At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over a hundred players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III, or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are overlooked and under-recruited, and today’s edition will highlight Teyachta Harris of East Rowan High School. 

We’ve watched Harris make a ton of noise over the last year, stating, “Considering the East Rowan leader is posting nightly averages of 26.0 PPG, 12.0 RPG, and 1.5 BPG with impressive 59/50/62 shooting splits, the lack of recruitment simply doesn’t make sense. They’ve had some struggles as a team, but it’s clear that Harris is doing everything possible to try and propel this squad forward. At 6-foot-7 with feel and ball skills, Harris is able to regularly dictate the action as the main creator and apply constant scoring pressure against the opposition. The aforementioned shooting splits clearly show a high level of efficiency, especially for a long, physical forward with toughness and athleticism. He’s a capable playmaker and ball-handler with the ability to cause matchup problems against various types of opponents. Harris also plays effectively in transition and finishes with consistency.”

Although he’s maintained his insanely high level of production while being the nightly leader for the Musangs, Harris has seen very little movement within his overall recruitment. It’s genuinely perplexing why a strong, fluid, athletic wing/forward prospect like Harris isn’t being more heavily pursued by college coaches. He’s shown the ability to score from all levels, defend multiple positions, operate as a playmaker, and make a lasting impact on the glass. There shouldn’t be anything else he needs to prove to next-level programs. Either way, Harris will continue turning heads with his gaudy stats, highlight-reel plays, and versatile game on both ends of the floor. He should be an asset wherever he ends up in college.