2019 F Anterrion Harrison talks leadership, expectations at Atlantic, & more


Posted On: 07/10/18 4:16 PM

Port Orange-Atlantic senior Anterrion Harrison is the epitome of an all-around player, one that could help get the Sharks over the hump, next season.

My first time seeing him play came at a Raptors Elite event earlier in the summer. Harrison was everywhere on the floor throughout his games, played. Let him tell it, and Harrison will let you know he’s a jack of all trades.

“I like to pass the ball to teammates, score, shoot the three, the midrange, handle the ball, rebound, and defend,” Harrison said, describing his skill.

He and his Sharks squad are looking to bounce back from a 2017-18 year where they went 18-8, yet fell in the first round of district play. New Smyrna Beach beat them by just four points.

“We had some bumps along the road,” Harrison said, recollecting the season. “That’s just a lesson, learned. We’re going to come back over this season & work hard.”

And that, he has.

Harrison has been growing his ball-handling skill, working on his three-point range, as well as his midrange jumper.

But, the skill he’s placed with highest priority? Leadership.

“I want to be very vocal, on the court. I don’t want want to be that quiet guy,” Harrison said.

Fixing that area may influence whether or not his Sharks swim towards a district championship, next February. At the core, he just wants his team to talk more, and stop putting their heads down when a deficit grows to double-digits. Continuous fighting, is the most important thing.

When it comes to offers, there are no frontrunners. He’s received interest from Flagler College, Stetson, Bethune-Cookman, and North Florida. To play at any of those levels, he has to make that transition from being a “big-man” in high school, to a guard.

The way he’s challenging himself to be better in all areas of his game, the transition shouldn’t be an issue, at all.