We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well as on the basketball court, and today’s edition will take a closer look at Beau Harvey of Chatham Charter.
We’ve seen Harvey numerous times, recently stating, “Despite Rod Howard Select being narrowly edged out, everyone watching should’ve been impressed with Harvey. Whether scoring, playmaking, forcing turnovers, or battling for extra opportunities, he was making a play on seemingly every single possession. Harvey handles the ball with poise, sets up others at a strong rate, and contains his position well defensively. He effortlessly dictated the offensive action from start to finish. Harvey will be a name to monitor going forward.” Which was soon followed by, “Given everything he showcased previously with Rod Howard Select, no one should be surprised to see Harvey continuing to shine as a passer-friendly floor general. He’s a smart, patient, unselfish point guard who possesses a natural playmaking sense and advanced feel for his age. Harvey scores with efficiency, but doesn’t look to force the action. He understands how to touch the paint, force the defense to collapse, and make the correct read with unwavering consistency. Harvey will be a major x-factor for this group during the upcoming season and beyond.”
Even after our recent writings about Harvey, it still feels like he’s worthy of more attention from the masses. For starters, Chatham Charter is a great team and legitimate title contender yet again. They are an unselfish group, but Harvey is a huge reason as to what makes them such a difficult matchup for most opponents. As the smart, poised floor general, Harvey does a terrific job of setting up the offense, breaking down the defense, and dissecting the action through his blend of IQ, vision, and scoring ability. He touches the paint at a nice rate, creates for others, and applies scoring pressure as needed. Harvey is also an instinctual defender with the understanding of how to force turnovers and lead the break with the ball in his hands. Given his status as a rising sophomore, Harvey should be comfortably leading this group over the foreseeable future.