Tyasha Harris, the No. 10 ranked player in the class of 2016 by ESPN, is in no rush to be done with the recruiting process. While most high-major, seniors-to-be have narrowed their decision to a shorter list by now, Harris has chosen her own path and is taking her sweet time deciding what college she will attend in the fall of 2016.
And what’s the rush anyway?
During an offseason where women’s basketball has seen its most transfers ever this offseason, Harris and her family want to make sure she doesn’t end up as another statistic in years to come.
Harris, though, is taking patience in recruiting to a whole new level. The 5-foot-10 point guard from Noblesville, Ind. has racked up 54 scholarship offers to date and has not told a single school that she isn’t interested.
“My parents and coaches have set up a spreadsheet for me to call the coaches at certain times,” Harris said, via the Indianapolis Star. “Fifty-four, yeah, that’s a lot. But my parents and coaches help me keep up with it all.”
According to the IndyStar article by Kyle Neddenriep, Harris and her parents, Bruce and Shannon Harris, are not looking for necessarily the best basketball school whose won the most championships, but they’re searching for a program that they feel has the best family atmosphere.
Harris averaged 17.5 points per game last year as a junior and helped Heritage Christian win the Class 2A state championship in the state of Indiana. She’s an athletic guard that brings a combo-game to the backcourt.
She’s got handles, has great court vision, and a smooth mid-range game. Her best quality is her passing skills and her excellent decision making in games will make some college coach extremely happy in the very near future.
Her long list of potential schools includes Purdue, Indiana, Butler, Michigan State, Ohio State, Georgia Tech, Georgetown, Alabama, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt and many more.
It looks like she’ll be dragging this thing out to signing day. Get the hats ready for the podium.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to the Indianapolis Star