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Posted On: 07/12/17 7:54 AM
Brush High should be loaded with at three Division-1 level players suiting up for coach Chet Mason, the one-time Mr. Basketball in the state of Ohio.
Andre Harris, a 6’3” slasher, who already has three Division I offers, is joined by point guard D.J. Dial (2018) and post player John Hugley (2020).
Harris is an athletic wing/guard, whom Mason believes could become an elite defender at the next level.
He is coming off a year in which he averaged 13 points a game to go with seven rebounds. He had one of the dunks of the year when standing under the basket he grabbed an alley-oop pass and in on motion slammed the ball through the rim. It was truly impressive to see on tape.
He already has offers from Cleveland State, Youngstown State, and Kent State and has drawn interest from Miami of Ohio as well as an offer from Division II schools, according to Mason.
“He’s a Division I player in every sense,” said Mason, who played at Miami of Ohio and overseas as a pro for a decade after that.
In a recent summer league game, Harris showed off an athletic offensive game that allowed him to get to the basket and finish and also an ability to elevate around the rim.
“Athletic, long, has a chance to be a high-level defender,” said Mason.
Offensively, Mason called Harris a “slasher.
“He’s got a good outside shot. He’s gotten better, better,” Mason added.
Mason believes that Harris could be a rebounding/defensive at the guard spot in college.
“I keep telling him if he becomes a great defender and really good rebounder the sky is the limit,” Mason said.