Antwan Harrison, a 6-3, 200 pound junior swingman, was a force in Gonzaga College High School's opening game win over Baltimore's Mervo High School at the host's DC Classic this past weekend. Harrison tallied 22 points in the 71-64 win. He averaged 12.7 points in the three-game event where the Eagles were the runnerup to New York's Christ the King.
Christ the King edged out Gonzaga 50-48 in the championship game on senior point guard Japhet McNeil's two free throws with 0:01.8 on the clock. McNeil, with 13 points, five assists and three steals, was named the tournament Most Valuable Player. He also hit the game-winner in the opening round 62-61 win over Potomac.Harrison, who also plays with the DC Assault AAU program, said his goal is to develop his shooting guard skills. Because Gonzaga is bereft of height, the junior plays power forward for the Eagles. Most of his points Thursday night came from his inside play though he did demonstrate a nice touch on a couple shots.
Head Coach Dick Meyers said, "He needs to avoid falling back on his shot. That hurts both his foul and jump shooting."
Harrison said he's gotten a slew of letters but hasn't had any serious offers yet. "I like the Big East and Confernce USA," he noted.
He and Coach Meyers are generally in step on what he needs to improve. "I'm working on my ball handling and jump shooting, especially from long range," Harrison said.
The junior said he had just taken the SAT this month and has a 2.5 GPA. He's looking to major in marketing or sports management.