With skill continuing to trend upward in terms of the desires and needs of college coaches, talented playmakers that can enhance the skill sets of their teammates and assist in maximizing their performance on the court will be a priority as well for those staffs and the 2023 class has a number of them that continue to trend upwards.  Front and center in that conversation is junior lead guard Brock Harding of Moline High School in Illinois.

Equipped with a near 6-1 150 pound frame, Harding is a perfect blend of feel, instincts, leadership, skill, toughness, and vision.  He handles the ball with efficiency and he pairs that with advanced feel and high level decision making to make for an excellent floor general.  He controls the tempo while putting his teammates in a position to excel and perform at a high level.  His grit and leadership are two traits that standout significantly as he is a dual threat in that he’s exceptional offensively and he also takes a lot of pride in his ability to defend and create positive chaos on the defensive end of the floor.  Don’t get it twisted, Harding is highly skilled as well and his ability to attack off the bounce, finish through traffic, hit the mid-range pull-up, drip in a floater now and then, while also being able to light up the nets from beyond the arc make him pound for pound as complete a lead guard that exists in the 2023 class both regionally and nationally and schools are taking notice.

The talented guard was outstanding in helping lead his Mid-Pro Academy grassroots travel team to the 16U Grassroots Basketball Association and NY2LA Basketball Association championship this past summer and those efforts secured him a First Team Underclassmen All-League Selection for the 2021 NY2LA Basketball Association.  His stellar play also saw him jump on the radar of college coaches and he currently holds offers from Drake, Illinois State, Colorado State, SEMO, Easter Illinois, Radford, IPFW, and Western Illinois.  Make no mistake Harding is legit and you can expect his recruiting trail to continue to pick up as pound for pound he’s as complete a lead guard package as there is in the 2023 class.

Harding plays with the Mid-Pro Academy during the grassroots travel season.