Wizards Sign Forward Mike Harris
Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced today that the team has signed forward Mike Harris to a ten-day contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not announced.
Harris (6-6, 235 lbs.) averaged 26.3 points and 9.8 rebounds per game in 28 games (25 starts) for the NBA D-League's Rio Grande Valley Vipers prior to becoming the 15th GATORADE call-up this season. This is Harris' second call-up of 2009-10, as he previously averaged 2.5 points and 1.5 rebounds in two games played with the Houston Rockets. Harris has averaged 3.5 points and 3.0 rebounds per game in 19 career NBA games (all with Houston).
After leaving Rice University as the school's all-time leading scorer (2,014 points) and rebounder (1,111 rebounds), Harris has also played professionally for BC Kyiv of the Ukrainian Super League (2005-06), the Colorado 14ers of the NBA D-League (2006-07), and the Dongguan New Century Leopards of the Chinese Basketball Association (2007-08).