Lon Kruger and the Oklahoma Sooners received some good news on Friday afternoon when four-star 2019 point guard De’Vion Harmon announced his intention to play his college ball in Norman. The Denton (Texas) Guyer junior picked the Sooners over Oklahoma State, Texas, Baylor and Marquette.
BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! 940— Chris Crutchfield (@Crutchou) November 3, 2017
Although Harmon is still a junior in high school, this is a pretty big victory for Lon Kruger and his staff, and the future at point guard seems to be pretty bright. Winning a recruiting battle against a group of your Big 12 rivals isn’t too bad, either.
When explaining his decision, he said the following to Elevate Hoops:
“I’ve been straight forward since the first day they offered me,” said Harmon. “Their message to me is that the ball will be in my hands when I come in and I can be their point guard that leads Oklahoma to the national title.”
He isn’t the tallest guy at his position, but Harmon is a very strong and physical point guard who prefers a drive to the bucket over a three-point attempt. That strength allows him to absorb contact, which contributes to his ability to finish around the rim.
Harmon is ranked as the No. 41 hoops prospect in the 2019 247Composite rankings and averaged 18.7 points, 4.8 assists and 4.2 rebounds as a sophomore in 2016-17. He’s Oklahoma’s first commitment of the 2019 class.