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Tuesday / February 7.
  • Four-star small forward DeShawn Harris-Smith to announce Wednesday

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    DeShawn Harris-Smith, the 6-foot-4 small forward from Paul VI Catholic (VA) and Team Takeover, will announce his college choice Wednesday at 6 p.m.

    Ranked the No. 6 small forward in the Class of 2023 per 247Sports.com, he is down to Maryland, Villanova, Xavier, Penn State, and Indiana, with Maryland the favorite per sources.

    Harris-Smith visited Maryland earlier this month and visited Penn State in June.

    “DeShawn can guard multiple positions and excels at getting downhill and attacking the rim,” Paul VI coach Glenn Farello said. “He’s a playmaker on both ends of the floor and has a mentality of doing whatever it takes to help his team win. He’s one of the best do ever play at PVI.”

    Paul VI last season had four players on teams in the Final Four in Brandon Slater (Villanova), Anthony Harris (UNC) and Jeremy Roach and Trevor Keels (Duke). 

    For more, read my feature in The New York Times.

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    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.