Chris Harris continues to rack up high major offers after solidifying himself as one of the best scorers in the 2019 class this Summer. Hit the jump to get Harris’ thoughts on his play this Summer and recaps of visits to a pair of American Conference programs.
The 6’2 guard had a big Summer on the Nike EYBL circuit where he averaged nearly 11 points per game while playing up a year in the 17u division with RM5.
“I feel like I played good. I played my role and I gave my team what they needed to win games.”
Viewing Chris live this Summer on multiple occasions, his ability to score that ball at all 3 levels while having a college ready frame is what makes him such a valuable commodity to programs across the country.
Known as a great shooter off the catch or the dribble, Harris worked hard to round out his game. “This Summer I really improved my defense and my ballhandling,” said Chris.
Harris recently took unofficial visits to Tulsa and SMU, two programs that extended official offers early in the process. The on-court chemistry at Tulsa was definitely a plus.
“My visit to Tulsa was good. All the coaches were talking to me. They took me around and showed me all the dorms, the cafeterias and the weight room. At the end they played pick-up ball and it was just different from any other pick-up game. They were doing a lot of talking and sharing of the ball so overall it was a great visit.”
As for SMU, the campus of the local program left an impression on Chris.
“The SMU visit was great as well. Great campus, saw the freshman classes and where the freshman and sophomores have to stay when they get to campus. I watched film and saw them practice a bit. Coaches were really cool and funny, so it was a good visit also.”
While Harris is still in the early stages of his recruitment, he has another visit lined up to a B12 program to take in a top 25 matchup on the gridiron.
“I visit Oklahoma State on September 23rd, and that’s it as of right now.”
On the court, Chris is looking to continue building his physical tools along with his instincts on defense.
“This year I’m looking to improve my athleticism, ballhandling and defensive awareness.”
Harris is one of the more complete guard prospects in the 2019 class. Known as more of a floor-spacing shooter on a loaded RM5 squad this Summer, Chris has ability to create offense off the dribble and we’re betting that he’ll showcase that with more frequency this year. He can bully smaller guards in the post and displays great body control around the rim when finishing. On the recruiting front, Texas A&M was the latest to offer last week, and there is no doubt that Harris will be a national recruit this time next year.