Rising Senior Spotlight - Michael Acquaah-Harrison

Monday, July 20th, 2020

Rising Senior Spotlight - Michael Acquaah-Harrison

Michael Acquaah-Harrison is a Massachusetts native who just recently graduated from Marianapolis Prep in Connecticut and is now headed to Trinity-Pawling School in New York for his post-graduate year. 

With a 3.9 GPA, Acquaah-Harrison's goal is to play his way into the Ivy League, Patriot League, or other high-academic scholarship school. 

Below, you'll find two videos. The first shows his highlights from his senior year, while the second shows one of his recent workouts. The notable difference between the two is his physical progression as Acquaah-Harrison now boasts a long, cut-up frame and the newfound athleticism to play above the rim with ease. 

In short, he seems to be the perfect post-graduate candidate, as both his body and game appear on the verge of going to the next level. 

Prospect Profile

Height: 6'4"
Position: G/F
School: Marianapolis Prep '20 (CT); Trinity-Pawling '21 (NY)

By the Numbers

Academics: 3.9 GPA
2019-20 Stats: 90% FT; 42% 3pt over the last 15 games

Best Performances

  • 19pts (3-5 from 3pt), 3blks, 2rebs, & 1ast vs. Gunnery
  • 14pts (4-6 from 3pt), 2rebs, 2blks, 2stls, & 1ast vs. Pingree
  • 12pts (4-6 from 3pt), 2rebs, & 1ast vs. Berkshire

Personal Statement

"I'm a hard-working, high IQ shooting-guard that competes every play at both ends of the floor. On defense I take pride in shutting down the opposing teams greatest scoring threat. My athleticism, 6'10 wingspan, and defensive instincts provide me with the versatility to guard 1-4 and be a true game changer on that end. On offense I have the ability to create my own shot and score at all three levels. I excel when shooting off the catch or dribble, elevating into mid-range pull-ups, and using my athleticism to get all the way to the rim.

As a late-bloomer with a high ceiling, I'm yet to reach my full potential. Every few months my game reaches a new level and I add something significant with my skill-set, body, and mentality. Just since quarantine I've been able to add on 10lbs of muscle and further improve my athletic abilities. As a high-academic student and hard-worker on and off the court, I'm looking for scholarship opportunities in a competitive basketball program and rigorous academic environment to continue my student-athlete career."

Scout's Take

At Marianapolis, he was a prospect that stood out with good perimeter size, the length to be disruptive defensively, and an ability to make open shots from behind the three-point line. Things seem to have clicked for him physically within recent months now as he looks way more defined and explosive on film then we have seen to date. Combine that with his size, length, defensive potential, and ability to make shots, and you have a now very intriguing prospect that seems to be blossoming at just the right time. 

Scouting Report