Denver East Basketball: Harrell's game on the rise

4:22 PM, Jan 18, 2013   |    comments
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Whether it's magic beans or good family genes... Denver East's Ronnie Harrell has the secret to a break through season on the basketball court.

He has his game on the rise.

"Probably the best pure shooter I've had in 35 years of coaching," Angels coach Rudy Carey told 9NEWS.

"I've been working hard in the summer working with my cousin, trying to get ready for the season and really the hard work is just paying off," Added Ronnie Harrell, a Denver East junior guard.

He is a fantastic shooter and his coach says he has a great head on his shoulders. But that head is getting closer, and closer to the rim.

You see, Ronnie is enjoying a break through season on the court. And his improving game is in direct correlation with a massive growth spurt.

"I came in to East at 5'11, and I'm 6'6'' now," Harrell told 9NEWS. 7 inches in a year and a half. The guard is quickly turning in to a post player. And family history suggest he may have room to keep growing.

"My great grandfather is 7'2''," said Harrell. Doctors say 6 feet, 10 inches tall is more likely for Ronnie.

And if he stays on pace, he'll be there by next season.

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