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Posted On: 11/6/18 3:59 PM
Tampa Catholic has appeared in back to back Class 5A state semifinals.
The Crusaders have earned fine performances from 2020 guard/forward Alijah Harrison in both of those seasons. As a freshman, he was a core contributor next to now New York Knicks forward Kevin Knox. A season ago, he was the team’s leading rebounder (6.5 RPG) and third-leading scorer (10.1 PPG).
The 6’4″, 190-pounder had 16 games with 10 or more points including an 18-point outing against New York Nazareth.
“My sophomore year was a good year. I felt like it was better than my 9th grade year,” Harrison told Prep Hoops. “I got more improvement with my jump shot and more confidence with my ball handling.”
This summer, Harrison played with ET1 Heat
“It was a good summer,” he said. “It helped me become better as a wing player which I’m playing more with Tampa Catholic and it helped with my point guard skills as well.”
No offers or interest have come yet for the junior.
Harrison pointed to his ability to drive to the basket, rebound and lead his team when needed as his biggest strengths.
“This is the year that I feel like is going to be my breakout year. I’m really going to turn a lot of heads this school year,” Harrison said.
An underrated athlete, Harrison has been a confident player since his freshman varsity season. On a team filled with juniors, he should be leaned on plenty to do a lot of the interior work and hustling in transition. I expect to see Harrison continue to develop at Tampa Catholic.