Dre Harris is Ready to Roar

by Justin Vargas | Posted on Friday, April 13th, 2018

Andre "Dre" Harris from Red Mountain High is every bit of 6-foot-7, 240-pounds. He is a grown man in a body that belongs to a high school junior. But he is just as liable to twist into a swift spin-move or rise up and dunk on you as he is to bully you down low to get a board or a "big-man bucket." And he does not play the game like a big teddy-bear. He plays mean with a scowl on his face for about 85% of the game. He plays passionately. If he dunks on you, he wants you to know about it. If he catches one of the many shoves in the back that a player his size gets during the course of a game, he wants you to know that he is going to get his and that shove in the back is about the only defense you will be able to use against him.

Most defenders that guard him are outweighed by somewhere around 30-40 pounds. So when Harris is coming at them full speed with the ball in his hands, the defenders face is usually something similar to that of a driver that is stuck in a Honda Civic on a train track with a locomotive coming at them full speed.

Harris is suiting up this spring and summer for the Powerhouse 17U Elite program coached by Higley High Head Coach Jerome Joseph and long-time mentor Corey Boswell. In their last game in the Spring Tip-Off against Paul Pierce's sponsored EYBL program, The Truth, Harris was by far and away the best player on the floor. He finished with some rim-rocking dunks and an alley-oop from teammate and close friend, D'Maurian Williams, that landed on a defenders head. He was dominating on the glass on both ends of the floor and his energy was breathed into a Powerhouse team that had been lacking in intensity over the weekend.

Phones are starting to buzz over the talented power forward. He is not just a bully on the court, he has the ability to stretch the floor and knock down the open 3 and his passing is a drastic underrated skill of his. He has great hands, runs the pick-and-roll impressively and has a soft touch around the rim.

From an improvement standpoint, you would love to see him become more consistent with his outside shot and work on his handle. The power and great feet are already there. Mixing in those two skills into his game would make him about as unstoppable as you will see at this level.

He currently holds offers from Northern Arizona, Grand Canyon, Northern Colorado, Oakland and Central Arkansas. However, his recruiting is heating up like lit charcoal. Schools such as Colorado State, Missouri, DePaul, IUPUI, Pacific and Loyola-Chicago have all recently enquired about him.

The next time Dre will take the court with Powerhouse will be in Dallas, Texas during the first live period of the Spring next weekend. Stay tuned...

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