Mike Harris (basketball)

Michael Harris (born June 15, 1983) is an American professional basketball player.

Mike Harris
Free agent
PositionSmall forward
Personal information
Born (1983-06-15) June 15, 1983
Hillsboro, Texas
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High schoolHillsboro (Hillsboro, Texas)
CollegeRice (2001–2005)
NBA draft2005 / Undrafted
Playing career2005–present
Career history
2005–2006BC Kyiv
2006–2007Colorado 14ers
2007–2008Dongguan Leopards
2008Houston Rockets
2008–2009Dongguan Leopards
2009Al Qadsia
2009Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2009–2010Houston Rockets
2010Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2010Washington Wizards
2010Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2010Houston Rockets
2010Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2010–2011Shanghai Sharks
2011Houston Rockets
2011Atléticos de San Germán
2011–2012Shanghai Sharks
2012Atléticos de San Germán
2012–2013Jiangsu Dragons
2013Leones de Ponce
2013Utah Jazz
2014Zhejiang Golden Bulls
2014Leones de Ponce
2014–2015Qingdao Eagles
2015Leones de Ponce
2015–2017Sichuan Blue Whales
2017Leones de Ponce
2017Fujian Sturgeons
2018Al Riyadi Beirut
2018Alaska Aces
2019Changwon LG Sakers
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com

College career

Harris played college basketball for Rice University and finished his career as Rice's all-time leading scorer (2,014 points) and rebounder (1,111 boards).

Pro career

Harris played professionally for BC Kyiv of the Ukrainian Super League during the 2005-06 season. In the 2006-07 NBA preseason, Harris was signed by the Milwaukee Bucks,[1] with whom he averaged 6.0 points per game and 2.4 rebounds per game in five preseason games[2] before being cut from the team before the regular season started. Harris then spent the 2006-07 season with the Colorado 14ers of the NBA D-League.[3] He averaged 11.8 points per game, 6.8 rebounds per game and 1.54 blocks per game in 48 games with the 14ers during the 2006-07 season.[2]

Harris then signed a non-guaranteed deal with the Houston Rockets on July 13, 2008,[4] and after averaging 5.0 points per game and 6.0 rebounds per game in Houston's first two preseason games, he was by waived the club before the season started on October 22.[2]

In the 2007-08 season, Harris played for the Dongguan Leopards of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), averaging 28 minutes played per game, with 24.3 points per game and 11.6 rebounds per game in 25 games played.[2] Following the end of the CBA season, Harris signed a 10-day NBA contract with the Houston Rockets on March 9, 2008, and after that he earned a contract from the club for the remainder of the season, with a team option for the next season. During the 2008-09 NBA preseason, Harris was released once again by the Rockets.

In the 2009-2010 season, Harris was signed by the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League. After averaging 25.3 points with the Vipers, he was signed by the Houston Rockets.[5] On January 6, 2010, Harris was waived by Houston. Later that season, Harris briefly played for the Washington Wizards, before rejoining the Vipers.[6] On March 24, 2010, he signed with the Houston Rockets for another stint.[7] He was reassigned to the Vipers on April 13, 2010. Harris was also named the 09-10 NBA D-League MVP.[8]

In the summer of 2012, Harris signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves.[9] However, he was waived before the start of the 2012-13 season.[10] Later that fall, he signed with the Jiangsu Dragons in China.[11] At the end of the Chinese season, he joined the Leones de Ponce in Puerto Rico.[12] During that season, Harris was chosen the Most Valuable Player of the league, averaging 20.4 ppg and 10.2 rpg.

On September 26, 2013, he signed with the Utah Jazz.[13] On January 7, 2014, he was waived by the Jazz after 20 games, averaging 4.2 points per game.[14] On January 22, 2014, he signed with the Zhejiang Golden Bulls in China for the rest of the 2013–14 CBA season.[15] At the end of the Chinese season, he re-signed with the Leones de Ponce of Puerto Rico.[16] Harris led the Leones de Ponce to the championship that season, and carried off the Finals MVP award.

In September 2014, he returned to China and signed with the Qingdao Eagles for the 2014–15 CBA season.[17] On April 10, 2015, he re-signed with Leones de Ponce.[18]

In October 2015, he signed with Sichuan Blue Whales for the 2015–16 CBA season.[19] Harris helped lead Sichuan to their first-ever CBA title the following March, and re-signed with the Blue Whales for the 2016-17 CBA season, but missed much of the campaign with an injury.

Harris returned to Puerto Rico for another stint with the Leones de Ponce in the summer of 2017. He then signed with the Fujian Sturgeons in China for the 2017-18 CBA season.

NBA career statistics

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

2007–08 Houston 1709.4.500.000.6153.
2009–10 Houston 8010.3.370.000.5562.
2009–10 Washington 502.8.333.0001.
2010–11 Houston 404.0.500.000.5001.
2013–14 Utah 20011.3.475.000.9631.
Career 5409.2.464.000.7822.


2008 Houston 303.0.500.000.500.
Career 303.0.500.000.500.

See also


  • Career statistics and player information from NBA.com
  • Profile at Eurobasket.com
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