Make no mistake, Harold Draper III is only nine years old.
“He’s one of, if not, the hardest working child I know,” said University of Memphis senior guard Trey Draper,” the cousin and mentor of Harold Draper III. “If he’s not in the gym, he’s outside trying to get better. What impresses me about him is his ability to retain information at nine years old. He’s a student of the game. If you tell him something one time, he’s trying to apply it in the next game.”
One moment, HD3 is making his AAU nationals debut in tournament in Little Rock, Ark. The next moment, he’s upgrading his stock as a speedy point guard who doesn’t shy away from penetrating to the basket and knocking down shots over bigger guys much like his favorite player, Joe Jackson, the former White Station star who is considered one of the elite point guards in all of college basketball.