Earlier this week, Bill Self received a major boost to his basketball program in the form of four-star guard Dajuan Harris. The Missouri native announced that he’s committing to Kansas.
Kansas has plenty of talent in its backcourt heading into next season, but it doesn’t hurt to add more depth. Harris is the No. 9 point guard and No. 101 overall recruit in his class.
While there still isn’t any confirmation as to whether or not Harris will play this upcoming season, it does appear that Kansas found itself a legitimate guard.
Evan Daniels, 247Sports director of basketball recruiting, had an in-depth breakdown of Harris.
Harris isn’t considered an elite scorer, but his playmaking ability has definitely caught the attention of Daniels.
“It was really two-fold,” said Evan Daniels, 247Sports director of basketball recruiting when asked what Harris did to impress. “I thought his vision and his passing ability to create for teammates really stood out to me. And then he really guarded; he was a pesky on-ball defender.
“Since the first time I saw him, his frame has steadily gotten better, and he gives Kansas a true point guard who can facilitate and create,” Daniels said. “I think he fits that mold. He has tremendous passing skills, he can pass off the live dribble well and he’s creative. And on the other end, he moves well laterally, he’s pesky and he’s tough.”
The Jayhawks hope to have Harris eligible for next season.
He was originally set to be a recruit in the 2020 class, and now, he’s in the process of trying to reclassify up to 2019 and enroll at KU.
If Harris reclassifies in time for this fall, the expectation is that he’d serve as the backup to Devon Dotson.