2017 Bartow (Fla.) G McKinley Harvin Impresses at State Championships | Zagsblog
Recent Posts
About ZagsBlog
Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Follow Zags on Twitter
Couldn't connect with Twitter
Contact Zags
Connect with Zags:
Tuesday / May 28.
  • 2017 Bartow (Fla.) G McKinley Harvin Impresses at State Championships

    Share Zagsblog Share Zagsblog
    BhigLoLCAAAnB-h

    By JACK LeGWIN

    Special to ZAGSBLOG

    LAKELAND, Fla.– While there were many good freshmen at the FHSAA State Championships over the past week, there was only one who played significant minutes when it mattered in both the State Semifinals and the State Championship game.

    His name was McKinley Harvin.

    The 6-foot lefty guard for Bartow (Fla.) played 27 minutes in the 7A State Championship game against Matt Milon and Oviedo, hitting two big threes to keep the Yellowjackets in it. In the end, it wasn’t enough as Bartow dropped the 55-52 decision.

    “I was just thinking about making the next play and to not think too hard,” Harvin told SNY.tv after the loss. “I just needed to get my team back in it, and we needed it.”

    A strong guard who can play at multiple speeds, Harvin can lock down on defense, and bought into his role this year, learning from Wofford-Bound Derrick Brooks.

    “Derrick’s like a big brother to me, I looked up to him a lot this season,” Harvin said. “I’ve learned a lot from him, but I’ve got to do a lot this summer to get better and get my team back here next year.”

    While Bartow will get multiple starters back next year, including rising junior big man prospect Tony Bradley, as well as dual sport athlete and rising senior, Deyontre Jordan, it will be Harvin’s team to lead next year.

    Follow Jack on Twitter

    Written by

    [email protected]

    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

  • } });
    X