Othella Harrington

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Othella Harrington
Othella Harrington.jpg
Harrington attempting a free throw in 2006.
No. 24
Power forward / Center
Personal information
Born (1974-01-31) January 31, 1974 (age 40)
Jackson, Mississippi
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school Murrah (Jackson, Mississippi)
College Georgetown (1992–1996)
NBA draft 1996 / Round: 2 / Pick: 30th overall
Selected by the Houston Rockets
Pro playing career 1996–2010
Career history
As player:
19961999 Houston Rockets
19992001 Vancouver Grizzlies
20012004 New York Knicks
20042006 Chicago Bulls
20062008 Charlotte Bobcats
2009 Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
2009–2010 Petrochimi Bandar Imam BC (Iran)
As coach:
2011–present Georgetown (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 5,212 (7.4 ppg)
Rebounds 3,130 (4.4 rpg)
Assists 443 (0.6 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Othella Harrington (born January 31, 1974) is a retired American professional basketball player and current assistant coach for the Georgetown University men's basketball team. After he finished his high school career at Murrah High School, he played in college at Georgetown University where he teamed with NBA superstar Allen Iverson. Harrington was drafted 30th overall (1st pick of the second round) in the 1996 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. In 2011, Harrington was hired as an assistant coach at his alma mater Georgetown.[1]

High school[edit]

Playing at basketball powerhouse Murrah, Harrington was ranked number one or two (depending on the publication), along with Jason Kidd, as the best player in the nation. In his senior year, he averaged 28.9 points, 24.9 rebounds, and 5.8 blocked shots a game. After winning Mr. Basketball in the state of Mississippi for the second consecutive year and being named first team All-American by both Parade and USA Today, Harrington was selected MVP of the 1992 McDonald's All American game as he set a game record with 21 rebounds to go along with 19 points.

College[edit]

Harrington accepted a scholarship to Georgetown University following fellow "big men" Patrick Ewing, Dikembe Mutombo, and Alonzo Mourning to play for coach John Thompson. He was named Big East Freshman of the Year and was a 2nd Team All-American selection heading into his sophomore year. Harrington would leave Georgetown ranked fifth in all-time scoring, with a career Field Goal percentage of 56%, fifth in blocks, fourth in rebounding overall and finished as the school's all time leader in offensive rebounds.

NBA[edit]

After three seasons in Houston, Harrington was traded on August 27, 1999 by the Rockets along with Antoine Carr, Brent Price, Michael Dickerson and a future first-round draft choice to the Vancouver Grizzlies as part of a three-way deal in which the Rockets received the draft rights to Steve Francis, Tony Massenburg from the Grizzlies, and Don MacLean and future first-round draft choice from the Orlando Magic, and the Magic received Michael Smith, Rodrick Rhodes, Lee Mayberry and Makhtar N'Diaye from the Grizzlies. During his first year in Vancouver, Othella averaged career highs in points (13.1), rebounds (6.9), assists (1.2), blocks (.71), and minutes (32.6) per game while starting all 82 games of the 1999–2000 regular season.

He was later traded again on January 30, 2001 to the New York Knicks for Erick Strickland and two draft picks. In 2004 he was involved in a trade that sent him, Dikembe Mutombo, Frank Williams, and Cezary Trybanski to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Jamal Crawford and Jerome Williams.

Harrington signed with the Charlotte Bobcats on July 19, 2006.[2]

In March 2009, Harrington signed with the Los Angeles D-Fenders, the NBA Development League affiliate of the Los Angeles Lakers.[3]

He spent the next season in Iran.[4]

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
1996–97 Houston 57 1 15.1 .549 .000 .605 3.5 .3 .2 .4 4.8
1997–98 Houston 58 3 15.6 .485 .000 .754 3.6 .4 .2 .5 6.0
1998–99 Houston 41 10 22.0 .513 .000 .721 6.0 .4 .1 .6 9.8
1999–00 Vancouver 82 82 32.6 .506 .000 .792 6.9 1.2 .4 .7 13.1
2000–01 Vancouver 44 40 28.8 .466 .000 .779 6.6 .8 .4 .6 10.9
2000–01 New York 30 5 18.3 .554 .000 .729 3.3 .7 .5 .6 6.2
2001–02 New York 77 4 20.3 .527 .000 .709 4.5 .5 .4 .5 7.7
2002–03 New York 74 64 25.0 .508 .000 .820 6.4 .8 .2 .3 7.7
2003–04 New York 56 3 15.6 .495 .000 .744 3.2 .5 .2 .3 4.6
2004–05 Chicago 70 28 18.2 .512 .000 .718 4.2 .8 .3 .3 8.0
2005–06 Chicago 72 23 11.4 .495 .000 .626 2.1 .5 .1 .2 4.8
2006–07 Charlotte 26 0 8.5 .446 .000 .773 1.5 .2 .0 .0 2.6
2007–08 Charlotte 22 0 7.5 .429 .000 .625 1.9 .2 .1 .2 2.1
Career 709 263 19.6 .505 .000 .738 4.4 .6 .3 .4 7.4

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1996–97 Houston 7 0 2.1 .500 .000 .700 .6 .0 .0 .0 1.3
1997–98 Houston 3 0 7.7 .500 .000 .800 2.3 .0 .0 .3 5.3
1998–99 Houston 4 0 10.5 .643 .000 .667 3.5 .3 .0 .3 5.5
2000–01 New York 5 1 15.4 .500 .000 .800 3.0 .4 .8 .4 3.6
2004–05 Chicago 6 6 17.2 .500 .000 .545 2.5 .5 .2 .0 8.0
2005–06 Chicago 3 0 5.0 .000 .000 .000 .7 .0 .3 .0 .0
Career 28 7 9.8 .506 .000 .676 2.0 .2 .2 .1 4.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Othella Harrington back at Georgetown
  2. ^ http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/5799424
  3. ^ "Grizzled vet joins D-Fenders". Orange County Register. March 30, 2009. 
  4. ^ "The Knicks’ Lost Generation" by Will Leitch Jul 9, 2010 New York Magazine[1]

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