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Devin Harris biography

Date of birth : 1983-02-27
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-12
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, guard for the Utah Jazz, NBA Draft

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Devin Harris is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Harris attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Harris was selected with the fifth pick in the 2004 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards.

Career history:

Dallas Mavericks (2004–2008)
New Jersey Nets (2008–2011)
Utah Jazz (2011–present)

Selected by Washington in the first round (5th overall) of the 2004 NBA Draft… Draft rights were traded by Washington along with Christian Laettner and Jerry Stackhouse to Dallas in exchange for Antawn Jamison and cash considerations… Acquired by the Nets along with Trenton Hassell, Maurice Ager, DeSagana Diop and Keith Van Horn along with Dallas' first round draft picks in 2008 and 2010 and cash considerations from the Mavericks in exchange for Jason Kidd, Antoine Wright and Malik Allen on 2/19/08.

Appeared in 64 games, earning 61 starts… Averaged 16.9 points, 3.2 rebounds, 6.6 assists and 1.23 steals in 34.7 minutes per contest… Shot .403 (356-884) from the field and .798 (308-386) from the line… In 61 starts, averaged 17.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and 6.7 assists in 35.0 minutes while shooting .404 (344-851) from the field and .802 (295-368) from the line… Recorded 55 games scoring in double figures, 20 games scoring 20+ points, one 30+ point performance, seven games with 10+ assists, three games with four or more steals and six double-doubles… Led or tied the Nets in scoring 19 times, in assists 48 times, in steals 21 times and in blocks five times… Missed a total of 18 games due to injury; 10 games (10/31-11/18) with a strained right groin, five games (1/10, 1/23-1/31) with a sore right wrist, one game (2/9) with a sprained left shoulder and two games (3/16-3/17) with a upper respiratory infection… Tallied 28 points, 9-18 FG's, at Memphis on 3/8… Scored a season-high 31 points, 13-21 FG's, 4-7 from downtown in 32 minutes at New York on 3/6… Tallied fifth double-double, 18 points and season-high tying 14 dimes vs. Washington on 2/28… Recorded 28 points, 10-11 FT's, vs. Portland on 2/23… Recorded 27 points and nine assists vs. Milwaukee on 2/10… Recorded second double-double with 24 points on 7-14 FG's and a season-high tying 14 assists vs. Detroit on 2/2… Recorded 15 points, eight assists and a season-high tying four steals at Atlanta on 1/6… Season-high tying four steals at Chicago on 12/8.

Started in 69 games, missing 13 due to injury… Averaged career-highs of 21.3 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 6.9 apg and 1.65 spg in a career-high 36.1 minutes… Shot .438 (455-1,039) from the field and .820 (496-605) from the line… Recorded 65 games scoring in double figures, 36 games scoring 20+ points, 12 games scoring 30+ points, three games scoring 40+ points, 16 games with 10+ assists and 16 double-doubles… Led the Nets in scoring 31 times, in rebounds four times, in assists 50 times, in steals 31 times and in blocks once… Was a first time NBA All Star, the league's third highest scoring point guard and one of only five players to average at least 21 points and 6.9 assists per contest… He had the third highest scoring increase in the NBA (+6.5) from 2007-08 through 2008-09 and was tied for the fifth most 40+ point games in the NBA with three… Along with Vince Carter made up the league's highest scoring backcourt (42.1)… Tied a career-high with eight reboundso at Chicago on 4/4… Tallied 13th double-double with 35 points (12-of-22 FG's) and 10 assists vs. New York on 3/8… On 3/2 named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the second time of the season after averaging 35.7 points and 9.3 assists in 42.7 minutes from 2/23-3/1… Dished out a season-high 14 assists vs. New Orleans on 3/1… Tallied third 40+ game with 42 on 14-of-23 FG's and 11 FT's vs. Chicago on 2/25… Recorded ninth 30-pt game with 39, including 5-of-9 three's and 12-of-14 FT's vs. Philadelphia on 2/23… Recorded fifth double-double with 29 points on 9-of-16 shooting and 11 assists including the game winner at Indiana on 12/23… Tallied fourth double-double and second 40+ game with 41 points on 14-of-25 FG's, 5-of-9 three's, 8-of-8 FT's and 13 assists vs. Dallas on 12/19… On 12/1 named Eastern Conference Player of the Week after averaging a league-best 30.0 points on .535 shooting, 6.8 assists and 4.3 rebounds as New Jersey went 3-1 on its west coast trip… Tallied a career-high 47 points on 14-of-25 FG's including 17-of-17 from the line with seven rebounds and eight assists in 41 minutes at Phoenix on 11/30… Tallied 38 points on 9-of-15 shooting, including career-highs 20-of-24 free throws vs. Detroit on 11/7… Missed a total of 13 games throughout the season; three due to a sprained left ankle (11/8-11/12), three due to a sore left hamstring (1/3, 1/7, 1/9), and seven due to a Sprained left shoulder/strained left deltoid (3/16-3/25, 4/11, 4/15).

Named Second Team All-American in 2003-04 by The Associated Press and the Big Ten Player of the Year…Only second player in school history to start every game as a freshman, sophomore and junior…Broke Michael Finley's single-season scoring record tallying 624 points in 2003-04…Seventh leading scorer in school history…Finished junior season second in the Big Ten in scoring at 19.5 points per contest…Also led the Badgers with 4.4 assists and 1.8 steals per contest…Scored 25 or more points in seven of the final 17 games and averaged 23.7 points in three Big Ten Tournament games.


Born on Feb. 27, 1983 to Terry and Julie Harris… Has an older brother, Bruce, and a younger sister, Tanisha…Majored in sociology at Wisconsin…Played one season of volleyball in high school and was named All- Conference… Official spokesperson for Big Brothers Big Sisters… Has own website,… Started the ‘34 Ways to Assist Foundation’ which has a mission statement of “To compassionately, spiritually and profoundly impact the lives of children in need by providing hope through wish granting, inspiration through emotional mentoring, and healthy living through sports and physical activity.”… Can be found on Twitter as ‘devin34harris’… Can’t live without with his iPhone

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