Harris with the Magic
|No. 12 – Orlando Magic|
|Position||Small forward / Power forward|
July 15, 1992 |
Islip, New York
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||235 lb (107 kg)|
|High school||Half Hollow Hills West
(Dix Hills, New York)
Long Island Lutheran
(Brookville, New York)
|NBA draft||2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19th overall|
|Selected by the Charlotte Bobcats|
|Pro playing career||2011–present|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Tobias John Harris (born July 15, 1992) is an American professional basketball forward with the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). In May 2011, Harris declared his intention to enter the 2011 NBA Draft. The Long Island native was selected 19th by the Charlotte Bobcats but was later dealt to the Milwaukee Bucks on draft night.
High school and recruitment
Harris attended Half Hollow Hills High School West and joined the varsity basketball team as an 8th grader. He played at Half Hollow Hills High School West until transferring to Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School in Brookville, NY for his junior year. He then transferred back to Half Hollow Hills High School West in Dix Hills, NY for his senior year and was eventually named the 2010 Mr. New York Basketball. He was also named a 2010 McDonald's All-American.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||Commit date|
|Dix Hills, New York||Half Hollow Hills West HS||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)||210 lb (95 kg)|
|Scout: Rivals: 247Sports: N/A ESPN grade: 97|
|Overall Recruiting Rankings: Rivals: #7 Scout: #4 ESPN: #6|
Harris played for the Tennessee Volunteers as a freshman for coach Bruce Pearl. He played a point forward position, a mix between forward and point guard, in Pearl's unique offense. As a freshman, he averaged over 15 points per game and over 7 rebounds. In May 2011, he announced that he would enter the NBA draft, thereby forgoing his final three years of college eligibility.
Harris was selected with the 19th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Bobcats. He was later traded to the Milwaukee Bucks on draft night. On December 10, 2011, he signed a multi-year deal with the Bucks.
On October 24, 2012, the third-year option on Harris' contract was exercised by the Bucks.
On February 21, 2013, Harris was traded to the Orlando Magic along with Doron Lamb and Beno Udrih with Milwaukee receiving J. J. Redick, Gustavo Ayón and Ish Smith. Harris' playing time saw a notable increase in Orlando, and his stats followed suit. Harris more than tripled his points per game output, and more than quadrupled his rebounds, assists and blocks per game.
On January 24, 2014, Harris recorded a career high 20 rebounds in a win over the Lakers. On March 2, 2014, Harris recorded a career high 31 points in a win over the Philadelphia 76ers.
NBA career statistics
|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|
Harris wears number 12 to tribute his close friend and former teammate Morgan Childs, who died at age 17 due to leukemia. Although he was unable to wear 12 during his time with the Milwaukee Bucks, Harris switched back after he was traded to the Orlando Magic during the 2012–13 season. Harris is represented by Ryan Totka of Athlete Promotions.
- Tobias Harris Bio
- Tobias Harris Player Profile – RealGM
- "Bucks Exercise Contract Options on Harris, Sanders and Udoh". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. October 24, 2012. Retrieved March 30, 2013.
- "Magic Acquire Harris, Lamb and Udrih From Milwaukee; Warrick from Charlotte". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. February 21, 2013. Retrieved March 30, 2013.
- Tyler Harris Bio
- Harris impresses with summer play
- Tobias Harris switches to Orlando and No. 12, deceased childhood chum's number, and takes off
- Contact Tobias Harris