West Virginia basketball commit Josiah Harris was recognized on Wednesday for his great summer outing against some of the top competition in his high school class.
Harris—a forward in the 2022 class—recorded a double-double at the 2021 Nike Peach Jam event. The future Mountaineer averaged 16.3 points and 10.4 rebounds and was the only player to record a double-double at the event.
BlueGoldNews: RT @all_ohio: Per @TheCircuit, @WVUhoops commit @Jojo_bean0730 was the only player to average a double-double (16.3ppg & 10.4rpg) at this years Nike Peach Jam!! Keep working Jojo!! #AOR pic.twitter.com/w340hr50Px
— Charles Young 😷 (@cyoungIII) August 4, 2021
The Peach Jam is an event where the top high school players come together to participate in games to get in front of recruiters and some go to get more attention on them.
Last month, Harris was matched up against the No. 2 player in the 2021 class Emoni Bates and did very well against the former Michigan State commit. Harris was able to give Bates some trouble with his stellar defense. Harris also finished this game with a double-double.
6-foot-7 West Virginia commit Josiah Harris is playing stellar defense on Emoni Bates in this one.
Harris is bring energy on both sides of the ball and showing grittiness on defense. He’s face-guarded Bates off the ball for the entire game and limited him to very few open looks. pic.twitter.com/LSa5Hl7ztg
— Jordan Divens (@MaxPreps_Jordan) July 13, 2021
Harris committed to head coach Bob Huggins and staff on March 31 as a three-star. According to 247Sports, as of Aug. 5, the 6-foot-7 forward is ranked No. 240 in the country, while No. 8 in the state of Ohio. As Harris gets ready to begin his final year of high school, expect that ranking to rise as he continues to impress people.