Separation. That is what Dashan Harris is working on at the NBPA camp in Charlottesville, Va., this week. The four-star point guard from Montverde Academy (Fla.) knows the camp can help catapult him more into the national spot light with great. After two and a half days of work, he's on pace to achieve that goal.
The floor general from Los Angeles has found his groove at the prestigious invitation-only camp and carving out a spot for himself amongst the best overall point guards in the country.
Harris has shown a keen ability to score, play defense and control a team full of superstars.
"I've noticed that there is a large amount of point guards in this class and there seems to be a chance to go in and play well to separate yourself at this camp. I'm hoping I can do that and then go from there."
So far, so good for Harris. He's been one of the top floor generals overall at the camp and seems to get better each time he goes out on the floor.
"I've been playing against a lot of guys that I haven't seen in a good while and don't get to play during the high school season," Harris said. "You also get a lot of people saying you have weaknesses and then you get to show them what you've been doing in your off time. I've been trying to work on everything.
"Everywhere I go, I want to run a team. I want to win. I want to make my teammates better."
That is why his phone continues to ring and elite level programs are offering him scholarships. Florida State, Cal, Southern Cal, Indiana, Kentucky and Cincinnati have extended scholarships.
"I'm getting a lot of schools hitting me up," he said. "I haven't narrowed it down yet but I've been getting a lot of calls. My dad has been getting a lot of calls. My coach Kevin Sutton has been getting a lot of calls. I took a visit to Kentucky a couple of weeks ago and Indiana is coming soon."
While no one school has emerged as the leader, Harris said he is hoping to find the right fit this fall with visits.
"If I find a school that I like, I'll sign early," Harris said. "The head coach, I'm really looking to develop a relationship with the head coach like I did with coach Sutton. I can always talk to him and talk to him about anything. Also, style of play is big. I'm an up and down kind of guy that likes to go. I want to run and defend. The other main thing is playing with guys that want to win."