Rashanti Harris updates his recruitment
Rashanti Harris
Mississippi Scout
Posted Aug 1, 2007


Rashanti Harris (C, New Hope, MS) - What has Scout.com's #23 ranked center prospect been doing this summer?

"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."

Defense 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 showcase tournament.

"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 good game."

Were there any scouts in attendance?

"I was 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."

Which coaches have been in the stands watching Rashanti this summer?

"MSU 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 for sure."

Any early scholarship offers?

"MSU and Ole Miss are it so far."

Are the Rebels actively recruiting Harris?

No, 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."

What 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?

"They 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 team."

Which colleges does Rashanti want to visit?

"Right 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 have fun."

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