Jerryd Bayless is the most notable 2007 prospect on the Arizona Magic, but there is another top 2007 prospect in the program. Harper Kamp, a 6-foot-8, 210-pound power forward out of Mountain View High School in Mesa, Ariz., has a skill level that is way ahead of the curve for big men. Four Pac-10 schools have taken notice and have already offered Kemp.
“Things are really starting to heat up for Harper,” said Coach Earl Flaggs of the Arizona Magic. “UCLA, Oregon, Oregon State and Arizona State have all offered.”
Although big men typically take longer to develop than perimeter players, Kamp has a surprisingly polished game for a 6-foot-8 2007 prospect. He can play both with his back to the basket and facing the basket. He attacks the rim off the dribble and can effectively pass the ball from the high post. In the post, his footwork and ability to score off moves is quite advanced.
“Harper is going to be a monster,” said Flaggs. “He is still developing physically, but his footwork is already unbelievable. He is going to be very skilled and very big.”
Kamp has already made quite a splash on the Arizona State campus by doing much more than just holding his own against the Sun Devil players in pick up games.
“He is always over at Arizona State playing pick up with the team,” said Flaggs. “He has played extremely well with those guys, and that is one of the reasons Arizona State has already offered him.”