But hard training and clean eating aren’t the only things that will get you all-star status, and it takes a village to raise, nurture and develop a successful pro athlete. Harris’ village is working overtime these days, starting with his parents, dad Torrel and mother Lisa, who deserve big kudos for instilling a superior maturity and staunch work ethic in their son. It then extends to Harvey and Miller who provide Harris with strength and nutritional fortitude. But one of the largest cornerstones belongs to legendary Basketball Hall-of-fame member George “The Iceman” Gervin, who serves as Harris’ hoops mentor and works with Harris on his sports-speci�ic fundamentals, including ball handling, footwork and conditioning.
“Once you’re fundamentally sound, the game is mental,” says Gervin. “It’s all about your approach. Tobias is an all-starcaliber basketball player. I know that, but he’s got to prove that to himself. I can’t do anything with that. You’ve got to have your own mental toughness. And he’s got it. Now it’s time to be an all-star and let everyone else know what I know.”