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Prospect Profile

Tobias Harris

  • Full Name: Tobias Harris
  • Position: Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-8 / 225
  • Birthdate: July 15, 1992
  • College: Tennessee
Charlotte Bobcats Round 1: Pick 19

** Traded to Milwaukee on Draft night

Dortch: Tireless work ethic helping Harris climb Draft charts

Strengths:

   * Versatility
   * Good handle
   * Good passer
   * Crafty scorer around the basket
   * Strong work ethic

Weaknesses:

   * Defensive lapses
   * Three-point shot is inconsistent
 

NBA projection:
Harris hasn't hired an agent and says there's a possibility he may return to school to play for new Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin, whom he has publicly praised. But if he chooses to remain in the draft, Harris is a first-round pick based on his age, his potential and his work ethic. He already prepares like a professional.

2010-11 Season:
Harris was voted to the All-SEC second team and the All-SEC Freshman team while finished second on his team in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots.

Key statistics:
15.3 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.8 tpg, 0.8 bpg, 29.2 mpg, .460 FG, .303 3PT, .753 FT

Cool statistic: Only three freshmen ranked in the top five in scoring and rebounding among all freshmen in the power conferences: Ohio State's Jared Sullinger, Kentucky's Terrence Jones and Tobias Harris.

Reminds me of:
Clark Kellogg

What Insiders Say:
Former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl
"He's got the work ethic of a pro. He's in gym every morning at 7 and he's the last player to leave the gym every night."

What Outsiders Say:
Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun

"[Tobias Harris is] probably one of the best 25 players in the country. He's got an all-around game, and as he matures he's going to be a special guy."

Chris Dortch is the editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook.

 

Tennessee
Season G MPG FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT RPG APG SPG BPG PTS AVG
2010-11 34 29.2 185 402 .460 128 170 .753 7.3 1.3 0.7 0.9 521 15.3
Three-point field goals: 23-for-76 (.303).

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