Posted On: 09/28/18 2:03 PM
Despite being a top-ranked prospect in Idaho’s 2019 class, 6-foot-1 Century guard Deshun Harwell is heading into his senior season still with something to prove.
Harwell has some JuCo And D3 interest, but holds no hoops offers. He’s hoping to use his senior season to generate some late college interest.
What college scouts can expect when watching the senior point play, is a fierce defender and hard-nosed leader.
“I feel like I’m best at defending and just being a scorer, mainly. And then being a leader out there on the floor for my teammates,” said Harwell. “I’m best at pulling up off the bounce for my jump-shot, and things I need to work on are my vision on the court.”
This past spring and summer, Harwell was playing with Vivint Swoosh 17U, working on his scoring ability, mainly.
“I’m just mainly a scorer on that team, I don’t have to take on point guard responsibilities like I do at Century. And it’s easier for me to find my shot for them. We did pretty well for being a fairly new program,” he said.
In just a couple months, Harwell is going to embark on his senior season with the Diamondbacks. He says his leadership will ramp up considerably.
“Junior year, I was point guard, it was my third-year with the varsity, so I had the most experience. I was just a leader for my guys, and it was kind of new because we hadn’t been to the state tournament or gone that far since 2015,” said Harwell.
“This year, I’ll have to be even more of a leader because we lost a lot of seniors who really played a lot.”
Harwell is also a defensive defensive back for the football team, and says he’d like to play either sport in college, just as a long as he can get a scholarship offer.
Currently, he has no offers, but has some schools looking at him for both football and basketball. He says it’s been D3s and JuCos for basketball. For football it’s D1s, D2s and NAIAs.
“Right now, I just want anything, really, just to get school paid for,” said Harwell. “But, if I had to choose, it’s probably be for football.”