3-star PG from Missouri picks up offer from Kansas
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One of the fastest rising players in the Class of 2020 appears to have caught the attention of the Kansas basketball program.
Dajuan Harris, a 6-foot-1 point guard from Columbia’s Rock Bridge High, revealed Tuesday on Twitter that he had received a scholarship offer from Kansas.
Harris, a 3-star prospect in the Class of 2020, initially had been committed to Missouri State but, according to Rivals.com analyst Eric Bossi, recently received his release from Missouri State and has reopened his recruitment.
Ranked No. 136 in the 2020 class, Harris is the type of player that Bossi said “could have been a potential player of the year in the Missouri Valley (Conference).”
“The guy is just a leader. He wins a lot of games and makes everyone around him better,” Bossi wrote.
In addition to the uncertainty surrounding where Harris might wind up, there also is some uncertainty about when.
After initially committing to Missouri State as a member of the Class of 2019, Harris changed gears and reclassified into the 2020 class, according to what his high school coach, Dana Ford, told the Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader back in May.
That move leaves the door open for Harris, who graduated from Rock Bridge this spring after helping lead the school to the Class 5 Missouri state title last winter, to sign in the next couple of months and play college basketball in the 2019-20 season or attend prep school for a year and arrive on a college campus in time for the 2020-21 season.
Rivals.com’s bio for Harris has him listed as a prospect from Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, a basketball powerhouse that fields a post-graduate team each year.
Regardless of the when and the where, both Bossi and KUsports.com recruiting insider Matt Scott believe big things are in store for Harris in the near future.
“Shools are just figuring out that Harris has gotten his release from Missouri State,” Bossi wrote last week. “Expect high-major offers to flood in during July.
Added Scott of Harris’ game: “He’s the closest thing you’ll see today to a true point guard. He can completely control a game without scoring a ton of points. He’s good. He’s just not someone who’s going to be ranked all that high because he isn’t a flashy scorer.”
Harris currently is in Georgia with MOKAN Elite, playing in the EYBL’s annual summer Peach Jam AAU event.
Since he rejoined the MOKAN roster after decommitting from Missouri State, Harris and company have not lost a game.
That streak continued on Wednesday, when MOKAN knocked off Mean Streets (Ill.), 80-62. Harris played 27 minutes and finished with 4 points, 7 assists and 2 steals while shooting 2-of-4 from the floor. Among the game’s highlights were this steal and flush from Harris.