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Q and A with 2017 Washington commit, Blake Harris

The Washington Huskies basketball 2017 recruiting class is garnering attention as one of the top classes in the country. UW Dawg pound talked with one of its members, point guard Blake Harris about his commitment to the Huskies.

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Washington Huskies Head Coach Lorenzo Romar gained a commitment from 2017 Point Guard Blake Harris in July.
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Blake Harris is a 6-foot-3 point guard from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 247 Sports ranks Harris as a 3-star recruit and as one of the top 50 point guards in the country from the Class of 2017. UW Dawg Pound interviewed Harris to learn more about his game and his commitment to the Huskies.

What was the biggest highlight from your summer?

I would probably say the Pangos Camp. This was when I really got in touch with Washington. I played on Mike’s team [Michael Porter Jr.] and we really gelled together. Coach Chills and Coach Romar liked how I was a pure point guard and how I was winner.

Were you being recruited by any other schools?

I had offers from Clemson, Miami, Memphis, Ole Miss and Florida State.

So, why Washington?

Coach Romar sends guards to the league. I believe he can make me a better player. I love how the program is family oriented. I already know Noah Dickerson from playing at Montverde [Academy].

How do you see yourself fitting in at Washington?

I think I could play a lot my freshman year, considering that the team won’t have a lot of point guards when I come in. I believe I can do a lot for the team.

What’s your skill set?

I’m a pass-first guard who can score, play defense, and I’m athletic.

You mentioned that this summer was the first time you’ve seen Porter play, what did you notice about him?

He can score at any time. No one can stop him.

Are you familiar with any of the other players that have committed?

I’ve talked with Jaylen Nowell and Mamoudou Diarra. We have a group message going between all of us.

What would you say are your strengths?

My passing ability. I can get the ball to the open person. Sometimes, it’s flashy, but it works.

What are you looking to improve upon this fall?

My shooting. I want to be a better shooter. My mid-range game is pretty good, but I still need to work on my 3-point shooting.

Is there an NCAA player or NBA player that your game resembles?

Tony Wroten. He’s a pretty tall point guard; he’s flashy with the ball and athletic with decent shooting ability.

Are you going to make a visit to Seattle?

I plan on coming in September, for one of the football games.

Anything else you’d like Husky fans to know?

My dad played in the NFL for the [Green Bay] Packers and the [Baltimore] Ravens. I probably got my athletic ability from him. My family has been a big supporting cast, especially my mom.