players that average double figures.JH1

Everyone calls him Jharr, so I asked him how he got the nickname. He told me, “I got the nick name Jharr from my cousin Juwan Hopkins, but I call him “Unk”, he is my mentor and has believed in me from day one. When nobody thought I could make it, Juwan would always push me and tell me that I could. He is one of those things that give you hope, and when I make it, I owe it all to him”.

During the AAU season, you can find Jharr playing with Showtime Hoops (Tallahassee, FL). Not only is he one of the most athletic kids in the gym, but also, his shot is very consistent, and he can score from anywhere on the court. In transition, he stays on the hunt to put someone on a poster with his monster dunks. His length, vertical, and motor are impressive. Harris has to be one of the more underrated guards in his class, but not for long. This spring has been a coming out party for the versatile guard. Getting to the basket is no issue, he can get to the rack when he wants to and finishes well in traffic.

As of late, Jordan has offers from Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi State, Davidson, and George Mason. Along with interest from Stanford, Uconn, Florida State, Alabama, Auburn, Marquette, Xavier, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, NC State, Creighton, Clemson, and Michigan State.

Like I said in the beginning, get on him now… Before it’s too late!

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