Endless Motor Sports had the privilege of speaking with 2018 4star point guard Elijah Hardy, the #65 player in the country per 247Sports. The Bishop O’Dowd (CA) standout speaks on the high school season, additions to his game over the summer and where he’s at with the recruiting process.
I. High School Season
EM: How are things going for O’Dowd so far from a team and individual standpoint?
EH: The season is going well. We’ve been having our ups and downs but we’re growing and learning, which is good and I feel throughout the season we get better! The season is going well for me as long as it’s going well for my teammates. So wherever the Lord takes us is where we will end up.
2018 guard Elijah Hardy added 14assist and 11rebounds in Odowds win vs Crespi. #TeamArsenal
— #TeamArsenal (@ArsenalAAU) December 23, 2016
Elijah Hardy having an excellent first half. Super skilled set up artist that wields an accurate lefty jumper from off the bounce
— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_10) December 16, 2016
II. Off-Season Improvements
EM: What did you work on and add to your game over the summer and fall?
EH: I just tried to advance my game and go up a level …I think every summer is when you should try and level up! I tried to get my jumper feeling right and I also worked on my agility and explosiveness with my guy! Get my handle tighter and get better at my decision making and mindset!
If you don't know about Elijah Hardy…You better ask somebody – ridiculous court vision here's a snippet (c/o 2018) pic.twitter.com/iQSGQp9jof
— CaliHoop (@CaliHoop) February 1, 2017
III. Recruiting Update
EM: You had a really great summer and showed college coaches what you were capable of. What offers do you currently have?
EH: Cal, USC, Cal-Poly, Nevada, USF, Montana, Santa Clara, San Jose state
EM: Which schools would you say are recruiting you the hardest/show the most interest?
EH: USC, Santa Clara, San Jose State, Cal, Colorado, Nevada, Wyoming
EM: Any visits line up?
EH: No sir.
— Prep Circuit (@PrepCircuit) January 8, 2017
IV. Season Goals
EM: What are your goals for the rest of the season for both the team and yourself:
EH: To win a state championship
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