By JACK LeGWIN
Special to ZAGSBLOG
DJ Harvey is heading to DeMatha Catholic High School.
One of the top players in the class of 2017 out of Huntsville, Ala., Harvey will be transferring from Christ School (Arden, N.C.) to DeMatha next year.
Harvey said that there were two reasons for chosing DeMatha.
“Reputation and the coaching were big,” Harvey told SNY.tv. “Coach [Mike] Jones really knows what he is doing.”
Harvey, a 6-foot-6, 180-pound guard, started at the end of last year for Christ School as an eighth grader, helping them go 31-7 and get to the state semifinals. His breakout performance of the year was 13 points in the quarterfinal game against Charlotte Latin.
A bruising combo guard who could end up being able to defend three positions, Harvey has received interest from many of the ACC and SEC schools, as well as Ohio State, Lehigh and Wichita State.
He plans to tryout for the Team USA 16U squad next summer as well, and he feels like playing for his country is a huge goal.
“It would be really great,” Harvey said. “I plan on going down there, trying out and seeing what happens.”