- High School
- McCallie, Tenn.
- Current Team
Having to guard Chari has to be a miserable experience. Bring extra ice packs for afterward. Already 6-2 and 215 pounds, Chari often overwhelms defenders with his physicality, but he also has the footwork to beat his guy without bowling him over. He’s terrific in unsettled situations, can dodge from a number of spots on the field and is a legitimate threat with his off-hand. Chari does a good job of finding open guys and rides hard, too.
All-Star. There aren’t many high school sophomores who are 6-2, 215 pounds, and there are even fewer that are who move as well as Chari does. He got the ball at the top of the box against Harvard and basically just ran downhill through a bevy of checks and finished it off with a high-to-high dunk. Chari’s power and nimble feet make him a tough cover for any defenseman, and his ability to dodge from X, the wings or up top make him a defensive nightmare. He communicated well with his teammates, tried to get everyone involved and also rode hard.
All-Star. A talented attackman who possesses the athleticism and skill level to make an immediate impact at the high school level. Chari has really good footwork that allowed him to escape early double teams throughout the day. More importantly, he’s a physical dodger who uses his size – a massive 6-2, 205-pound frame as a high school freshman – to gain an advantage over his opponents. He was able to use his hitch and go to get to the middle of the field all day long, especially in the All Star game. Chari was dynamic and fun to watch throughout the event, and he allowed the game to come to him without he forcing shots and he played unselfishly. Chari and Kaleb Griffith got after it head-to-head in the All-Star Game, and this will be a matchup we hope to see again when both are playing for the most competitive college lacrosse programs in the country. He had a deadly lefty rocket that elicited some oohs and aahs in the All-Star Game.