Posted On: 09/9/17 10:00 AM
Wyoming point guard Payton Harley is one of the fastest rising seniors in Michigan.
Prep Hoops’ number forty-one player for 2018 had a breakout Summer on the AAU circuit running with the Grand Rapids Storm.
“I feel like I played good this Summer. I played against some of the top guards in the country like Tyger Campbell, Jordan McCabe and more. And I did more than hold my own in each of those games.”
Having viewed Paytong live at the Level Up Elite 80 Showcase in August, he’s a scoring point guard that excels off high ball-screen action where he can knock down perimeter shots or find teammates for easy looks when the defense hedges hard. He’s a good finisher at the rim in transition that uses superior body control and pure strength to absorb contact.
“The biggest strengths of my game are being efficient and consistent on both sides of the ball. Also, I can make my teammates better along with staying aggressive throughout the game. I also thrive in pick and roll situations on both sides of the ball.”
While Payton does not hold an offer just yet, he is seeing interest from numerous schools at all levels.
“Central Michigan, Lewis University, Ferris State, Madonna University, Alma and Albion are all showing interest.”
Harley doesn’t have any visit plans set in stone just yet, but is definitely planning to check out one program for sure.
“Lewis University most definitely I’m going to visit , but I’d like to see Oakland University and University of Michigan as well.”
Payton is still in the early stages with his recruitment, but the academic component looms large in his decision.
“A school that fits my game and has a great academic fit as well. I need to be in a great environment where I can focus on my game and academics.”
With the High School season beginning in just a few months, Harley has one goal in mind………get to the Breslin Center.
“State Championship. We have enough pieces and a great coaching staff to get there. It just depends on how bad we want it as a collective unit.”
See below for highlights at the Level Up Elite 80 Showcase.