James Harvey is at present a member of Gold Coast Blaze. During his first season with this team, he averaged 21.9 points per game and was ranked 7th highest in the league. His 3-point percentage was 0.448 and he was ranked the 9th best. Harvey has contributed heavily to elevating Blaze to the 7th position.
Harvey played for Perth Wildcats from 1998 to 2004 and for West Sydney Razorbacks during the 2006-07 season. He participated in the 1999-2000 NBL championship in Perth and the 2002-03 grand final appearance. During the 2000-01 season, he was the Most Valuable Player of the league. Between his spans with the Wildcats and West Sydney, he joined the Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion in Israel and the Treviso Summer League in Italy. While he was with West Sydney Razorbacks, he was accompanied by Scott McGregor, the Blaze recruit and assistant coach Mark Watkins.
In 2003, when Operation Remuda was in progress, the conversation of Harvey with a convicted drug dealer was recorded by the police. This was disclosed in 2007. It was concluded that Harvey had used the drug ecstasy. After an investigation was made, Harvey was fined 2000 USD by the NBL.
James Harvey was NBLs Most Improved Player in 2001 and was selected in All NBL Second Team in 2007-08.