RICHMOND, Va. — Richmond forward Justin Harper has finally added consistency to his game and is playing his way onto the radar of NBA teams.Comment on this story
At 6-foot-10 and with a smooth stroke from beyond the 3-point line, Harper has mixed in more low-post moves and utilized his great leaping ability as a rebounder to gain notice.
The senior is averaging 17.9 points and shooting better than 56 percent from the field for the Spiders (16-5, 5-1 Atlantic 10), who host Xavier (14-5, 6-0) at noon Saturday. In league games, Harper's even better — averaging 23.7 points and shooting nearly 59 percent.
NBA scouts have attended pretty much every game, and several are expected Saturday.
Harper says the key for him is not to think about it and to just keep playing his game.