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Harris: a top defender and playmaker

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It's easier for the scorers to standout, but 6-foot, 165-pound 2008 point guard prospect Dashan Harris made a name for himself with his sticky defense and passing at the NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp.
Throughout the camp, point guard after point guard struggled handling the ball against Harris. Most notably, Kalin Lucas, the No. 3 ranked point guard, coughed the ball up three times against Harris' pressure.
"I'm not used to giving the ball up," said Lucas, during a break in the camp. "But [Harris] got me. He surprised me."
Harris, a Los Angeles native, is coming off a NACA national championship at Central Park Christian in Birmingham, Ala., where he averaged 18 points, 7 assists and 3 steals per game.
Next year Harris will play at Montverde (Fla.) Academy for respected head coach Kevin Sutton.
"My father has known about Coach Sutton and feels he would be a great coach to play for," he said. "I'm already down there for summer school and working out with the team. I'm really looking forward to playing there."
Several high-major schools are already working on getting Harris once he is finished at Montverde. Harris lists North Carolina, UCLA, Florida, Georgetown, Kansas and Indiana as his top schools.
Harris, who did not take many shots at the NBA Players Camp, had this assessment of his play.
"I usually take outside shots, but I had teammates who really had it going with Corey Stokes and Nick Calathes. I was just doing my best to get them the ball and then play great defense."
Coaches will have the opportunity to watch Harris in action at the Reebok ABCD Camp when he suits up for the Rising Stars of America at the Big Time in Las Vegas.
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