David Harrison (basketball)

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David Harrison
No. 13
Center
Personal information
Born (1982-08-15) August 15, 1982 (age 32)
Nashville, Tennessee
Nationality American
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school Brentwood Academy
(Brentwood, Tennessee)
College Colorado (2001–2004)
NBA draft 2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 29th overall
Selected by the Indiana Pacers
Pro career 2004–present
Career history
2004–2008 Indiana Pacers
2008–2009 Beijing Ducks
2009–2011 Guangdong Southern Tigers
2011–2012 Tianjin Ronggang
2012 Reno Bighorns
2014 Metrowest Ballas
Stats at NBA.com

David Joshua Harrison (born August 15, 1982) is an American professional basketball player. A former NBA player, he was a member of the Beijing Ducks for the 2008-09 season[1] and played with the Guangdong Southern Tigers[2] for the next two years. He is now a member of Tianjin Ronggang.[3] At Brentwood Academy, Harrison received TSSAA Division 2 Mr. Basketball in 2000 and 2001. He was drafted by the Indiana Pacers out of the University of Colorado at Boulder with the 29th pick of the 2004 NBA Draft.

College career[edit]

In college he was named First Team All-Big 12 and earned Honorable Mention All-America honors by the Associated Press as a junior. He finished his college career as Colorado's all-time leading shot-blocker with 225 blocks.

Professional career[edit]

Harrison was expected to be the #2 or maybe even #3 center in the Pacers' depth chart for his rookie year of 2004-05, behind Jeff Foster and Scot Pollard. However, due to injuries to Pollard and the suspensions of Jermaine O'Neal, Stephen Jackson and Ron Artest, he became a starter at a much earlier part of his career than most people anticipated. He ended up starting 14 of the 43 games he played in his rookie season, before missing the final two months due to injury.

Harrison was charged with one count of assault and battery for his involvement in the Pacers–Pistons brawl at The Palace of Auburn Hills on November 19, 2004, though he was not penalized by the league for the incident.

In his sophomore season of 2005-06 with the Pacers, Harrison played in 67 games, starting 17 of them, playing an average of 15.4 minutes and contributing 5.7 points and 3.8 rebounds per game.

In 2008, the Pacers suspended Harrison for one game following an incident in which Harrison expressed his frustration inside the San Antonio Spurs' locker room after Spurs forward Matt Bonner hit him in the face (Bonner was called for an offensive foul).[4] In Harrison's first game back from the suspension he had 4 points, 6 rebounds and a career high 6 blocks in just 20 minutes of play.

The Indiana Pacers chose not to re-sign Harrison after his contract expired at the end of the 2007-08 season. The Minnesota Timberwolves signed him to their practice squad for the preseason, but he was waived before the 2008-09 regular season began.

Personal life[edit]

Harrison made an appearance on MTV's The Real World: Philadelphia as he and cast member MJ Garrett were buddies from back home.

On January 11, 2008, Harrison received a five-game suspension for violating the league's anti-drug policy.[5] The Indianapolis Star reported that Harrison was sorry for the way the suspension made the team look bad.[6] "I didn't like seeing that," Harrison said. "I want to apologize to Larry (Bird), Donnie Walsh, my teammates and the fans for letting them down."[6] Harrison reportedly stated that he did not feel that the NBA should be able to look into his off-the-court behavior except in the case of performance-enhancing drugs.[7]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2004–05 Indiana 43 14 17.7 .576 .000 .571 3.1 .3 .4 1.3 6.1
2005–06 Indiana 67 17 15.4 .503 .000 .511 3.8 .2 .3 .9 5.7
2006–07 Indiana 24 2 7.9 .517 .000 .500 1.8 .3 .2 .5 3.0
2007–08 Indiana 55 0 12.8 .529 .000 .510 2.1 .3 .4 1.1 4.2
Career 189 33 14.2 .530 .000 .525 2.9 .2 .3 1.0 5.0

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005–06 Indiana 6 0 5.2 .333 .000 .583 .8 .0 .2 .2 2.2
Career 6 0 5.2 .333 .000 .583 .8 .0 .2 .2 2.2

CBA career statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 Beijing 45 N/A 42.3 .632 .000 .578 11.2 1.2 1.3 2.4 22.0
2009–10 Guangdong 41 N/A 26.3 .705 .000 .532 8.8 .7 .6 1.2 16.7
2010–11 Guangdong
Career

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