College basketball analyst Fran Fraschilla named Gonzaga's Elias Harris as one of his standout players from the Nike LeBron James Skills Academy on ESPN Insider on Tuesday.
The 6-foot-7 senior has been an NBA draft prospect since the end of his freshman season. His sophomore and junior years have been marred by inconsistency and perhaps too high of expectations coming from the Gonzaga fan base. After averaging close to15 points a game his freshman season, his scoring has dipped since then. Last season, he posted career lows in field goal percentage and free throw percentage.
While averaging 13.1 points and 8.5 rebounds per game makes him a solid contributor for Gonzaga, he has the potential to put up 20 points and grab 10 rebounds per game if he applies himself. The Zags are primed for a deep NCAA Tournament run if Harris grows into the star player he is capable of turning into.
See a snippet of Fraschilla's observations after the jump.
Harris carried himself like a veteran at the camp -- he is 23 years old -- and from that standpoint he was impressive. He played hard, challenged the rim and didn't mind trying to dunk on people with his athleticism. He may have impressed NBA scouts, but he proved to be one of the better players here. (Via: ESPN Insider)
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