July 12, 2010

Chris Harrison-Docks talks CMU offer and AAU season

One of the top guards in the state of Michigan for the 2012 class is Chris Harrison-Docks. Docks is new to the Michigan basketball scene after transferring from Kentucky to Okemos High School last season, and he made the transition look easy en route to averaging 18 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds and 2 steals per game.

"It was a good transition for me," said Harrison-Docks. "I went right into a great high school here in Okemos and that made to move a lot easier. But I think I've transition well to here."

Harrison-Docks added some much needed scoring to Okemos last season as their leading scorer from the previous year, Travis Bader, moved on to Oakland University.

"I'm athletic, I have good handles, I'm quick, and I'd say I'm probably a scorer first and a passer second," said Harrison-Docks.

While he impressed at Okemos last season, Harrison-Docks is really making his mark on the AAU circuit playing for the Michigan Mustangs. Schools that have had a chance to watch him play have came to the same conclusion that many basketball experts around the state had, that Harrison-Docks is one of the top players in the 2012 class. Already Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Bradley, Akron, Utah and Western Kentucky have offered with schools such as Michigan, Michigan State, Illinois, USC, Stanford and Florida keeping a close eye on him.

"It's going real good, I've been playing real well," added Harrison-Docks on his AAU play this summer. "I played pretty good in the Indy Classic and I kind of had my breakout game during that tournament. And overall, that was a really good tournament for me and I though I played well."

Central Michigan was the latest school to offer, and he touched base on the Chippewas program.

"I knew they had a pretty decent year last year, and I also know that they brought in (Trey) Zeigler and he was rated really high," said Harrison-Docks. "But I really don't know a whole lot about them, so I'm going to have to check them out."

Harrison-Docks hasn't visited Mount Pleasant yet, but it appears it's just a matter of time before he visits CMU.

"I haven't visited CMU, but I will definitely get up there at some point. Probably in August would be the best time as I will have a little break to make a visit."

Serving as his main recruiter at CMU is CMU assistant coach Darren Kohne.

"I talk to both Coach Kohne and Coach (Ernie) Zeigler, but I've only talked to them over the phone," added Harrison-Docks. "They both are cool and seem like really nice guys, but I just have to get to know them a little more."

The Chippewas have been assembling some talented players in recruiting and building the program over the past few recruiting periods. CMU has played in a variety of ways and suited the offense to its personnel, something Harrison-Docks will undoubtedly be looking for.

"I'm just looking for a school that's going to be a good fit for me," added Harrison-Docks. "I want to go to a place where I spend four to five years, and then at the same time someplace where I can play the same way I do now. I don't want to have to change my game a whole lot to fit in."

As the 6-foot and 160 pound Harrison-Docks continues to improve his game and grow both physically and mentally, expect him to become a hit commodity among college basketball programs from across the country. ChippewaCountry was able to watch Harrison-Docks in person during his sophomore season and it was clear that the young guard has a bright future ahead of him. Expect us to make another trip to Okemos this season as the talented guard has a bright future ahead of him.

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