Duke basketball: Darren Harris shines on the biggest stage

Duke basketball commit Darren Harris
Duke basketball commit Darren Harris /

Duke basketball commit Darren Harris shined on the biggest stage in the country. 

Duke basketball commit Darren Harris was named the Most Valuable Player of the Nike EYBL Peach Jam and selected for the All-EYBL First Team after leading Team Takeover to an unbeaten record on the week.

Harris’ team won all eight games it played in North Augusta, South Carolina and secured the prestigious Nike Peach Jam title.

The Blue Devil verbal pledge consistently delivered crucial plays, with his timely shooting, unwavering confidence, and composed demeanor serving as the catalyst for Team Takeover (TTO) during their tightly contested games throughout the week.

Harris averaged 14.3 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game, but saved his best performance for the U17 Championship with 28 points on 10-of-15 shooting, 5-of-7 from 3-point range.


The 6-foot-6 guard continues to improve every time he steps on the basketball court as he plays a highly intelligent brand of basketball, effectively utilizing his size to score in diverse ways.

Darren Harris going to thrive as a member of Duke basketball program

Darren Harris’ jump-shot is arguably his greatest asset, but he is also becoming more adept at creating his own shots off the dribble. which will be vital in Duke’s offense as they heavily rely on dribble penetration and kick-outs for open shots.

Duke, who had representatives seated court-side for each of his games, left impressed with its Class of 2024 pledge.

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Harris, ranked only as a 4-star recruit and the No. 66 player in the country by 247Sports, is currently joined by 5-star forward Isaiah Evans in the Blue Devil 2024 recruiting class.

It is also worth noting that the Duke staff was also present to observe Patrick Ngongba, the Team Takeover center who also holds an offer from Duke.

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