4-star point guard De’Vion Harmon commits to Oklahoma, goes in-depth about his decision
2019 4-star recruit, point guard De’Vion Harmon has committed to Oklahoma, he tells ClutchPoints. The Texas native chose the Sooners over Baylor, Marquette, Oklahoma State, and Texas, all of which were among Harmon’s final five schools, alongside Oklahoma. 247Sports ranks Harmon as the No. 41 prospect in the 2019 class.
“I just felt like [Oklahoma] was the best fit for me both on and off the court,” Harmon told ClutchPoints in an interview. “It felt like home.”
Additionally, the Big 12 rnference as a whole appealed to Harmon, hence the quartet of Big 12 schools in his final final five. “I love Big 12 basketball,” Harmon said. “It’s very competitive… I can’t wait to play in the best conference.”
Despite just entering his junior year of high school, Harmon has no doubts on his decision in committing to Oklahoma and head coach Lon Kruger. “I already know where I want to go,” Harmon stated.
Harmon noted that the decision ultimately came down to location. He mentioned that he has plenty of family near Norman, Oklahoma and will be relatively close to his hometown of Corinth, Texas.
Harmon attends John Guyer High School, where he has had a massive role for the Wildcats ever since he first arrived at the school. The 6’1″, 185-pound point guard posted 18.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game while aiding the Wildcats to 25-6 record during his sophomore campaign, as per Harmon’s Team USA profile. Harmon revealed that his offensive game has improved since, stating: “My shot has been coming along very well… I’m really happy about my shot.”
This summer, Harmon played for the USA Men’s U16 National Team, where Harmon helped Team USA earn a perfect 5-0 record en route to capturing a gold medal. “It was long but it was amazing,” Harmon said about the unique experience. “It was so much fun. I’ll always cherish it.” Harmon averaged 11.8 points per game for Team USA, the second-best on the entire team. For someone who is ranked outside the top-40 in his class, the 16-year-old certainly performed above many of the nation’s top juniors.
Harmon is Oklahoma’s first 2019 commitment, but Harmon does think Oklahoma’s recruiting class could be promising.