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 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 player who currently plays for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The 6 ft 9 in forward played one season of college basketball for Tennessee before declaring for the 2011 NBA draft where he was drafted 19th overall by the Charlotte Bobcats and then traded to the Milwaukee Bucks.

High school career[edit]

Harris attended Half Hollow Hills High School West and joined the varsity basketball team as an eighth grader. He played at Half Hollow Hills West until 2008 when he transferred to Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School in Brookville, NY for his junior year. He then transferred back to Half Hollow Hills West for his senior year and was went on to earn 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 career[edit]

Harris played for the Tennessee Volunteers as a freshman in 2010–11 for coach Bruce Pearl. He played the point forward position, a mix between forward and point guard, in Pearl's offense. A USBWA Freshman All-America second-team selection and one of the nation's most consistent and versatile performers, Harris also was named second-team All-SEC by the league's head coaches and earned a spot on the SEC All-Freshman Team. He ranked fifth among all freshmen in the six major conferences with 15.3 points per game. In addition, his 7.3 rebounds per game ranked sixth among all major-conference freshmen.[1]

On May 9, 2011, Harris declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final three years of college eligibility.[2]

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 .7 .9 15.3

Professional career[edit]

Milwaukee Bucks (2011–2013)[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 his rookie scale contract with the Bucks.[3] Harris made his NBA debut on January 7, 2012 against the Los Angeles Clippers before tallying a team-high 15 points a night later against the Phoenix Suns on January 8. He appeared in 42 games during his rookie season (nine starts), averaging 5.0 points, 2.4 rebounds and 0.5 assists in 11.4 minutes per game.

On October 24, 2012, the Bucks exercised their third-year team option on Harris' rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2013–14 season.[4]

Orlando Magic (2013–present)[edit]

On February 21, 2013, Harris was traded, along with Doron Lamb and Beno Udrih, to the Orlando Magic in exchange for J. J. Redick, Gustavo Ayón and Ish Smith.[5] Harris' playing time saw a notable increase in Orlando, and his stats followed suit. Harris more than tripled his points per game average, and more than quadrupled his rebounds, assists and blocks per game.

On October 26, 2013, the Magic exercised their fourth-year team option on Harris' rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2014–15 season.[6]

On January 24, 2014, Harris scored 28 points and grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds in a 114-105 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.[7] On March 2, 2014, he scored a career-high 31 points in a 92-81 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.[8]

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
2014–15 Orlando 68 63 34.8 .466 .364 .788 6.3 1.8 1.0 .5 17.1
Career 226 142 26.5 .463 .321 .790 5.5 1.3 .7 .5 12.7

Personal[edit]

Harris' brother, Tyler, plays college basketball for Providence College.[9] Fellow NBA player and current teammate, Channing Frye, is Harris' cousin.[10]

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.[11]

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