Andrew Harrison (basketball)

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Andrew Harrison
Andrew Harrison with Iowa.JPG
Harrison with the Iowa Energy in 2016
No. 5 – Memphis Grizzlies
Position Shooting guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1994-10-28) October 28, 1994 (age 23)
San Antonio, Texas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 213 lb (97 kg)
Career information
High school Travis (Pecan Grove, Texas)
College Kentucky (2013–2015)
NBA draft 2015 / Round: 2 / Pick: 44th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Playing career 2015–present
Career history
2015–2016 Iowa Energy
2016–present Memphis Grizzlies
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Andrew Michael Harrison (born October 28, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was considered one of the top recruits for 2013.[1][2] He attended Travis High School in Fort Bend, Texas, and played college basketball for the University of Kentucky along with his twin brother, Aaron Harrison.[3][4][5]

High school career[edit]

Harrison was widely regarded as a top five player in the class of 2013 with Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Julius Randle, and brother Aaron. On March 9, 2013, Harrison helped the Fort Bend Travis Tigers defeat South Grand Prairie 46-38 to win the Class 5A state title in Texas. The Tigers finished #16 in the final ESPN 25 Power Rankings. Fort Bend Travis had lost in the Class 5A state title game the year before to Flower Mound Marcus.[6][7]

Harrison played in both the 2013 Jordan Brand Classic and the 2013 McDonald's All-American Boys Game.[8][9]

College career[edit]

In his two-year career at Kentucky, Harrison averaged 10.1 points, 2.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 79 games.[10] Harrison and his brother, Aaron, helped lead Kentucky to successive Final Fours in 2014 and 2015, but came up empty handed both times after losing in the 2014 title game to Connecticut and 2015 the semi-finals to Wisconsin.[11]

On April 9, 2015, Harrison declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final two years of college eligibility. He was joined alongside his twin brother Aaron and fellow Kentucky teammates Karl-Anthony Towns, Willie Cauley-Stein, Trey Lyles, Devin Booker, and Dakari Johnson.[11]

Professional career[edit]

Iowa Energy (2015–2016)[edit]

On June 25, 2015, Harrison was selected with the 44th overall pick by the Phoenix Suns in the 2015 NBA draft. His rights were then traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for Jon Leuer.[12] He joined the Grizzlies for the 2015 NBA Summer League and averaged 5.4 points, 2.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in five games.[13] On October 31, 2015, he was acquired by the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League, the affiliate team of the Grizzlies.[14] He made his professional debut for the Energy on November 14 in a 98–95 win over the Sioux Falls Skyforce, recording 11 points and seven assists in 29 minutes.[15] On February 16, 2016, he scored a season-high 36 points in a 115–105 loss to the Canton Charge.[16] In 46 games for Iowa in 2015–16, he averaged 18.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1.5 steals per game.

Memphis Grizzlies (2016–present)[edit]

After re-joining the Memphis Grizzlies for the 2016 NBA Summer League,[17] Harrison signed a multi-year deal with the team on July 12, 2016.[18] On November 30, 2016, he scored a career-high 21 points in a 120–105 loss to the Toronto Raptors.[19] Harrison made his debut in NBA playoffs on April 15, 2017, scoring 10 points in just under 20 minutes off the bench in a 111–82 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.[20]

On February 7, 2018, Harrison scored a career-high 23 points in a 92–88 loss to the Utah Jazz.[21] A week later, he set a new career high with 28 points in a 121–114 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.[22] Harrison missed nine games in March 2018 due to a right wrist injury.[23]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  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[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016–17 Memphis 72 18 20.5 .325 .276 .763 1.9 2.8 .7 .3 5.9
2017–18 Memphis 56 46 23.7 .422 .331 .78 2.3 3 .7 .5 9.5
Career 128 64 21.9 .378 .302 .771 2.1 2.9 .7 .4 7.5

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017 Memphis 6 0 19.8 .448 .385 .889 1.8 2.2 .5 .2 6.5
Career 6 0 19.8 .448 .385 .889 1.8 2.2 .5 .2 6.5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Rivals150: 2013 Prospect Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Andrew Harrison Player Profiles – Scout.com". Scout.com. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Harrison twins choose Kentucky". ESPN.com. October 5, 2012. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  4. ^ Johnson, Raphielle (October 4, 2012). "2013 guards Aaron and Andrew Harrison verbally commit to attend Kentucky". NBCSports.com. Retrieved October 4, 2012. 
  5. ^ Vaught, Larry (April 10, 2013). "Vaught's Views: Aaron Harrison shows he is a special player, like his twin brother". CentralKYNews.com. Archived from the original on November 12, 2013. Retrieved April 10, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Texas final hoops rankings: FM Marcus, Kimball repeat as champs". ESPN.com. March 13, 2012. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  7. ^ "KEEP THE STATE TITLES COMING! CONGRATS TO THE FORT BEND TRAVIS TIGERS". Krossover.com. March 14, 2013. Retrieved March 14, 2013. 
  8. ^ Jones, Steve (April 4, 2013). "Andrew Harrison recaps McDonald's game". Courier-Journal.com. Archived from the original on June 15, 2013. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Kentucky recruits dominate McDonald's All-American game rosters". ChicagoTribune.com. March 31, 2013. Retrieved March 31, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Andrew Harrison Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved October 31, 2015. 
  11. ^ a b "Aaron and Andrew Harrison leaving Kentucky to enter NBA draft". Chron.com. April 9, 2015. Retrieved April 9, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Grizzlies acquire Draft Rights to Andrew Harrison from Suns". NBA.com. June 25, 2015. Retrieved June 26, 2015. 
  13. ^ "2015 Memphis Grizzlies Orlando Pro Summer League Roster". RealGM.com. Retrieved December 1, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Iowa Energy Announce Returning, Affiliate, Tryout Players and Draft Rights Players for 2015 Training". OurSportsCentral.com. October 31, 2015. Retrieved October 31, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Skyforce Fall Against Energy 98-95 In Home Opener". NBA.com. November 14, 2015. Retrieved January 31, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Andrew Harrison Drops Season-High 36 Points for Iowa Energy!". YouTube.com. February 16, 2016. Retrieved July 10, 2016. 
  17. ^ "Grizzlies announce NBA Summer League 2016 roster". NBA.com. July 5, 2016. Retrieved July 10, 2016. 
  18. ^ "Grizzlies sign Andrew Harrison to multi-year contract". NBA.com. July 12, 2016. Retrieved July 12, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Lowry, DeRozan lift Raptors over Grizzlies 120-105". ESPN.com. November 30, 2016. Retrieved December 1, 2016. 
  20. ^ "Andrew Harrison 2016-17 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved July 19, 2017. 
  21. ^ "Rubio, Hood lead Jazz over Grizzlies 92-88 for 7th straight". ESPN.com. February 7, 2018. Retrieved February 7, 2018. 
  22. ^ "George, Westbrook's triple-double lead OKC past Grizzlies". ESPN.com. February 14, 2018. Retrieved February 14, 2018. 
  23. ^ "Crabbe, LeVert lead Nets over Grizzlies 118-115". ESPN.com. March 19, 2018. Retrieved March 19, 2018. 

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