Justin Harper (basketball)
|No. 23 – Los Angeles D-Fenders|
|League||NBA Development League|
August 30, 1989 |
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||225 lb (102 kg)|
|High school||Meadowbrook (Richmond, Virginia)|
|NBA draft||2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 32nd overall|
|Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers|
|2011||SIG Strasbourg (France)|
|2012–2013||Idaho Stampede (D-League)|
|2013–2014||Hapoel Tel Aviv (Israel)|
|2014–2015||Sidigas Avellino (Italy)|
|2015–present||Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Justin Harper (born August 30, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League. He played college basketball for the University of Richmond.
As a senior with Richmond, Harper averaged 17.9 points and 6.9 rebounds while shooting 53 percent from the field, and he was named to the first-team All-Atlantic 10, along with teammate Kevin Anderson. Harper was recognized as an All-Fourth District first-team selection by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
Harper was selected with the 32nd overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers, who subsequently traded his draft rights to the Orlando Magic for two future second-round picks. During the 2011 NBA lockout, Harper signed with SIG Strasbourg in France's Ligue Nationale de Basketball. On October 27, 2012, Harper was waived by the Orlando Magic. On November 2, he was drafted by the Idaho Stampede of the NBA Development League. After playing a season with the Stampede, Harper signed with Hapoel Tel Aviv in Israel for the 2013–14 season. In September 2014, he signed with Sidigas Avellino of Italy for the 2014–15 season.
On September 18, 2015, Harper signed with the Brooklyn Nets. However, he was later waived by the Nets on October 26 after appearing in six preseason games. On November 16, he was acquired by the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the D-League. The following day, he made his debut for the D-Fenders in a 114–105 win over the Bakersfield Jam, recording seven points and one rebound in 13 minutes. On January 29, 2016, he was named in the West All-Star team for the 2016 NBA D-League All-Star Game.
NBA career statistics
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|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|
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- "BROOKLYN NETS WAIVE HARPER AND JONES". NBA.com. October 26, 2015. Retrieved October 26, 2015.
- "D-Fenders Acquire Justin Harper". OurSportsCentral.com. November 16, 2015. Retrieved November 16, 2015.
- "D-Fenders Pull Away From Jam, 114-105". NBA.com. November 17, 2015. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
- "Sixteen NBA Veterans Headline Rosters for NBA Development League All-Star Game Presented By Kumho Tire". NBA.com. January 29, 2016. Retrieved January 29, 2016.