After narrowing his list down to five teams in LSU, USC, Missouri, Creighton, and Oklahoma State, four-star point guard Kendal Harris has committed to the USC Trojans. He is one of the top 80 recruits in the nation, as well as the seventh best recruit in the state of Texas. Harris should be regarded as a top 15 point guard due to his excellent distribution skills as both a passer and ball-handler, as well as his leadership.
Kendal Harris also received offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Gonzaga, Houston, Kansas State, Marquette, Oklahoma, SMU, TCU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UNLV, Virginia, and Washington State in his recruitment so the interest definitely matches the talent.
The Urban DFW Elite guard gives Kevin O’Neill and the Trojans a potential key cog in the starting line-up, as Harris’s elite ball-handling and scoring ability adds another dimension to a team. Their offense was absolutely anemic last season, so the Trojans are looking to do what they can to avoid another repeat in 2013 and beyond. Harris is a surprisingly good rebounder, mainly because he is a combo guard who is better off as a PG due to his passing. As far as shooting and athleticism go, Kendal Harris is, by all accounts, better than the average.
The Berkner High standout in Richardson, Texas managed to average 13.2 points per game with about five boards and 5.5 assists to fill up the stat sheet for his school. Kendal Harris also provided some key defense for Berkner with 2.1 steals per game and is easily one of the best 15 recruits in the Midlands in 2013.
USC received a great all-around point guard who is around one of the 75 best recruits in the country, and he is exactly the kind of player who you can build an offense around at the point. While he can score, he does what point guards need to do most; distribute the basketball.
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