Harper Kamp, the 6-foot-8, 250-pound power forward from Mountain View High School in Mesa, Ariz., has emerged as one of the top prospects from the West Coast. Kamp, a three-star prospect, is being recruited by a large number of high-major programs and, as it stands right now, has eight scholarship offers on the table.
"California, Stanford and New Mexico are the schools that Harper is very interested in," said Mountain View Head Coach Gary Ernst. "Those are not the only schools that he is interested in, but those are probably the main ones. Harper has already taken an unofficial visit to New Mexico and enjoyed the trip. They did the things that they needed to do for him to enjoy the visit.
"Harper has talked about taking some more unofficial visits in the spring, but I really don't know what schools he will visit," he added. "He has talked about visiting some schools in California, but I don't know what schools he will visit. I also don't know if Harper will use all five official visits. He might be ready to make a decision before then."
Kamp currently has scholarship offers from the likes of California, New Mexico, Stanford, Iowa, Oregon, Southern California, Arizona State and Washington State. While he is going to have some difficult decisions to make in the future, Kamp is focused on the remainder of his junior season.
"We are 26-3 overall and start the first round of the state tournament later tonight," said Ernst. "Harper just keeps getting better and better for us and is playing extremely well right now. He is averaging 12-points and seven rebounds per game for us.
"Harper is also shooting 60 percent from the field and 72 percent from the free-throw line," he added. "His scoring and rebounding numbers are a little deceiving because he missed some games because of an injury. The one thing that Harper does a great job of that doesn't show up in the box score is play great defense."
Harper Kamp Scouting Report: Limited athletically, Kamp relies on a heady and skilled approach to the game. Very good at using his body to get position, Kamp can score the ball with either hand around the basket. He also has a nice touch on his midrange jumper and passes the ball well out of the high post. -Jerry Meyer of Rivals.com