Elite 32 Player Spotlight – July 24, 2019
SBG (Beaumont, Texas)
Class of 2020
Let me preface by stating there were hundreds of outstanding prospects on hand at On the Radar’s Elite 32 and I did not evaluate every player in attendance. However, I personally tracked SBG combo guard Kasen Harrison all weekend and he was the best player I saw, hands down. With the attention on courts 1 and 2 during the first wave of games, I wandered down to court 3 and was blown away with Harrison’s performance.
His effortless dominance prompted me to watch him all week and I realized he was no fluke. The south-paw combo guard torched every defense thrown his way and created a strong buzz among coaches. Several mid to high level programs checked Harrison’s availability despite his verbal commitment to Lamar University.
Offensive efficiency: He is not a volume shooter and takes what the defense gives him. He gets to the rack at will, knocks down the 3-ball at a high-clip, and makes precision pocket passes to open teammates. Simply put, this kid is an offensive juggernaut that makes quick work of the opposition.
Areas For Improvement
On ball defense: His SBG squad played mostly zone & press defenses. But there were moments where coach called man-to-man and I would’ve liked for Harrison to sit down and keep opponents in front rather than take gambles reaching. All considered, he has the ability to defend when challenged, but if there is an area for improvement it would be on-ball defense.
Kowacie Reeves is a contributor to On the Radar Hoops.