Recruiting Report: 2018 Amir Harris

High School
Maryland/D.C.

Posted On: 01/19/18 9:19 AM

One of the standouts from the MLK East Coast Jam Fest was 6’5 guard, Amir Harris, of Saint James High School in Hagerstown, Maryland. Harris is a very good facilitator and has really impressed with his court vision. When evaluating him this past weekend it looks like his jump-shot has improved which will ultimately take his game to another level. At 6’5 he has a long body and that is what helps him be a very good defender on that side of the ball. With his size that he brings at the guard position he is one of the better rebounding guards that I have seen play this year.

Harris was a one time Rhode Island commit but he backed off that pledge in October and since then he mentioned to us that there are three schools that really stand out to him right now, “I have heard from Maryland, Virginia Tech and South Carolina.”

None of the schools have offered as of now but they very well could in the future and he broke down each one for us.

Virginia Tech: “That seems like a really good option for me. ACC, that is a dream come true. A lot of the schools that I am hearing from is just me dreaming as a kid and just being able to go to a division 1 high major program like that just shows all the work that I have put in and just being able to capitalize on it.”

South Carolina: “I really like South Carolina, as well. I like the defensive strategy they have. Frank Martin, seems like a really winning coach and really gets it done so it is just nice to see the hard work pay off.”

Maryland: “Mark Turgeon is just a really good coach, this is another school that has been a dream of mine and is just a reflection of all the hard work that I have put in over the past few years.”

When asked when he thinks he could make his decision he said, “I am just going to try and make a smart decision, especially after de-comitting, and I feel like there is little rush, I adjust going to try and get all the details and focus in on that but I am thinking Spring, maybe late Spring, it is a not a definite though.”