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Kevin Keatts in to see 4-star Juke Harris; picks up SEC offer

Jamie Shaw09/20/22
Article written by:On3 imageJamie Shaw


2024 4-Star Juke Harris (photo cred- Jamie Shaw)

Two coaches came by Salisbury (NC) High last night to see four-star Juke Harris. The 6-foot-6 guard hosted NC State head coach Kevin Keatts and LSU assistant Casey Long. Harris walked away with an offer from both high major programs.

Harris averaged 23.1 points and led his Salisbury High team to the third round of the state playoffs last season. On3 was the first to rank him a couple of months ago, and he is now the No. 63 player in the industry standard 2024 On3 Consensus.

NC State and Tennessee sent assistants last week, and Virginia Tech’s Mike YoungWake Forest’s Steve Forbes, and Virginia’s Tony Bennett all came by the school this weekend.

Harris’ first offer did not come until May of this year; he now claims 25. With last night’s LSU offer, all of the schools who have visited during the Fall live evaluation period have all offered, along with the likes of IllinoisVCUMississippi State, and St. John’s.

Harris scouting report

Juke Harris is a legitimate big guard. He is at least 6-foot-5, with long arms and broad shoulders, giving him a projectable frame moving forward. Harris is comfortable on the ball, handling and creating in the half-court. He is also a smooth shooter, with confidence from beyond the arc. We would like to see him elevate his release point on his jumper, especially off the catch, but the form and release are good with this minor tweak. Harris is a good athlete, but he is not super bursty. His IQ and feel allow him to get to his spots off the bounce. He is a good team defender and understands angles and footwork on that end of the floor. With his frame and natural skill set, there is a pretty high ceiling for what he could continue to grow into.