School: Combine Academy
Travel Team: Team Charlotte
What Was Recently Said:
Finishing up, we look at a player that already possesses an obvious amount of appeal, Erich Harding. He's a long, wiry, blossoming post prospect with touch, toughness, and a reliable interior presence on both ends of the floor. Harding rebounds the ball well, runs hard in transition, and finishes around the rim. That being said, he also shows the ability to protect the rim and space the floor. Harding moves very well for his size, especially at this stage in his progression. Next in his development process is working on working to get quicker, as it would make him a more reliable defender when hedging ball-screens or defending in space. Coach Wilson on Harding: 'Erich has great length, soft hands, and nice touch around the rim (as well as shooting). He has a high ceiling and will be a Division I recruit, in my opinion. He needs to get stronger and develop mental toughness. He's a player to watch for sure.' Harding stood out as one of the top long-term prospects in attendance and will be worth monitoring over the foreseeable future.
What To Expect:
Going forward, folks should expect Harding to play a meaningful role during his upcoming senior season at Combine Academy. He's long, mobile, and plays with a quality motor on both ends of the floor. Harding does a great job of anchoring the paint defensively, battling for rebounds around the basket, and running the floor hard in transition. He utilizes his long arms very well to alter and block shots. Harding is a capable finisher but doesn't look to force the action offensively. He's a useful lob threat in transition and understands how to make his presence felt from the dunker spot. Furthermore, Harding has shown consistent strides within his progression over the last calendar year and should only continue to improve. College coaches would be wise to take a look at the 6-foot-10 big man.