Q & A: 2014 Grand Rapids guard Drake Harris

  • 04/25/2011 10:17 am in

Although the 2014 class in Indiana looks very strong early, it appears that the Indiana staff will also look outside of the state when recruiting the current freshman class.

Inside the Hall caught up with 2014 Grand Rapids (MI) Christian guard Drake Harris for a quick interview. We discussed his recruitment and more in the Q & A below:

What was your freshman season at Grand Rapids Christian like?

“I learned a lot through the season and ┬ámatured a lot offensively and defensively. We made it pretty far in the tournament and I thought I led my team pretty well all season.”

How would you describe your game to someone who has never watched you play?

“Definitely my offensive game is my biggest strength. I can score the ball from anywhere on the perimeter, I can take it to the whole and I have the ability to dunk. On the defensive end I can lock people down too.”

What are you trying to work on and improve during the spring and summer?

“I want to increase my 3-point range and improve my shooting overall.”

What are the schools that have been recruiting you so far?

“Indiana, Purdue, Michigan and Michigan State. Indiana offered me a scholarship this past summer.”

What schools have you visited?

“So far I’ve visited all four of those schools.”

What are your thoughts on the recruiting process so far?

“I’m just taking my time and having fun.”

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  • Diesel

    Jaquan Lyle better quit tweeting and jump on board The Movement.

    Actually I have enjoyed the banter between the 2012 class and Jaquan. It would appear as if IU is his leader, and recent tweet confirmed that listing IU, Xavier, Purdue, and Illinois in that order and just coming off a visit PUke this weekend. He says he will decide next summer.

  • Size?

  • Anonymous

    A lot of these guys in the next 2 – 5 years have us, Mich St., & Purdue at the top of their lists. I love how we’ve been getting most of them so far, but let’s continue to dominate the ‘market’, especially Purdue. I absolutely love when a guy has IU and Purdue among their final choices and they pick the Hoosiers. Makes me about as ecstatic as Sheehey gets when he posterizes someone from Minnesota…

  • Anonymous

    A lot of these guys in the next 2 – 5 years have us, Mich St., & Purdue at the top of their lists. I love how we’ve been getting most of them so far, but let’s continue to dominate the ‘market’, especially Purdue. I absolutely love when a guy has IU and Purdue among their final choices and they pick the Hoosiers. Makes me about as ecstatic as Sheehey gets when he posterizes someone from Minnesota…

  • 6’3 ish about 175 180

  • Anonymous

    ESPN has him listed at 6’2″, but Rivals has him listed at 6’5″ I’m going to guess that Joe is probably right that he is somewhere in the middle.

    The Michigan and MSU fans seem to like him according to what I have read, so that should be a pretty good sign that he is a quality player.

  • Anonymous

    Rivals says that he has a “high basketball IQ, good athleticism and good feel for the game.” They say that he has had an impressive Spring AAU season so far also. I’d be interested to know where we stand in his list.

  • I think he’s generally regarded as the best 2014 player in Michigan. I know it’s early, but his play would seem to back up that billing.

  • Despite Lyle’s recent visit and offer [to Purdue], much of the Purdue community considers him a strong IU lean.

  • Anonymous

    Joe, do you know who he’s playing with this summer?

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  • The state has had a lot of good players in recent years but I think Harris will open in the rankings as a higher rated national prospect than Michigan has had in some time, certainly in terms of perimeter players. Yeah, probably higher than Keith Appling was, I’m guessing.