H: 6' 6"|
W: 210 lbs
(25 Years Old)
Current: F |
High School: Heat Basketball
Hometown: Macon, GA
Unfortunately Fresno State has not been a very effective perimeter shooting team this season, meaning they'll need their senior and leading scorer Marvelle Harris to get hot and create a great deal of offense off the pick and roll and isolations for both himself and his teammates like he's shown the ability to at times this year. His matchup with Utah's big point guard Lorenzo Bonam will be highly influential in deciding this contest.
Harris does not have great size at around 6'4, but has long arms and a strong frame that he uses to overpower opposing guards at the college level. He is very good in the open floor, showing an extra gear that surprises you at times considering he does not look like a freakish athlete on first glance. He's an effective straight-line ball-handler who loves to bully his way into contact, and doesn't turn the ball over as much as you'd think considering his style of play.
Harris is a far better off the dribble shooter than he is with his feet set, often settling for the first shot he can find, whether with a hand in his face or not. For Fresno State to have any chance of winning this game, they'll need Harris to exceed his typical middling shooting percentages (44% 2P%, 33% 3P%).
Defensively, his long wingspan and strong frame are assets at the college level, but his poor fundamentals and awareness cause him to fall asleep in his stance and lose opponents off the ball, and reach, swipe and bite on fakes unnecessarily.