Ashton West | Writer
LANDON Harrison is a rising senior point guard from Jefferson City, MO generating low-major division I interest with several division II offers already. He competes throughout the summer with Team Carroll, underneath Coaches Ben Lyles and Tim Ward.
UNFAMILIAR with Landon? Let me catch you up to speed. Landon is a lightning quick guard who is ALL energy the entire time he is on the floor. He is a willing defender and a crafty scorer. Landon is at his best when shooting off the dribble, mid-range or beyond it doesn't matter, his sweet shooting stroke and elevation on his jump-shot make him a tough cover for opposing defenders. Although undersized, Landon is fundamentally sound when handling the basketball and has a solid build for his frame, allowing him to finish inside against bigger defenders.
I caught up with Landon after a Team Carroll win in their first game in the Ramey Jets tournament this past weekend:
AW: How would you describe your game to a fan or coach who hasn't seen you play?
LH: I just want people to know that no matter what, I am going to go out and give everything I can all game long.
AW: What're you working on each day in the gym?
LH: I have been working my jumpshot, attempting to develop a quicker release. Also, I am working on my floater because of my size. It will allow me to score over taller defenders.
AW: Are you holding out in hopes of playing Division I?
LH: I just want to play, man. No matter the level.
AW: Dream school?
LH: Honestly, I can't see myself going too far. Illinois would be great. I am being patient with the process and enjoying the last summer of AAU.
AW: How have you enjoyed playing with Team Carroll?
LH: I've loved it. Coach Lyles and Tim have done a lot for me.
Prediction: Landon will find himself a home at the Division II level following high school and be very successful as he would be a great addition to any program at that level.