Post by Hoyas4Ever on Oct 19, 2015 13:24:19 GMT -5
His transfer to Montverde Academy and the possibility of reclassifying up to the 2016 class ended up both being terrible decisions for Harris. He went to Montverde and couldn't get quality (barely any) minutes despite how obvious it was that he was the better player. I live in Florida and went to several Montverde games last year and Blake barely played. A friend of mine nephews play at Montverde. I couldn't figure out why. Montverde's starting guards last year were not D1 talent. Ben Simmons did 90% of the ball handling for them. I watch the team during warm ups and Blake Harris wouldn't miss and was way more athletic then the other starting guards. Meanwhile the starting guards were not D1 talents. It clearly affected his confidence because at the beginning of the season he was very aggressive and active with the few minutes Harris was getting. By the end of the season, he looked demoralized and very passive whenever he would get sometime. The only thing I could figure was that the starting guards were seniors and Harris was a transfer who was a sophomore/junior. I think that's why transferred back to school in Virginia as soon as Montverde's season was over, not even finishing the academic year there.
IMO his lack of run at Montverde and the uncertainty of what recruiting class he was his in hurt his stock. That's why as soon as he transferred back to Carlisle in Virginia he announced he was back in the 2017 class. I'm expecting BIG things from him this year. He is a prospect who's stock has tremendous potential to blow up.