Earlier today, 2024 four-star guard Jared Harris committed to Memphis. Harris is ranked as the #79 overall player in the Class of 2024, per MadeHoops.
Memphis assistant Rick Stansbury was the primary recruiter in Harris’ recruitment. He offered Harris in mid-July at The Buff Reports’ live showcase. In the two months since then, Stansbury built a great relationship with Harris, and ultimately, he sealed the deal on his recruitment during his visit over the weekend.
In my opinion, Harris is really underrated. I talked to some scouts about his ranking, and they told me that his inconsistent play on the court is why he was ranked in the low 70s. However, they said that Harris has a very high ceiling, and his talent alone would have him ranked in the top 50 for the class of 2024.
From watching his film, Harris pops as a bouncy athlete who finishes well around the rim. He plays with a good pace and gets to his spots in the midrange.
Memphis lands 2024 4⭐️ G Jared Harris (@Thejaredharris1). Really good pickup for the Tigers.
Harris is a good slasher that loves to play with pace and can get to his spots in the mid-range. He’s got a high ceiling.
Harris is ranked #79 overall in the class of 2024 per… pic.twitter.com/tcfVNM3yrX
— Hitmen Hoops Media (@HitmenHoops) September 11, 2023
Memphis’ newest commit profiles as a combo guard who can play effectively at either spot in the backcourt. He possesses good athleticism, allowing him to make highlight plays in transition and finish creatively around the rim. He can beat defenders off of the bounce and rise above them in the midrange area, where he’s most effective. Furthermore, Harris is a great slasher and is constantly putting pressure on the rim.
A High Upside
He isn’t just an athlete, though. Harris showcases a nice pace and is effective in the pick and roll, putting defenders in jail and easily getting to his spots. Despite being 6’4″, he has a long wingspan, allowing him to get into passing lanes on the defensive end. Harris has shown intriguing flashes as a pull-up creator and considerably improved his perimeter jump shot. He has a high upside, and as he continues to grow into his frame and improve as a playmaker, the sky is the limit for Harris with the tools he already possesses.
Playing for LivOn on the AAU circuit this summer, he had a few impressive performances. Specifically, he scored 22 points and had 4 steals against Boo Williams, 18 points and 5 assists against Drive Nation, and 15 points and 5 rebounds against Team Durant.
Memphis looks to finish off the month of September with a bang. They host four-star wing Billy Richmond and four-star guard Curtis Givens III in the coming weeks. Richmond is scheduled to visit September 29-October 1, while Givens is scheduled to visit September 22-24.