James Harvey (basketball)
|Shooting guard / Small forward|
15 February 1979 |
Perth, Western Australia
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|2004||Maccabi Rishon LeZion|
|2005–2007||West Sydney Razorbacks|
|2007–2012||Gold Coast Blaze|
|Career highlights and awards|
In 1998, Harvey signed with the Perth Wildcats for the 1998–99 season and continued playing for the Wildcats until 2004. He was part of Perth's 1999–2000 NBL championship and 2002–03 grand final appearance and won the league's most improved player award in 2001. Following the conclusion of the 2003–04 NBL season, he joined Maccabi Rishon LeZion of Israel, playing one game for them. Later that year, he re-signed with Maccabi for the 2004–05 season. In November 2004, he left Maccabi after just 5 games.
In 2005, Harvey signed with the West Sydney Razorbacks, joining Scott McGregor and Mark Watkins. In 2007, he joined the Gold Coast Blaze. In his first season with the Blaze, Harvey averaged 21.4ppg which was the 10th highest in the league, finished second in three-point percentage (45%) and led the club to the playoffs in their debut season. He was subsequently named to the All-NBL second team in 2007–08 and 2008–09.
Harvey was a regular representative of the Australian Boomers, and captained them to a historic win in the 2009 Stanković Cup, being named the MVP and in the All-Star Five.