HEAT Bio: Josh Harrellson

HEAT Waive Josh Harrellson

Photo Credit: Gary Dineen
The Miami HEAT announced today that they have waived center Josh Harrellson. Harrellson appeared in five games with the HEAT this season, averaging 2.0 points and 1.4 rebounds in 5.6 minutes per game. Press Release

HEAT Sign Josh Harrellson

Rocky Widner

The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed center Josh Harrellson. Harrellson appeared in 37 games (four starts) for the New York Knicks last season averaging 4.4 points and 3.9 rebounds in 14.6 minutes of action while shooting 42.3 percent from the field, including 33.9 percent from three-point range. Read the Release

Position: Center
Height: 6'10"
Weight: 275
Years Pro: 2
Birthdate: 2/12/1989
College: Kentucky

CAREER  TRANSACTIONS:
Drafted by the New Orleans Hornets in the second round (45th overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft…draft rights were traded to the New York Knicks in exchange for cash considerations on June 23, 2011…traded by the Knicks along with Toney Douglas, Jerome Jordan and two future second-round draft picks to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Marcus Camby on July 11, 2012…waived by Houston on Aug. 15, 2012…signed by the HEAT as a free agent on Sept. 17, 2012.

2011-12 SEASON:
Appeared in 37 games (four starts) for the Knicks and averaged 4.4 points (.423 FG%, .615 FT%), 3.9 rebounds and 14.6 minutes…missed 19 games (Jan. 24-Feb. 23) due to a fractured right wrist which he suffered vs. Denver on Jan. 21…underwent surgery on Jan. 24…was a DNP-CD on 10 occasions…ranked among the NBA rookie leaders in blocks (9th) and rebounding (15th)…led the Knicks in rebounds twice…scored in double figures five times and grabbed double-figure rebounds once…posted one double-double…averaged 10.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 30.8 minutes in his four starts…made his first NBA start on Dec. 31 at Sacramento and recorded his lone double-double of the season with 14 points and a season-high 12 rebounds in a season-high 38:19 minutes…started the season finale at Charlotte on Apr. 26 and had a season-high 18 points…made his NBA debut on Dec. 25 vs. Boston…Season Highs: 18 points (at Charlotte, Apr. 26), 12 rebounds (at Sacramento, Dec. 31), three steals (at Oklahoma City, Jan. 14), two assists (twice), two blocks (at Charlotte, Apr. 26) and 38:19 minutes (at Sacramento, Dec. 31).

NBA PLAYOFFS:
2012: Appeared in four games (no starts) for the Knicks and averaged 2.5 points (.444 FG%, 1.000 FT%), 2.0 rebounds and 6.3 minutes in the Opening Round vs. Miami…was a DNP-CD once…made his NBA postseason debut in Game 1 at Miami on Apr. 28.

COLLEGE:
Played three seasons at the University of Kentucky after beginning his collegiate career at Southwestern Illinois College…appeared in 94 games (40 starts) at UK and averaged 4.7 points (.551 FG%, .649 FT%), 4.7 rebounds and 15.8 minutes…appeared in 38 games (all starts) as a senior and averaged career highs in points (7.6 ppg), rebounds (8.7 rpg), blocks (1.50 bpg) and minutes (28.5 mpg)…earned NCAA East Regional All-Tournament and SEC All-Tournament honors…led the SEC in field goal percentage (.611) and ranked second in rebounding…played a total of 88 minutes in 22 games as a junior and averaged 1.3 points and 1.2 rebounds…appeared in 34 games as a sophomore and averaged 3.6 points, 2.5 rebounds and 9.3 minutes…in his lone season at the JUCO level he averaged 14.8 points and 7.7 rebounds in 36 games at Southwestern Illinois College.

PERSONAL:  
Full name is Joshua Douglas Harrellson…nickname is “Jorts” which is short for jean shorts…son of Doug and Karen Harrellson…has one brother (Matthew Harrellson) and one sister (Ashley Harrellson)…his cousin, Dennis Tankersley, pitched for the San Diego Padres…graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in corporate communications…wants to hunt and fish professionally when his playing career is over and raise a family…credits his late grandfather as a person that made a difference in his life and kept him on the right track…his most prized possession is the net from beating North Carolina and earning a trip to the Final Four…wears size 16 sneakers.

REGULAR SEASON CAREER HIGHS:
MINS:                                    38:19, at Sacramento (12-31-11)
FGM:                                     8, at Charlotte (4-26-12)
FGA:                                       12, at Charlotte (4-26-12)
3-PT FGM:                           4, at Sacramento (12-31-11)
3-PT FGA:                             8, at Sacramento (12-31-11)
FTM:                                       6, vs. Cleveland (3-31-12)
FTA:                                      8, vs. Cleveland (3-31-12)
OR:                                        5, two times (last: at San Antonio, 3-7-12)
DR:                                        18, at Philadelphia (3-25
TOT:                                      12, at Sacramento (12-31-11)
AST:                                       2, two times (last: vs. Washington, 4-13-12)
STL:                                        3, at Oklahoma City (1-14-12)
TO:                                        3, vs. Detroit (3-24-12)
BLK:                                       2, at Charlotte (4-26-12)
PTS:                                       18, at Charlotte (4-26-12)

POSTSEASON CAREER HIGHS:
MINS:                                    9:37, vs. Miami (5-6-12)
FGM:                                     2, at Miami (4-28-12)
FGA:                                      4, at Miami (4-28-12)
3-PT FGM:                           0
3-PT FGA:                            1, at Miami (4-28-12)
FTM:                                     2, vs. Miami (5-6-12)
FTA:                                      2, vs. Miami (5-6-12)
OR:                                       2, vs. Miami (5-3-12)
DR:                                       2, two times (last: vs. Miami, 5-6-12)
TOT:                                     3, vs. Miami (5-3-12)
AST:                                      0
STL:                                       0
TO:                                       1, two times (last: vs. Miami, 5-6-12)
BLK:                                      0
PTS:                                      4, two times (last: vs. Miami, 5-6-12)