Harris with the Orlando Magic
|No. 34 – Detroit Pistons|
|Position||Small forward / Power forward|
July 15, 1992 |
Islip, New York
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||235 lb (107 kg)|
|High school||Half Hollow Hills West
(Dix Hills, New York)
Long Island Lutheran
(Brookville, New York)
|NBA draft||2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19th overall|
|Selected by the Charlotte Bobcats|
|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 for the Detroit Pistons 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
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, New York for his junior year. He then transferred back to Half Hollow Hills West for his senior year and went on to earn the 2010 Mr. New York Basketball. He was also named a 2010 McDonald's All-American.
|Name||Home town||High school / college||Height||Weight||Commit date|
|Dix Hills, New York||Half Hollow Hills West HS||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)||210 lb (95 kg)|
|Scout: Rivals: 247Sports: N/A ESPN grade: 97|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Rivals: No. 7, Scout: No. 4, ESPN: No. 6|
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.
Milwaukee Bucks (2011–2013)
On June 23, 2011, 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. 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.
Orlando Magic (2013–2016)
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. 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.
On January 24, 2014, Harris recorded 28 points and a career-high 20 rebounds in a 114–105 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. On March 2, 2014, he scored a career-high 31 points in a 92–81 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.
Detroit Pistons (2016–present)
On February 16, 2016, Harris was traded to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Ersan İlyasova and Brandon Jennings. He made his debut for the Pistons three days later, scoring 21 points off the bench in a 98–86 loss to the Washington Wizards. The Pistons finished the regular season as the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference with a 44–38 record, earning a playoff berth for the first time since 2009. However, in their first-round series against the first-seeded Cleveland Cavaliers, the Pistons were swept 4–0.
NBA career statistics
|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|
Harris wears number 12 as a tribute to 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.
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- "Magic Acquire Harris, Lamb and Udrih From Milwaukee; Warrick from Charlotte". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. February 21, 2013. Retrieved March 30, 2013.
- "Magic Exercise Contract Options on Harkless, Harris, Nicholson and Vucevic". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. October 26, 2013. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
- Scanlon, Dick (January 24, 2014). "Notebook: Magic 114, Lakers 105". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved January 24, 2014.
- Scanlon, Dick (March 2, 2014). "Notebook: Magic 92, 76ers 81". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved March 2, 2014.
- Denton, John (July 14, 2015). "Harris Thrilled to Be Back With Magic". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
- Broussard, Chris (July 3, 2015). "Tobias Harris agrees to four-year, $64 million deal with Magic". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
- "Detroit Pistons Acquire Forward Tobias Harris". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. February 16, 2016. Retrieved February 16, 2016.
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- Sinor, Wesley (May 15, 2015). "Auburn basketball lands Big East transfer Tyler Harris". AL.com. Retrieved May 15, 2015.
- Zagoria, Adam (July 16, 2009). "Harris impresses with summer play". SNY.tv. Archived from the original on June 26, 2015. Retrieved July 16, 2009.
- Baker, Barbara (March 16, 2013). "Tobias Harris switches to Orlando and No. 12, deceased childhood chum's number, and takes off". Newsday.com. Retrieved March 16, 2013.