Saturday, March 9, 2013
ESPN 100 G plans to visit Texas
By Max Olson
AUSTIN, Texas – As he walked off the Frank Erwin Center court Friday night, the high school basketball career for a standout player from Richardson (Texas) Berkner ended after a loss in the state semifinals. He received a tap on the shoulder from a fan.
“Hey, where are you going to college?” he was asked.
Kendal Yancy-Harris shrugged. He said he didn’t know. But the ESPN 100 prospect is looking to answer that one soon.
The four-star point guard prospect saw his season end with a 60-52 loss to Fort Bend (Texas) Travis and its Kentucky-bound top 10 prospects Andrew Harrison and Aaron Harrison in the UIL Class 5A state semis. Now it’s time to figure out what comes next.
“I’ve got to move on and think about the future now,” Yancy-Harris said. “I’m going to take a visit to Texas real soon.”
He’s already taken an unofficial visit for the Longhorns’ home game against Oklahoma State on Feb. 9, but Yancy-Harris said this will be an official visit and could come as early as next weekend. That visit hasn’t officially been set up yet, but he’s confident it will be.
Yancy-Harris said it’s possible he’ll look into Texas A&M or Auburn, but he’s ready to get this recruitment wrapped up quickly.
“I guess probably no more than two weeks,” he said. “I’ll make this [decision] pretty soon. Maybe during this spring break that’s coming up.”
The 6-foot-4, 195-pound guard originally signed with USC. After the January firing of Trojans coach Kevin O’Neill, he decided to reopen his recruitment and was granted a release from his letter of intent.
Since then he said he has received good responses from recruiters, but Yancy-Harris’ attention is focused on the Longhorns right now.
Yancy-Harris averaged 12.2 points, 8 assists and 6.5 rebounds per game in his senior season. He scored 11 points and added eight rebounds and three assists in the loss to Travis on Friday.
“This was tough,” he said. “It’s still a good year. If you live in the state of Texas, this is where you want to be. You want to be in the final four.”