Maurice Harkless

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Maurice Harkless
Maurice Harkless, Washington at Orlando 085.jpg
Harkless playing for the Orlando Magic in 2012
No. 21 – Orlando Magic
Position Small forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1993-05-11) May 11, 1993 (age 21)
New York City, New York
Nationality American / Puerto Rican
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school Forest Hills
(New York City, New York)
South Kent School
(South Kent, Connecticut)
College St. John's (2011–2012)
NBA draft 2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Pro career 2012–present
Career history
2012–present Orlando Magic
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Maurice José "Moe" Harkless (born May 11, 1993) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the St. John's Red Storm. He was selected with the 15th overall pick in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft. Internationally, Harkless represents and plays for the Puerto Rican National Basetball Team.

High school[edit]

Harkless playing with the St. John's Red Storm.

In Harkless's sophomore and junior seasons at Forest Hills High School, he earned all-metro honors from both the New York Daily News and New York Post. In his junior season at Forest Hills, he was also named the New York Daily News Queens High School Player of the Year after averaging 16.5 points and 11.5 rebounds per game. Moe played at South Kent High School his senior year and averaged 27.2 points, 13.6 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game.[1]

College career[edit]

In Harkless's freshman season at St. John's, he averaged 15.5 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. He was also named the Big East Conference Men's Basketball Rookie of the Year.[2][3] Following his freshman season for the Red Storm, Harkless declared for the 2012 NBA Draft.[2]

College statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 Red Storm 32 32 36.1 .452 .215 .676 8.6 1.5 1.6 1.4 15.5

Professional career[edit]

On June 28, 2012, Harkless was selected 15th overall in the 2012 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. On August 10, 2012, Harkless was traded to the Orlando Magic in a blockbuster trade that sent Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers and brought Andrew Bynum to the 76ers.[4]

International career[edit]

On January 29, 2014, Harkless confirmed that he was joining Puerto Rico for the 2014 FIBA World Championship following a series of reunions with coach Paco Olmos.[5]

Personal life[edit]

On his father's side, Harkless has African-American heritage, while his maternal grandparents hail from Puerto Rico. Harkless is in a relationship with actress Paige Hurd, who starred on The CW comedy Everybody Hates Chris.

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
2012–13 Orlando 76 59 26.0 .461 .274 .570 4.4 0.7 1.2 0.8 8.2
2013–14 Orlando 80 41 24.4 .464 .383 .594 3.3 1.0 1.2 0.6 7.4
Career 156 100 25.2 .462 .336 .583 3.8 0.8 1.2 0.7 7.8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Moe Harkless Profile". St. John's University official athletic site. Retrieved 19 June 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Moe Harkless leaving St. John's Red Storm early for NBA Draft". espn.go.com. Retrieved 19 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Moe Harkless of St. John's Red Storm will consider entering NBA draft - ESPN New York
  4. ^ "It's official: Howard dealt to Lakers in four-team trade". NBA.com. 2012-08-10. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  5. ^ "Moe Harkless Joining the Puerto Rican National Team". Federación de Baloncesto de Puerto Rico. 2014-01-29. Retrieved 2014-01-30. 

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