James Harvey (basketball)
15 February 1979 |
Perth, Western Australia
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|1998–1999||Perry Lakes Hawks|
|2004||Maccabi Rishon LeZion|
|2005–2007||West Sydney Razorbacks|
|2007–2012||Gold Coast Blaze|
|Career highlights and awards|
Born and raised in Perth, Harvey began playing for the Cockburn Cougars of the State Basketball League (SBL) in 1996 and won the league's Rookie of the Year award the following year. After another successful year in the SBL with the Perry Lakes Hawks in 1998, Harvey signed with the Perth Wildcats for the 1998–99 NBL season and continued playing for the Wildcats until 2004. He was part of Perth's 1999–2000 NBL championship and 2002–03 grand final appearance, and won the league's Most Improved Player award in 2001. Harvey also continued to play in the SBL with Perry Lakes in 1999, and with the Willetton Tigers in 2000, leading the league in scoring that year with 518 total points. In 97 games over five SBL seasons, Harvey averaged 22.8 points per game.
Following the conclusion of the 2003–04 NBL season, Harvey ventured to Israel where he played one game for Maccabi Rishon LeZion. He later re-signed with Maccabi for the 2004–05 season but managed just five games for the club before departing Israel in November 2004.
In 2005, after a short stint with the Perth Redbacks, Harvey signed with the West Sydney Razorbacks, where he spent two seasons playing alongside Scott McGregor for head coach Mark Watkins. In 2007, he joined the Gold Coast Blaze. In his first season with the Blaze, Harvey averaged 21.4 points per game which was the 10th highest in the league, finished second in three-point percentage (45%) and led the club to the playoffs in their debut season. He was subsequently named to the All-NBL second team in 2007–08 and 2008–09.
- COUGAR ARCHIVES - STATE BASKETBALL LEAGUE
- 1998 State League Mens Results
- SKYWEST BASKETBALL LEAGUE: MEN – 2000 PLAYER AGGREGATES
- SKYWEST BASKETBALL LEAGUE: MEN – All time Players
- SBL Complete Stats @ Week Eleven, 13 June 2005
- Kings add two former Blaze players
- 30th Anniversary All-Star Team
- Americans dominate Wildcats All-Star team
- BOOMERS TOPPLE TURKEY TO WIN STANKOVIC CUP GOLD