2021 Hahnville (LA) guard Claudell Harris Jr. got the Zoom call he had always been expecting from Idaho, and following it, he received a scholarship offer.
Idaho was the first Division I program to offer Harris Jr. a scholarship, and their pitch to him certainly hit it’s mark because he left very impressed with the staff and program as a whole.
“My latest Zoom call was with the coaching staff from the University of Idaho, and it did not disappoint,” he explained. “They took the time to show me and my family around the campus and answered any questions that we needed answered. We couldn’t have asked for a better presentation.”
Lamar also offered him a scholarship following Idaho, and they both have said that they like similar things about his game.
“My shooting ability is a big factor,” he said. “I’m able to shoot the ball at a very high percentage, while also being able to handle the ball and get where I want on the court. My ability to sit down and guard my position is a big plus as well.”
After picking up two offers this past week, Harris Jr. remains humble but very excited about the added opportunities to continue to play the game he loves and make his family proud.
“It’s very exciting,” he said of adding more offers. “It’s something that, not only me, but other hoopers have been grinding for since we were little. It’s only the beginning.”
To ensure more offers in the future, Harris Jr. is working on his game everyday. Some of his focus is on getting to the basket more because getting to the foul line isn’t something he does a lot.
“I would say, getting to the free throw line,” he said of what he’s looking to improve. “I don’t really get to the free throw line as much as I should because I rely so much on my mid range game.”