Terrel Harris

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Terrel Harris
Terrel Harris.jpg
No. 5 – Bakersfield Jam
Position Guard
League NBA D-League
Personal information
Born (1987-08-10) August 10, 1987 (age 26)
Dallas, Texas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school South Garland (Garland, Texas)
College Oklahoma State (2005–2009)
NBA draft 2009 / Undrafted
Pro playing career 2009–present
Career history
2009–2010 Strasbourg IG (France)
2010 Maine Red Claws (D-League)
2010–2011 Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)
2011 EnBW Ludwigsburg (Germany)
2011 Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)
20112013 Miami Heat
2013 Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)
2013 New Orleans Hornets
2013–2014 Texas Legends (D-League)
2014–present Bakersfield Jam (D-League)
Career highlights and awards

Terrel Andre Harris (born August 10, 1987)[1] is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA D-League.

High school and college[edit]

Harris attended South Garland High School in Garland, Texas,[2] where he was unanimously voted District 11-5A MVP and also voted 1st team All State as a senior. He played college basketball at Oklahoma State University from 2005–09 and majored in education. He appeared in 134 career games and averaged 9.8 points per game, 4.0 rebounds per game, 1.5 assists per game, and 1.3 steals per game in 26.4 minutes per game. He shot 43.9 percent from the field, 36.3 percent from three-point range and 81.5 percent from the free throw line.[2] He averaged 14 points and 5 rebounds in 32 minutes per game during his senior year while starting all 35 games.[3] He also received an All–Big 12 Honorable Mention and was named to the Big 12 All–Defensive Team.[4]

Professional[edit]

Not selected in the 2009 NBA draft, Harris began his professional career in France with Strasbourg IG, signing with the team on August 23, 2009.[5] In nine games, Harris averaged 6.8 points, 1.9 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.11 steals and made 37.5% of field goal attempts.[2] On January 7, 2010, Harris signed with the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League; the Red Claws waived Harris in March 2010. By the end of March 2010, Harris signed with the D-League team Rio Grande Valley Vipers. In September and October 2011, Harris played with EnBW Ludwigsburg of Basketball Bundesliga in Germany.[5]

After beginning the 2011–12 season with the Vipers, Harris was invited to the Miami Heat's training camp on December 12, 2011.[6] On December 24, 2011, it was officially announced that Harris had made the Heat's final roster.[7] On January 5, 2012, against the Atlanta Hawks, Harris posted a career-high 14 rebounds along with 9 points. On April 6, 2012, Harris scored a career-high 10 points against the Memphis Grizzlies. Harris won an NBA championship with the Heat on June 21, 2012.

On July 4, 2012, the Heat declined to extend a qualifying offer to Harris, making him an unrestricted free agent.[8] He was re-signed by the Heat on September 11, 2012.[9] The Heat waived him on January 5, 2013.[10] After being waived by the Heat, he was re-acquired by the Vipers.

On March 5, 2013, Harris was traded to the Erie BayHawks.[11]

On March 8, 2013, Harris signed a ten-day contract with the New Orleans Hornets.[12] He signed a second ten-day contract on March 18,[13] and signed for the remainder of the season on March 28.[14] In April 2013, the Hornets were renamed the Pelicans.

On July 10, 2013, the Pelicans sent Harris and teammate Robin Lopez to the Portland Trail Blazers as part of a three-way trade that also involved the Sacramento Kings.[15]

On August 5, 2013, it was announced that Harris would be suspended for the first 5 games of the 2013–14 season for violation of the league's drug policy.[16] Harris was waived by the Trail Blazers on September 23, 2013.[17][18]

On October 31, 2013, he was acquired by the Erie BayHawks.[19] On November 4, 2013, he was traded to the Texas Legends.[20] On February 20, 2014, he was traded to the Bakersfield Jam.[21]

Personal life[edit]

Harris has two siblings: a brother, Kendal, a top-rated point guard in the 2013 class, and a sister, Tresa. His mother is Jackie Harris. While in college at Oklahoma State, Harris majored in education. He wears size 13 sneakers.

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
Denotes seasons in which Harris won an NBA championship

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 Miami 22 1 14.5 .349 .205 .667 2.3 1.2 .4 .1 3.6
2012–13 Miami 7 0 4.1 .250 .000 .750 1.3 .3 .0 .0 1.4
2012–13 New Orleans 13 0 8.3 .105 .000 .500 1.3 .5 .2 .2 .4
Career 42 1 10.8 .300 .170 .677 1.8 .8 .3 .1 2.3

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012 Miami 4 0 2.5 .500 .000 .750 .8 .0 .0 .0 1.3
Career 4 0 2.5 .500 .000 .750 .8 .0 .0 .0 1.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Terrel Andre Harris". FIBA.com. Retrieved August 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "HEAT: HEAT Player 2011: Terrel Harris". 
  3. ^ "Terrel Harris Stats, News, Videos, Highlights, Pictures, Bio – Miami Heat – ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Men's Basketball Awards Announced – Big 12 Conference – Official Athletic Site". Big12Sports.com. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Terrel Harris biography". NBA. Retrieved May 22, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Heat sign Eddy Curry – sportsnet.ca". The Associated Press. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  7. ^ Winderman, Ira. "Miami Heat retain two rookies, trim roster to NBA limit of 15 - chicagotribune.com". South Florida Sun Sentinel. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  8. ^ Ira, Winderman. "Heat bypass qualifying offer to guard Terrel Harris in NBA free agent, Ray Allen looms - Sun Sentinel". Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  9. ^ "HEAT Sign Terrel Harris". NBA.com. 2012-09-11. Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
  10. ^ "HEAT Waive Terrel Harris". NBA.com. 2013-01-05. Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
  11. ^ BayHawks Complete Five Player Trade
  12. ^ "HORNETS SIGN HARRIS TO 10-DAY CONTRACT". NBA.com. 2013-03-08. Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
  13. ^ "HORNETS SIGN HARRIS TO SECOND 10-DAY CONTRACT". NBA.com. 2013-03-18. Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
  14. ^ "HORNETS SIGN HARRIS FOR REMAINDER OF SEASON". NBA.com. 2013-03-28. Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
  15. ^ "TRADE BLAZERS ACQUIRE ROBIN LOPEZ FROM NEW ORLEANS". NBA.com. July 10, 2013. Retrieved August 20, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Trail Blazers' Harris suspended for violating anti-drug policy". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. August 5, 2013. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  17. ^ Blazers Release G Terrel Harris
  18. ^ Portland Trail Blazers Twitter. September 23, 2013.
  19. ^ BayHawks Start Building Roster
  20. ^ Legends Complete Three Trades, Finalize Training Camp Roster
  21. ^ Five Former NBA Players Traded in Three-Team Deal

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