WEIGHT: 172 pounds
HIGH SCHOOL: Dix Hills West High School in Dix Hills, New York (Long Island)
RECENT RESULTS: Tyler continues to have a great junior season. Harris recently scored 15 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, had four assists and four steals 94-66 victory over West Babylon High School in a battle of Long Island basketball programs.
We previously reported that Tyler's season was progressing nicely after Harris produced 19 points to help his team upend Bellport High School, 85-77. He also was very impressive on the defensive end, hauling down 10 rebounds. In addition, Harris distributed four assists in the victory.
In the big matchup so far this season, Harris ripped off 24 points, grabbed eight rebounds, and had three assists to help Half Hollow Hills West defeat a talented Brooklyn based Bishop Loughlin team, 75-72.
POSITIONS: Shooting Guard/Small Forward
CLASS: 2012 Class, a rising sophomore*
*The shooting guard prospect will reclassify to the 2012 class after graduating from Dix Hills West High School in 2011.
A prep school has yet to be selected.
AAU PROGRAM: Westchester Hawks, Unique All Stars (will compete for them in the IS8 Fall League), Albany City Rocks (sometimes).
AAU HEAD COACH: Torrel Harris, Unique All Stars
MIKE SULLIVAN'S PREVIOUS EVALUATION REPORT:
What we are seeing in Tyler is his ability to drop down the perimeter jumper on a more consistent level. His range can extend beyond the three-point line.
Another interesting note to his progress is the physical angle. He continues to grow as is almost as tall as his brother, Tobias. "He's going to be a great division one player," said one high division one head coach.
COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES OF INTEREST: According to his father, Torrel Harris, Tyler recently took an unofficial visit to Boston College. "Just returned from Boston College," said Mr. Harris. "Tyler took unofficial visit and watch the Boston College and Duke game.
"Tyler had a great time, he spent some quality time speaking with Coach (Al) Skinner. He had the chance to understand the direction of the basketball program and its success and the goals for the future. Had a good meeting with academic advisor and Tyler was impressed." Mr. Harris added: "Tyler came away very impressed with Boston College and he can see himself doing well in their system."
Mr. Harris previously told us that Tyler has offers from Connecticut, Tennessee, Hofstra, Fordham.
The list also includes Wisconsin, Maryland, Seton Hall, George Mason, Syracuse, Georgia Tech, West Virginia, Virginia Tech, Oregon State, South Florida and Dayton.
FRANK MANTESTA'S AND MIKE SULLIVAN'S EVALUATION LAST SEASON:
STRENGTHS: Moves well without the basketball. He gives his guards a passing lane by finding the right spots to take his shot. He's quick near the rim too.
AREAS OF IMPROVEMENT: Consistency from the perimeter and gaining strength are the two areas Tyler continues to make progress in this area. He has two seasons left before playing division one basketball.