James Harvey (basketball)

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James Harvey
Shooting guard / Small forward
Personal information
Born (1979-02-15) 15 February 1979 (age 35)
Perth, Western Australia
Nationality Australian
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
Pro career 1998–present
Career history
1998–2004 Perth Wildcats
2004 Maccabi Rishon LeZion
2005–2007 West Sydney Razorbacks
2007–2012 Gold Coast Blaze
2012–2014 Sydney Kings
Career highlights and awards
  • NBL Champion (2000)
  • NBL Most Improved Player (2001)
  • 2x All-NBL Second Team (2008, 2009)
  • Stanković Cup MVP (2009)
  • Named in Perth Wildcats 30th Anniversary Team (2013)

James Harvey (born 15 February 1979) is an Australian professional basketball player who last played for the Sydney Kings of the NBL.


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 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 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 5th highest in the league, topped the NBL in 3pt made (at 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.

On 15 May 2012, Harvey signed a two-year deal with the Sydney Kings.[1]

On 4 February 2013, Harvey was named in the Perth Wildcats 30th Anniversary All-Star team.[2][3]

Harvey has played 350 NBL games and during that time has captained the West Sydney Razorbacks, the Gold Coast Blaze and the Sydney Kings.


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.


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