Damon Harge has made his tour on the camp circuit this fall and lived up to the hype. After his outstanding performance at the CP3 Rising Stars Camp that resulted in the selection to the DunkDog All-American Game. Taking part in the Nike Team Florida Workout, Harge picked up a few new college offers and made the journey to the John Lucas Midwest Invitational.
Playing alongside elite 2017 point guard Matt Coleman, Harge showed that he could do work while not being the primary ball handler. He made pinpoint passes off of the bounce and showed an improved ability to finish amongst the trees. Toss in some strong pick and roll play and you can see why bigs enjoyed playing with Harge. He enjoyed playing at the camp, too.
“I loved the camp,” exclaimed Harge of his time at the John Lucas Midwest Invitational. “I had a chip on my shoulder for not getting the invite to USA Basketball, so I had something to prove. I wanted to prove that I’m one of the top point guards in my class.”
That he did, especially on the defensive end. Previously simply too small to defend more physically mature guards, he used his lateral quickness and quick hands to not only play good defense, but to put the clamps on people defensively. Harge not only has the ability to defend, but has the willingness to defend as well. These advancements in his game were enough for Louisville to invite him out to come check out campus during his time in the Bluegrass State.
“I loved Louisville. The visit was great,” Harge admitted. “I would have commmitted if the offer was there.”
Damon will be taking a visit this weekend to NC State for their Pack Madness, and already owns offers from Memphis, Depaul, North Carolina Central, and Pacific.
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