Moe Harkless came to St. John's as a heralded freshman and will leave, having lived up to that after winning the 2011-2012 Big East Freshman of the Year. On a very young team, he quickly emerged as the team's leader and best player. Having a versatile skillset and a lot of room to grow, Harkless will be a very intriguing player to teams across the league.
Offensively, Harkless is a raw player at this point. Most of his points come in transition, through set plays in the half-court and on hustle plays. He struggles to create for himself in the half-court and his jump shot is a work in progress. While Harkless is limited in some areas, he is still able to produce offensively because of his excellent athleticism and ability to create mismatches.
Defensively, he is a versatile defender who spent time guarding different positions at the college level. He has the length and athleticism to be a very good defender down the road with continued work on his frame. Harkless is a very good rebounder for a wing and has a nose for the ball on defense, collecting a good amount of steals.
Harkless has the skillset, NBA body and athleticism that teams look for. With continued growth and development once he reaches the NBA level, he will the opportunity to work on his skills and reach his potential.
|Rank||24th overall (4th SF)|
|Projection||Mid 1st round|
Long and athletic body