Cal basketball is back on the recruiting trail and landed a big, big star. Welcome Juhwan Harris-Dyson to Bear Territory!
"Counzo Martin and Tracy Webster have done a phenomenal job recruiting him," Silver said. "They are building something very special at Cal. He's one of the most underrated players in the country. He's had an unbelievable spring and summer and he's only 16 years old. He continues to evolve and is going to be a very good player in the PAC-12."
Harris-Dyson hails from Heritage Christian Schools in Anaheim. Scout has Harris-Dyson rated 4 stars as the 25th best shooting guard in this class. Harris-Dyson was also reportedly being pursued by Stanford and had offers from Utah State and UTEP.
Here's a sample of some of his most recent highlights.
Harris-Dyson is also coming off an elite performance at the Elite 100. Cuonzo Martin and Tracy Webster were both in attendance. More from Ryan Gorcey at Scout, who breaks down Harris-Dyson's game (including highlights of Harris-Dyson from the weekend).
Juhwan Harris-Dyson was easily the most dynamic playmaker on the floor at the Elite 100 this weekend, and that includes fellow 2017 four-star Ira Lee. While Lee is physical and explosive, Harris-Dyson is a born playmaker, who can elevate, spread the floor, pass and drive, finishing with both hands. While his jump shooting is still a work in progress, he's made great strides in that area, thanks in part to shooting drills taught to him by the California coaching staff.
Harris-Dyson becomes the third commitment from the 2017 recruiting class, joining fellow guards Jemarl Baker and Alec Hickman. Baker is a shooting guard and Hickman is a point, so the three could form the nucleus of the roster that replaces the losses of Jabari Bird, Sam Singer (and the now unexpected loss of Jordan Mathews). Harris-Dyson projects primarily as a 2.
"They told me that they are going to use me as a two, most likely," Harris-Dyson said about how California plans to use him. "They told me that my shot is getting better and they aren't worried about it, because that it will come and that I have good defensively abilities."
Welcome to Cal Juhwan! Go Bears!