Thursday, May 21, 2009
Hart Thinks Ll Prospect Will Be A Pro Someday
Written By Mike Sullivan
Reporter Mike Sullivan had a chance to speak to Albany City Rocks program director Jim Hart about Tobias Harris and his individual game ... Hart spoke some positive words when describing Harris and his game ...
Albany City Rocks program director Jim Hart rarely associates the word "pro" with any high school basketball players. Today, in an interview via the phone, Hart was confident enough to toss out such a word when discussing Tobias Harris' future.
"He does so many things well on the court," said Hart. "He has such a great basketball IQ too. I think he's going to be a pro someday because of the many aspects of his game that are good enough."
Harris helped the Albany City Rocks in the state qualifying round this past weekend, helping his team go 6-0.
"While it wasn't his best shooting performance," Hart said. "He did so many other things well such as rebounding, playing defense, distributing the ball."
Tobias Harris, a 6-foot-8, 220-pound swingman from Half Hollow Hills West High School in Dix Hills, New York, has a top 11 list in no particular order -- Syracuse, Connecticut, Georgia Tech, Rutgers, Maryland, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Louisville, Notre Dame, Tennessee, and Oklahoma.
"Here's something to remember," said Hart. "He's 16 years old and is playing against a lot of 18 year olds. So the best is yet to come with his game too. And since he works so hard, he'll improve every year."