Tobias Harris

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Tobias Harris
Tobias Harris Magic.jpg
Harris with the Magic
No. 12 – Orlando Magic
Position Small forward / Power forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1992-07-15) July 15, 1992 (age 22)
Islip, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school Half Hollow Hills West
(Dix Hills, New York)
Long Island Lutheran
(Brookville, New York)
College Tennessee (2010–2011)
NBA draft 2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19th overall
Selected by the Charlotte Bobcats
Pro playing career 2011–present
Career history
20112013 Milwaukee Bucks
2013–present Orlando Magic
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[edit]

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.[1]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Tobias Harris
F
Dix Hills, New York Half Hollow Hills West HS 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg)  
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 97
Overall Recruiting Rankings: Rivals: #7 Scout: #4 ESPN: #6

College[edit]

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.[1]

College statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010–11 Tennessee Volunteers 34 33 29.2 .460 .303 .753 7.3 1.3 0.7 0.9 15.3

Professional[edit]

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.[2]

On October 24, 2012, the third-year option on Harris' contract was exercised by the Bucks.[3]

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.[4] 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[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
2011–12 Milwaukee 42 9 11.4 .467 .261 .815 2.4 .5 .3 .2 5.0
2012–13 Milwaukee 28 14 11.6 .461 .333 .885 2.0 .5 .3 .3 4.9
2012–13 Orlando 27 20 36.1 .453 .310 .721 8.5 2.1 .9 1.4 17.3
2013–14 Orlando 61 36 30.3 .464 .254 .807 7.0 1.3 .7 .4 14.6
Career 158 79 23 .461 .280 .791 5.1 1.1 .5 .5 10.8

Personal[edit]

His brother, Tyler, plays college basketball at Providence College.[5] NBA player Channing Frye is his cousin.[6]

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.[7] Harris is represented by Ryan Totka of Athlete Promotions.[8]

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