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Orlando Magic | #14 | Guard

Gary

Harris

PPG

10.7

RPG

2.3

APG

1.3

PIE

7.2

HEIGHT

6'4" (1.93m)

WEIGHT

210lb (95kg)

COUNTRY

USA

LAST ATTENDED

Michigan State

AGE

28 years

BIRTHDATE

September 14, 1994

DRAFT

2014 R1 Pick 19

EXPERIENCE

8 Years

6'4" | 210lb | 28 years

DRAFT

2014 R1 Pick 19

BIRTHDATE

September 14, 1994

COUNTRY

USA

LAST ATTENDED

Michigan State

EXPERIENCE

8 Years

Player Bio

In 1994, Harris was born in Fishers, Indiana. He is the son of Gary and Joy Harris. His mother was a star at Purdue before playing in the WNBA for the Detroit Shock and two ABL teams. Harris attended Hamilton Southeastern High School in Fishers. He starred for both the basketball and football teams. For football, he played wide receiver. In the fall of 2019, Harris hosted the Strikes for Kids bowling event in Denver, recognizing local youth with free bicycles for academic and athletic achievements. Follow Harris on Twitter and Instagram (@thats_g_). The Spartans spent a few years looking for a top shooting guard after Kalin Lucas left the program in 2010. Harris seemed like the perfect fit for Michigan State: a tough-defending guard who could hit plenty of three-pointers. He started all but one game as a freshman and converted 41.1 percent of his long-range shots. The 6-foot-4 guard scored 20 points or more four times, including a season-high 23 points in the win over Memphis in the NCAA Tournament. He was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year and averaged 12.9 points and 1.3 steals. As a sophomore, Harris took a larger role in the offense, leading the team with 16.7 points while converting 35.2 percent of his three-point attempts. He opened the season with back-to-back 20-point games and had his lone double-double in the opener against McNeese State. Harris put up a season-high 27 points in a loss to Michigan, but he gained some measure of revenge by helping the Spartans beat the Wolverines for the Big Ten Tournament championship with 15 points. Michigan State advanced to the Elite Eight and Harris averaged 14.0 points in the Big Dance. After his sophomore season, Harris announced that he would head to the NBA. Harris was selected with the 19th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. He was later traded to the Denver Nuggets on draft night.