June 3, 2010

Montrezl Harrell claims four early offers

Not long after rising junior forward Montrezl Harrell from North Edgecombe High in Tarboro, N.C., had torched Wisconsin Playground's AAU squad for 29 points at the Dean Smith Center last Friday in the Tournament of Champions, reporters swarmed Harrell.

Harrell though took little consolation in the perhaps unexpected attention. He was still lamenting the defeat.

"We played really good, but we can't get scared like that in crunch time," Harrell said. "Tie game like that we have to step it up and box out. We can't have rebounds coming out."

The 6-foot-7, 215-pounder with a 7-3 wingspan dazzled spectators with his athleticism and surprising touch from the perimeter, making a pair of three-pointers.

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