Tyler Harris, a 6-foot-8 wing forward known more for his perimeter scoring ability than his post-up game, has committed to N.C. State.
Roshown McLeod, the former Duke player who coaches Harris at St. Benedict’s Prep in New Jersey, confirmed the commitment today in an e-mail to The Charlotte Observer and News & Observer.
Harris is the younger brother of Tobias Harris, who was a McDonald’s All-American last season who signed with Tennessee. All-Star Sports recruiting analyst Bob Gibbons said Tyler Harris has reclassified from the Class of 2012 to the Class of 2011, so he is a young player in the senior class.
That has resulted in Harris being under the radar in some analysts’ recruiting rankings, Gibbons said. Gibbons has Harris ranked No. 87 in 2011.
“I’ve been impressed with him,” Gibbons said. “Even though he lacks physicality and strength, he’s tall. He’s going to fill out. He has a great scoring knack."
Gibbons said Harris will begin his college career as a wing forward but could also play power forward after he matures and gains weight.