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BREAKING: 2024 4-Star Darren Harris commits to Duke

By Alex Karamanos, 10/22/22, 1:15PM CDT


Darren Harris, the 49th ranked prospect in our 2024 rankings, has just announced his commitment to head coach Jon Scheyer and Duke.  Harris becomes the first member of the 2024 class to commit to Duke.

Harris had a very successful spring and summer with Team Takeover on the Nike EYBL Circuit. This upcoming high school season, he will be one the main sources of offense for Paul VI (VA)

In this article, I break down Harris' game and how I think he will fit in at Duke his freshman season

Player Breakdown

Darren Harris is one the premier shooters in the country regardless of class. Playing up this grassroots season with Team Takeover. Harris can make shots from anywhere on the floor but is at his best beyond the three point arc. He has NBA range and is only a junior in high school. Harris can hit shots off the catch or off the dribble but is most lethal when his feet are set. Shooting is not the only part of Harris’ game that is noticeable. Harris can really pass the ball. Harris is great at making his teammates better. Shot making is what gets him his points, but when he gets into the lane he can score too. He is great at using his floater to score over bigger defenders and he has great touch around the rim. 

How he will fit in at Duke his freshman season

With two years of high school basketball left, Harris still has tons of time to develop his body and game. Once he gets to Duke, I believe he will stay on the floor just off his shot making abilities. At the next level you have to be able to make shots, and Harris can do that at a college level right now. He needs to work on his defense for the next level, but with some added foot speed within the next two years, Harris will be fine at Duke. I think he can impact the game with his passing as well. All defenses expect him to shoot it every time he touches the ball, so when he uses a pump fake to get into the lane, it will create scoring opportunities for his teammates. Harris can make an immediate impact in his freshman season at Duke.