The uber-athletic Harris is the rising star within the German camp and has enjoyed an impressive first season in the NCAA with Gonzaga to build on the considerable promise he showed both as a youth player as well at Eurobasket 2009.
His quickness, aggression and athletic approach makes him hard to guard.
Harris has superb physical attributes – none more so than his impressive wingspan and leaping ability.
Fans will be hoping to see Germany get some rebounds and steals when he is on the floor in Turkey so they can get the ball to him - for he is hugely effective in transition and just loves to run and provide a spectacular finish.
He can guard opponents relatively effectively due to his lateral quickness and good size which coach Bauermann will look to harness a lot during the tournament, although there is still room for some improvement.
He has a voracious appetite for rebounding for a swingman and that will also be key.
Perhaps he needs to contain his weaknesses effectively at this level which are still his inconsistent jump shot and limited dribbling skills.
His success at this tournament will therefore hinge on the quality of his decision-making on the wing.
He might get caught a little short if he tries to take players off the dribble in this tournament.
It will also be fascinating to see whether he can get some joy by getting inside where he prefers to do most of his damage.
He will have to be careful that he does not commit turnovers by trying to force his way to the bucket, opting for smart choices instead.
All in all, Harris is a terrific explosive talent who can light-up the FIBA World Championships although it will probably be via some bite-size and thrilling chunks of action but certainly enough to get us all licking our lips in anticipation of the day when he establishes himself as a bona-fide 25 minutes per game man for his country