Bowie (Md.) 2019 guard Jordan Harris know this summer is key as he pursues a chance to play college basketball, and he’s treating it as such.
“I’m going into my senior year, so I know it’s big for me,” he said. “I’m not sitting on any offers right now, so I’m definitely trying to get an offer, get faster, work on my ball handling and stuff like that.”
While he works to shore up those aspects of his game, Harris showed Saturday at the Capitol Hoops Summer League at DeMatha that he can rely on one area he already does well – shooting.
Harris had 14 points in a 69-48 win over Whitman, going 4-of-8 from 3-point range. He hit three more 3’s and finished with 9 points in an 85-70 win over Blair later in the day.
“My strengths [are] I’m a great shooter and I can score the basketball,” he said.
The 5-foot-11, 175 pound Harris was a highly-productive perimeter shooter last season, leading the Bulldogs with 77 made 3-pointers while averaging 12.4 points per game. He twice hit eight 3-pointers in a game and had another with 7. He has a quick release and is able to shoot effectively both off the dribble and spotting up, and does a nice job of creating space.
Harris is one of several key players returning for coach Tremaine Price, and with Bladensburg and Wise both dealing with key graduation losses, the Bulldogs and Eleanor Roosevelt have emerged as early favorites for the Prince George’s County 4A title next season.
“I love it,” Harris said. “I love when people challenge me, so when they want to challenge us then we just go that much harder.”
Harris is running with Maryland D-Fenders 17U, and said he's been hearing from Division III Hood College (Md.). He's hoping that a strong summer league will benefit him and his team for the winter.
“Its going to help us a lot," he said. "Last year we didn’t get in a summer league, we just got in a fall league. But I think this will help us because there’s a lot of competition and a lot of great players we get to play against.”