Joseph Malcolm Harris was born in 1991 in Chelan, Washington. He is the son of Alice and Joe Harris. Joseph "Joe" Harris Sr. coached high school boys' basketball in Washington for 31 years and was inducted into the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2011. Joe Sr. was Joe's coach at Chelan High. After the younger Joe's senior year with the Chelan Mountain Goats in 2010, he was named Washington Mr. Basketball and Gatorade Washington Player of the Year. As a pro, the sharpshooting guard now hosts the Joe Harris Basketball Camp in Chelan every June. Harris can play the tuba and enjoys vacationing in Italy. Fans can follow Harris on Twitter @joeharrisbball. Joe Harris played four seasons of college basketball at the University of Virginia. The Cavaliers do not like to play fast, so being a double-digit scorer for the squad is a major achievement. Harris achieved the feat in all four seasons for coach Tony Bennett. He made the most of his three-point shot and made 40.0 percent or better of his long-range shots in three of his four seasons and hit 40.7 percent of his treys over his career. During Harris' freshman season (2010-11), he started in 25 of 31 games and averaged 10.4 points per game. Sophomore year, Harris improved to 11.3 points per game, started in 31 of 32 contests and led the Cavaliers to their first NCAA Tournament since 2007. Harris' numbers took a leap during his junior season (2012-13). The guard started all 35 games for UVA and delivered per game averages of 16.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 0.9 blocks per game. On Feb. 28, Harris exploded for season-high 36 points, to go with seven boards and two blocks, in a win over Duke. Harris was named to the First-Team All-ACC as a junior, but the Cavs did not qualify for the tourney. Harris rectified that situation in his senior season. Led by Harris, Virginia won the ACC tournament and Harris was the tournament's MVP. The Cavaliers then advanced to the Sweet 16. Harris scored 14.7 points in the postseason tournament run and led the team with 17 points in the third round loss to Michigan State.