The recruiting process has certainly changed over the past five years. Juniors and seniors are now committing earlier and earlier in the recruiting process.
So it's smart to update you with players that possibly could make early decisions from the class of 2003. One such player might be Ivan Harris, a scoring wing player from Springfield South High School in Ohio.
Harris lists just two schools in his recruiting process -- Michigan State and Ohio State. "I have taken visits to both schools," Harris said. "Both trips were great.
"On my Michigan State trip I met Magic Johnson. It was great talking to him about basketball. I even got his autograph. My Ohio State visit was also great. I like the coaches and players. I already know some of the players on the Ohio State team."
Harris knows Matt Sylvester and Brandon Fuss-Cheatham. "I played with them on a team that went to Germany," Harris said. "I got along great with both of them. It was fun playing with them."
Harris, who averaged 20 points and nine rebounds last year, told us that right now Ohio State has the edge. "They are the team that stands out right now," Harris said. "But I am not sure when I would make a decision. It could be this year, it could be next year. I don't know right now."
Harris, a 6-7, 200-pound natural lefty, told us he has been working hard on making his right hand more effective when he has the rock. "I want to be able to move quickly with either hand," Harris said. "This will make me a better player."
Harris has nice range on his jumper. So once he rounds out that part of his game, he is likely to be able to take people off the dribble better. Harris also possesses a nice jump hook close in.