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Posted On: 03/30/18 7:22 AM
Jalen Harris | 5’11 Guard | Jefferson
There were quite a few freshmen that stepped onto campus this fall and immediately made a impact on a varsity roster. Being thrown into the fire that is high school basketball is always challenging for a player in his first year but Jalen Harris sought out to make the team. Harris made the team and he was named the starting point guard from day one. Question is now, will that lead to high school stardom in his sophomore year now that he’s been tested?
Once you made the team and was named the starting point guard, what expectations did you have for yourself and the team?
“My first goal was to defend my position. I didn’t want to allow the opposing point guard to setup their offense nor allow him to score many points nor setup other players. I wanted to average ten points and five assist and win as many games as possible,” Harris stated.
What are you working on the off season?
” I have to get my handles a lil tighter, continue developing my jump shot, and build up strength to finish through contact and guard bigger players,” Harris said.
What are your goals for the spring/ summer? How do you see your season going next year?
“I’m focused on being the best version of me I can be. I am going to stay working on every aspect of the game. When I play someone, I want them to remember they played me. I want them to tell others that I gave them everything I had and wouldn’t quit.
The Dragons were very young but got a lot of experience with all the young guys playing right away. Harris will definitely be asked to do more next season and he can handle whatever is asked in my opinion.