UVa Recruit Harrell Set for Season Opener

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K.T. Harrell ‘s Recruiting Card

K.T. Harrell

The last time K.T. Harrell stepped onto a basketball court for a high school varsity game, he was just a sophomore. He was forced to sit out last season at Brewbaker Magnet (Montgomery, AL) because of transfer rules, so the only organized basketball action he has seen has come in AAU. The 6-4, 205-pound senior guard impressed on the 2009 AAU circuit, earning a handful of Division 1 offers and drawing rave reviews from high school basketball recruiting analysts, but now he looks forward to showing off his talents for Brewbaker.

“Our first game is Tuesday. I cannot wait,” said Harrell. “I can’t wait to play. Missing a whole year of basketball, I can’t wait to get out there. I’m sure I’ll have butterflies before the game, but once the ball is tipped it’ll all go away.”

Harrell didn’t play much on the AAU circuit the spring and summer of 2008, meaning he played limited organized basketball for an entire year. Confident in his game, he says he wasn’t nervous to take the court again this past spring.

“Sitting out, I had a lot of time to develop my game,” said Harrell, who is trained by his father, Rodney. “I felt prepared to play AAU basketball. I was anxious to play.”

He also feels confident about Brewbaker’s 2009/2010 squad.

“We’re definitely going to have a shot at winning a championship,” said Harrell, who feels as though he has improved his athleticism, speed and shooting this offseason. “We’re a deep team. We have six or seven seniors coming back, so we’re very experienced.”

Last week was a big one for Harrell, who signed and faxed in a letter of intent to the University of Virginia on Friday. Harrell, guard/forward Joe Harris , forward James Johnson