Montrezl Harrell is an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. The most recent team he played for was the Charlotte Hornets. He has also played for the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Washington Wizards, and the Los Angeles Lakers. He also played for the Rio Grande Vipers. In 2020, he was named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year.
Player Profile and Personal Life
Montrezl Dashay Harrell was born on January 26, 1994, in Tarboro, North Carolina in the United States. He stands 201 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 109 kg. A right-handed shooter, he plays center and power forward.
He is known for collecting sneakers and wears a different pair every game. In 2022, he left the 2022 NBA Bubble to care for his grandmother who died soon after.
High School and College Career
He played high school basketball for the North Edgecombe High School. He later attended the Hargrave Military Academy. He received a number of scholarship offers and had originally committed to play for Virginia Tech but he ended up playing for the University of Louisville from 2012 to 2015.
While in college, he helped his team become NCAA Champions in 2013. He was also named to the 2014 First-team All-ACC and the ACC Most Improved Player.
In 2015, he was declared for the NBA and was selected by the Houston Rockets in the second round. Harrell was the 32nd overall pick of the draft. He played with the Rockets through to 2017. He was acquired by the Los Angeles Clippers in 2017 and in 2020, he signed to play with the Los Angeles Lakers. In the same year, he was named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year.
- 2020 - NBA Sixth Man of the Year
- 2013 - NCAA champion
- 2015 - Karl Malone Award
- 2015 - Second-team All-ACC
- 2014 - First-team All-AAC
- 2014 - AAC Most Improved Player