D.J. Harvey, 6-4, SG, Huntsville, Alabama, 2017 High School Class
Over the course of four games at the Nike Global Challenge DJ Harvey did what he does best make shots. With excellent rise, smooth mechanics and an ability to make shots both off the catch and the dribble, Harvey shot 40% from three on 15 attempts and drilled a handful of jumpers in the mid-range spots to boot. From a style of play standpoint, Harvey has a little poor man's Jamal Crawford in his game as he thrives on hesitation pull ups (especially in mid-range spots) and catch and shoot threes when he's able to step into it.
Because he relies on elevation to get to his jumper, Harvey isn't as effective standing in the corner and making spot jumpers. It takes him longer to get to his shot when he's at a standstill, which was evident on a couple of his spot up misses. But when the DeMatha High School product is able to step into his shot with rhythm, he's not far from knockdown.
Harvey also does a nice job creating space off the bounce, pulling up quickly off the dribble going right or left, and mixing in occasional step backs. While Harvey is a mid-range assassin and very capable three-point shooter, he's best with the ball in his hands and doesn't have much more to his game aside from his jumper. He can attack a closeout but Harvey isn't at the point yet where he can be consistently relied upon to get all the way to the rim or create a high percentage shot for a teammate. Harvey certainly has room to improve his finishing ability (average body and explosiveness) and distributing while on the move.
The Alabama native also has some work to do on the defensive end, as he doesn't take great pride in stopping his man and plays a bit hunched over at times. He did show some instincts making plays off the ball, but Harvey can still improve his ability to dig in and guard his position. Harvey has a lot of talent as a shot maker and overall scorer. He's far more advanced shooting the ball off the dribble than most players his age.
With that said, improving the other areas of his game that will make him a more well-rounded role player will most definitely help his value moving forward.