"I have been on the
road," stated the drained Rashanti Harris
. "I have been playing with
the Columbus Tigers in the AAU league. I have been to the Stoudemire showcase
camp, the Labron showcase camp, and I am playing some overseas players in the
Global Event. They just came to get me off of the plane and told me to go, so
I am playing. I do not even know what state I am in right now. I just go from
plane to plane."
Team USA beat Team Canada last night and Harris was
a big part of it.
"I had 10 rebounds and 6 blocks last night. I only
had 2 points, but I did not shoot it but three times. I am more of a defensive
player for our squad than anything. That is what they rely on me for."
has always been Rashanti's forte as he averaged 17 rebounds and 7 blocks a game
last season. He also chipped in 15.8 points per game.
"I have always
prided myself on playing tough hard nosed defense. I feel like the lane is mine.
It'is what I like to do most, control the lane."
The 2006/2007 Dandy
Dozen selection feels like he made his biggest impact this summer at the Labron's
"I played like I always do, but I guess I had
a better game that day because we had 8 teams in the tournament, and we made it
to the finals. All of the coaches and scouts and players were watching that game.
I had 14 points, 5 blocks, and a lot of rebounds in that game. I went up against
Zemardo Samuels, and he is one of the best centers in the country. I had a real
Were there any scouts in attendance?
not paying any attention, but I know a couple of the NBA scouts were there, and
all of the college scouts were there. Pretty much all of them were there."
coaches have been in the stands watching Rashanti this summer?
is probably watching me the most. LSU has been by. Alabama has seen me a couple
of times. Florida has come to a couple of my games. Those are the ones I know
Any early scholarship offers?
"MSU and Ole Miss are it so far."
Are the Rebels actively recruiting Harris?
I guess they have found someone else they like better. They just quit recruiting
me a while back."
How about MSU?
"Yes sir, they are real
active. They tell me they want me to come and how much help I will be for them
and all of that. They are probably recruiting me harder than anyone."
is LSU saying?
"I have not heard form LSU in over a month so I do
not know what to say. They were on me real hard at first, but like Ole Miss, they
just stopped keeping in contact."
Is Alabama staying in contact?
called me before I left to go to this tournament. Coach talked about how they
wanted me to come and take an official visit. They think I can really help their
Which colleges does Rashanti want to visit?
now, I'll probably visit Florida or somebody like that. I do not know, Tennessee,
Texas, Hawaii. I do not know. I will go visit some schools. I just do not have
anybody set in mind yet."
Which school would Harris like to start
showing him more attention?
"To tell you the truth, I do not really
have a major school I want to go to. I want to go to the school that has my style
of play. I do not have a certain school in mind. I like to run the floor. Get
up and down the court. Get in a fast flow. I like to do a lot of alley oops and
Rashanti Harris (C, New Hope, MS) - What has Scout.com's #23
ranked center prospect been doing this summer?