One of the higher ranked prospects at this showcase, Rashanti Harris (#17 Scout, #26 Rivals, # 37 ESPN) shockingly signed with Georgia State earlier this year, passing up high major offers to do so. Harris very much looks like a man among boys against this competition, being 69 with a thick and chiseled body, looking as physically mature as most college seniors. Hes very mobile, coordinated, and has excellent hands, while having pretty good explosiveness and quickness for a big man as well, being a very good athlete for a college big.
Harris makes his mark felt most on defense and the boards, where he shows pretty good focus, decent fundamentals, and is just able to exert his will against the competition. He frequently pulls down rebounds in a crowd, boxes out his man well, and on the defensive end, patrols the lane and plays tough post defense.
On the offensive end, Harris game is very much a work in progress, having an underdeveloped post game in terms of footwork and moves, often trying to just bull over opponents. He took a few perimeter jumpers over the weekend as well, but didnt have much success, though its something he could add to his game in time. Hes a threat in transition when running the floor, due to his size, mobility, and hands, but his conditioning is not superb, leaving many occasions where hes slow to get up the floor on either end of the court.
Many are questioning Harris decision to go to Georgia State in lieu of a high major school, and there is a lot of legitimacy to those questions, seeing how itll be tough for his post game to develop much against that level of competition, where hell rarely face a PF/C that is his physical equal in both size and athletic ability. It will be interesting to see how his game develops over his time in college, but its hard to see how playing against this level of competition will be better for his development than playing in a major conference.