Jamir Harris is an elite student-athlete attending The Patrick School in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Harris is one of the most skilled perimeter players in the country, currently ranked a 4 star and #142 in the class of 2017 per ESPN. The 6’2 combo-guard is one of the best shooters in the country, averaging 13.2 points per game on a ridiculous 41% from 3 for Playaz Basketball Club on the prestigious EYBL Circuit. More than just a shooter, Jamir’s ability to create off the dribble and generate quality looks for himself and teammates is the type of versatility college coaches covet on the recruiting trail.
I. AAU & SELF ANALYSIS
EM: Congrats on the great Spring so far, you’ve turned some heads with your ability. Can you tell us how things are going for Playaz as a team and for you individually?
JH: As a team things are going very well and we have a lot of confidence going into our last session this weekend to make our push for the Peach Jam. Personally, I am confident about where I’m at with myself and my game and I’m ready to make an impact in the upcoming session.
— D1 Circuit (@D1Circuit) May 15, 2016
EM: Can you describe your game for those that are not familiar?
JH: A combo-guard that defends, is a scorer that can shoot off the dribble and the catch.
EM: How often do you work on your game?
JH: Every day
— NJ Basketball (@NJHoopRecruit) March 1, 2016
II. ACADEMICS AND OFF-COURT INTERESTS
EM: Can we talk a bit about your interests as a student, what is your favorite subject?
JH. My favorite subject is Math.
EM: What do you plan to major in when attending college?
JH: I plan to major in sports broadcasting.
EM: What are your interests off the court?
JH: Cooling with friends, listening to music, and I sing a bit as well.
— D1 Circuit (@D1Circuit) April 24, 2016
EM: Shifting a bit to recruiting, can you tell us which schools have offered?
JH: Minnesota, Alabama, Seton Hall, Creighton, USC, Penn, Princeton, Rutgers
EM: Which schools show interest that haven’t yet offered?
JH: Stanford, Wichita State, SMU, Colorado, ECU, Oklahoma
EM: Do you have a top group of schools that you’re focused on at this point?
JH: No, not at this time.
EM: Any visits or team camps lined up in the near future?
JH: Not as of right now.
EM: What factors are important to you and your family when making your college decision?
JH: Just picking the school that’s the right fit for me, that I feel comfortable with.
Notable Nike #EYBL efforts Fri 5/13: Charles O'Bannon (Las Vegas Prospects) 27 pts; Victor Bailey (RM5) 22 pts; Jamir Harris (Playaz) 23 pts
— Dinos Trigonis (@trigonis30) May 14, 2016
IV. PERSONAL GOALS & ADVICE
EM: Any personal goals on or off the court?
JH: On the court I’d like to have a successful college career, and have the honor of winning a national championship. Off the court just making sure I get my college degree.
EM: Last, if you could give the youth some advice on how to succeed either on or off the court, what would you say?
JH: No matter what distractions come your way, make sure you have a circle that will keep you on the right track. Ultimately though, it’s up to you to remain focused on your craft.
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