Justin Harper (basketball)

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Justin Harper
No. 23 – Los Angeles D-Fenders
Position Power forward
League NBA Development League
Personal information
Born (1989-08-30) August 30, 1989 (age 26)
Richmond, Virginia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school Meadowbrook (Richmond, Virginia)
College Richmond (2007–2011)
NBA draft 2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 32nd overall
Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers
Playing career 2011–present
Career history
2011 SIG Strasbourg (France)
2011–2012 Orlando Magic
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)
2016 Detroit Pistons
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.

College career[edit]

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.[1] Harper was recognized as an All-Fourth District first-team selection by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.[2]

Professional career[edit]

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.[3] During the 2011 NBA lockout, Harper played in France for SIG Strasbourg of the Ligue Nationale de Basketball.[4] On December 9, 2011, he signed with the Magic.[5] On October 27, 2012, he was waived by the Magic.[6]

On November 2, 2012, Harper was selected by the Idaho Stampede with the third overall pick in the 2012 NBA Development League Draft.[7] He played in 48 games for Idaho in 2012–13, averaging 11.7 points and 6.5 rebounds per game.

On October 5, 2013, Harper signed with Hapoel Tel Aviv of Israel for the 2013–14 season.[8] On September 10, 2014, he signed with Sidigas Avellino of Italy for the 2014–15 season.[9]

On September 18, 2015, Harper signed with the Brooklyn Nets.[10] However, he was later waived by the Nets on October 26 after appearing in six preseason games.[11] On November 16, he was acquired by the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the D-League.[12] 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.[13] On January 29, 2016, he was named in the West All-Star team for the 2016 NBA D-League All-Star Game.[14]

On February 24, 2016, Harper signed a 10-day contract with the Detroit Pistons.[15] That night, he made his debut for the Pistons in a 111–91 win over the Philadelphia 76ers, recording one point and one steal in five minutes off the bench.[16] On March 5, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Pistons.[17] On March 15, the Pistons decided not to sign him for the remainder of the season.[18] That day, he was reacquired by the D-Fenders.[19] Two days later, he played in a 110–101 loss to the Idaho Stampede, recording 14 points, two rebounds and two steals in 35 minutes.[20]

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 Orlando 14 0 6.0 .290 .154 .000 .9 .1 .1 .2 1.4
Career 14 0 6.0 .290 .154 .000 .9 .1 .1 .2 1.4

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012 Orlando 1 0 5.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
Career 1 0 5.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010-11 Atlantic 10 Conference Men’s Basketball All-Conference Teams" (PDF). Atlantic 10 Conference. Retrieved March 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ "National Association of Basketball Coaches Announces 2011 Division I All-District Teams" (PDF). National Association of Basketball Coaches. March 9, 2011. Retrieved March 23, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Magic make a trade, selection on draft night". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. June 24, 2011. Retrieved June 24, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Magic Rookie Justin Harper to Play for France’s SIG Strasbourg". SlamOnline.com. August 16, 2011. Retrieved February 25, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Magic Sign Rookies Harper and Liggins". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. December 9, 2011. Retrieved February 25, 2016. 
  6. ^ Robbins, Josh (October 27, 2012). "Magic waive Quentin Richardson, Justin Harper and Chris Johnson". OrlandoSentinel.com. Retrieved February 25, 2016. 
  7. ^ "2012 NBA D-League Draft". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. November 2, 2012. Retrieved September 18, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Hapoel Tel Aviv announced Justin Harper". Sportando.com. October 5, 2013. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Scandone Avellino announces Justin Harper". Sportando.com. September 10, 2014. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  10. ^ "BROOKLYN NETS SIGN JUSTIN HARPER". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. September 18, 2015. Retrieved September 18, 2015. 
  11. ^ "BROOKLYN NETS WAIVE HARPER AND JONES". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. October 26, 2015. Retrieved October 26, 2015. 
  12. ^ "D-Fenders Acquire Justin Harper". OurSportsCentral.com. November 16, 2015. Retrieved November 16, 2015. 
  13. ^ "D-Fenders Pull Away From Jam, 114-105". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. November 17, 2015. Retrieved November 17, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Sixteen NBA Veterans Headline Rosters for NBA Development League All-Star Game Presented By Kumho Tire". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. January 29, 2016. Retrieved January 29, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Detroit Pistons Sign Forward Justin Harper to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. February 24, 2016. Retrieved February 24, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Harris leads balanced offense as Pistons rout 76ers". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. February 24, 2016. Retrieved February 28, 2016. 
  17. ^ "Pistons sign Justin Harper to second 10-day contract". DetroitNews.com. March 5, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2016. 
  18. ^ Brudenell, Mike (March 15, 2016). "Detroit Pistons' Stan Van Gundy still furious the day after loss". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved March 15, 2016. 
  19. ^ "NBA D-League Transactions". NBA.com. Archived from the original on March 21, 2016. Retrieved March 21, 2016. 
  20. ^ "Stampede Move Past D-Fenders". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. March 17, 2016. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 

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