The lengthy list of schools under consideration by Long Island, N.Y., power forward Tobias Harris will be pared down by the end of this month.
Harris’ father, Torrel, told Adam Zagoria in a text message that his son will trim his list by the “end of August.” Maryland is one of 12 teams on Harris’ list, but several other college basketball powers are still trying to get involved with the four-star prospect.
“Memphis, Kentucky, Florida and UCLA are trying to get involved. We have not decided at this point to explore these schools,” Torrel said.SLAM’s Aggrey Sam liked what he saw out of Harris at the AAU nationals in Orlando.
Harris, now slim and trim after working off some baby fat, looked a lot leaner, more explosive, quicker and dynamic, all of which complemented his already-versatile repertoire–he can shoot from deep, put the ball on the floor fluidly, finish at the hoop, mix it up on the boards and post up–making him perhaps one of the most complete forwards in his class offensively.
Jones is more four than three and he brought the ball up the floor much of the time in his team’s run. He’ll remind Hoya fans of Greg Monroe being he’s a big lefty and versatile. Connecticut and Georgetown are in it with a long list.
• DeMatha teammates Victor Oladipo and Jerian Grant were two of Team Takeover’s standout players on the AAU circuit this summer. Oladipo was offered by UM several months ago, and now Grant reportedly has an offer from the Terps as well.
DePaul, Notre Dame and Providence have all offered Grant scholarships, with Maryland Clemson, Virginia Tech and Oklahoma State following suit. His decision will be made around the early signing date.