Elias Harris

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Elias Harris
EuroBasket Qualifier Austria vs Germany, 13 August 2014 - 012.JPG
Harris for Germany in 2014
No. 20 – Brose Baskets Bamberg
Position Small forward / Power forward
League Bundesliga
Personal information
Born (1989-07-06) July 6, 1989 (age 25)
Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Nationality German / American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 239 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school Friedrich-Magnus-Schwerd-Gymnasium
(Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate)
College Gonzaga (2009–2013)
NBA draft 2013 / Undrafted
Pro career 2005–present
Career history
2005–2009 BIS Baskets Speyer
2013 Los Angeles Lakers
2013 Los Angeles D-Fenders
2013–present Brose Baskets
Career highlights and awards
  • Bundesliga champion (2015)
  • 3x First-team All-WCC (2010, 2012, 2013)
  • All-WCC Honorable Mention (2011)
  • WCC Newcomer of the Year (2010)
  • WCC All-Freshman Team (2010)

Elias Harris (born July 6, 1989) is a German-American professional basketball player who currently plays for Brose Baskets of the Basketball Bundesliga. He played college basketball at Gonzaga University and plays for the German national basketball team.

Junior career[edit]

Harris was one of the top junior players in Germany when he graduated from Friedrich-Magnus-Schwerd-Gymnasium in Speyer, Germany. As a German junior, he spent four years playing for BIS Speyer in the German Pro B third division for four years, averaging 20.9 ppg and 9.2 rpg in 2008–09.[1] He also competed with the German national junior basketball team at the 2005 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship; 2006 and 2007 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship; and 2008 and 2009 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship.

College career[edit]

Harris playing for Gonzaga

Harris committed to NCAA Division I squad Gonzaga University prior to the 2009–10 season.[2] He immediately saw action with the Bulldogs despite being a freshman; in his second game of the season, against powerhouse #2-ranked Michigan State University, he scored a team-high 17 points and grabbed a team-high 9 rebounds in a narrow 75–71 loss.[3]

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2013 NBA draft, Harris joined the Los Angeles Lakers for the 2013 NBA Summer League. He finished the summer league with averages of 10.2ppg and 5.6rpg.[4] On August 14, 2013, he signed a multi-year deal with the Lakers.[5] During his rookie season, he had multiple assignments with the Los Angeles D-Fenders.[6] On November 29, 2013, he was waived by the Lakers.[7]

On December 13, 2013, he signed a two-year deal with Brose Baskets of Germany.[8]

In July 2014, Harris joined the Phoenix Suns for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[9]

International career[edit]

Harris made his debut with the senior German national team at the FIBA EuroBasket 2009. Although he was the second youngest player on the team, he averaged 12 minutes per game while seeing action in all six games for the German squad.[10]


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