>> Video Below: Highlights of CU recruit Darian Harris
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Coach Greg McDermott said the three players Creighton signed to letters of intent on Wednesday bring more than basketball skills to the program.
Toby Hegner of Berlin, Wis., Zach Hanson of Pierre, S.D., and Darian Harris of Springdale, Ark., signed with the Bluejays on the opening day of the weeklong November signing period.
“Each of them possesses the qualities that we look for as we go through the re-recruiting process,” McDermott said. “They come from tremendous families, have a high level of character, are quality students and compete for quality high school basketball programs.”
Hegner, a 6-foot-10 forward, averaged 16.9 points and 8.9 rebounds per game as a junior at Berlin High School. His skill set has been compared to current Bluejay Doug McDermott in regard to his ability to play inside and outside the arc.
“Toby is a very skilled big man who has the ability to stretch the defense with his perimeter shooting, yet also possesses nice moves around the rim,” coach McDermott said. “He is continuing to work hard to develop his body. He will be able to play multiple positions for us.”
Hanson also will provide front-court help. The 6-9 forward averaged 17.7 points and 7.3 rebounds as a junior in helping lead T.J. Riggs High School to a third-place finish in the South Dakota state tournament.
“At 6-9 and 240 pounds, he has the ability to be a very productive post player in the Valley,” McDermott said. “He can shoot to the 3-point line and also can score in a variety of ways around the rim.”
Harris is a 6-6 swing player who can provide help along the perimeter. He averaged 23.1 points, 7.8 rebounds and 5.7 assists for Shiloh Christian High School, earning Arkansas all-state honors in the process.
“Darian can dribble, pass and shoot, and he possesses a high basketball IQ,” McDermott said. “As he develops his body, we anticipate him being a valuable asset to our program at the wing position.”
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