David Harrison (basketball)
August 15, 1982 |
|Listed height||7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)|
|Listed weight||250 lb (113 kg)|
|High school||Brentwood Academy
|NBA draft||2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 29th overall|
|Selected by the Indiana Pacers|
|Pro playing career||2004–present|
|2009–2011||Guangdong Southern Tigers|
|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 and played with the Guangdong Southern Tigers for the next two years. He is now a member of Tianjin Ronggang. 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.
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.
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). 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.
On January 11, 2008, Harrison received a five-game suspension for violating the league's anti-drug policy. The Indianapolis Star reported that Harrison was sorry for the way the suspension made the team look bad. "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." 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.
NBA career statistics
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|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
CBA career statistics
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- The Morning Journal - Pacers' Harrison suspended for today
- Wells, Mike (2008-01-11). "Pacers' Harrison suspended 5 games". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved 2008-01-11.[dead link]
- Wells, Mike (2008-01-14.). "Harrison's suspension takes team by surprise". Indianapolis Star. Archived from the original on 2008-01-17. Retrieved 2008-01-26.
- Blog discussing Harrison's radio appearance in which he discusses marijuana and the tobacco industry. Accessed January 26, 2008.