NBA Comparison: Maurice Ager
Strengths: Long, lean athlete with fluid movements … Has an excellent shooting stroke with a high release point and good elevation … Range extends easily out to three point line. Solid mid-range game off the bounce as well … Comes off screens ready to shoot and gets his feet set and rid of the ball quickly … Capable of knocking down jumpers when off-balance … Shows the ability to dribble and finish with his off (left) hand … Able to adjust his body in mid-air to finish around the basket … Vertical leap and hang time are impressive … Has improved FG% and 3PT% dramatically as a senior … Superb free throw shooter at 83% for his career. Tenacious on-ball defender and dedicated worker on defense … Capable of guarding smaller, quicker opponents. Gets down in his stance well and moves his feet … Uses his long wingspan to cause deflections and steal the ball. Over 100 career steals.
Weaknesses: Passive on the offensive end … Spends far too much time floating around the three point line … It’s difficult to determine whether he settles for the long range shot or that’s due to Oklahoma State’s offense revolving heavily around the long ball … 4 of his 10 field goal attempts per game come from behind the arc … Lack of aggression taking the ball to the basket, perhaps avoiding contact … Albeit, FT’s attempted have increased from 2.9 as a junior to 3.9 as a senior. Needs to add bulk to his frame as he has difficulty finishing through a bump … Will likely have difficulty defending stronger 2’s and 3’s at the next level … Past disciplinary issues ask questions of his character. Harris was suspended in 2007 for attempting to use false identification and obstructing an officer, and again in 2008 for violating team rules … No overwhelming facet of his game. Solid but not spectacular.
Adam Ganeles 3/4/09