Pittsburgh prep star Kason Harrell should get a look from Georgia Tech


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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are going to be in need of some backcourt help in the near future, and there is one kid in particular who coach Brian Gregory should at least pay a visit to this offseason.

Gregory needs to just see what this young man’s game is all about and possibly recruit to him Georgia Tech. His name is Kason Harrell.

Who is Kason Harrell you ask? He is a 6-foot-3, 185 pound junior guard from Hempfield High School in Pittsburgh and is the No.1 guard in Western Pennsylvania, and he’s going to be a nice addition to someone’s recruiting class of 2015.

Harrell has played Varsity ball as a starter all three years that he has been in high school and has led Hempfield to three consecutive AAAA Section 1 titles. He is coming off of averaging 23.9 points per game this past season as a Junior and shoots 89% from the charity stripe.

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He has to be a baller to have schools like Xavier, Duquesne, Bucknell, Liberty and Navy looking at him. He has also received letters of interest from North Carolina and Arizona.

Harrell also comes from a pretty good basketball pedigree. His cousin, Montrezl Harrell, is a standout forward at the University of Louisville and is going to be highly sought after come NBA Draft time. Obviously hoop runs in the family.

Kason’s biggest dream is to play for the University of North Carolina, but if Roy Williams does not come knocking, don’t you think it would be nice to have a motivated player of his caliber playing at Georgia Tech so he can show UNC what they missed by not recruiting him.

Kason Harrell can flat out ball and Brian Gregory needs to build a strong backcourt rotation. Hopefully, Travis Jorgensen is going to come back healthy and play well. Tech will also be getting freshman Tadric Jackson this season, and just got a surprise transfer announcement in point guard Josh Heath from USF.

But looking ahead to 2015, Coach Gregory should seriously consider Kason Harrell as a recruit. Coach Gregory needs to go see this kid play. He will not be disappointed.

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