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.

Team Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets
Position Center
Height / weight 2.01 m / 109 kg
Born 26 Jan 1994
Nationality United States United States
Nickname Montrezl
Team History
Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 2022 - present
Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 2021 - 2022
Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Lakers 2020 - 2021
Los Angeles Clippers Los Angeles Clippers 2017 - 2020
Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 2015 - 2017

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.

Professional Career

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.

The Lakers later traded him to the Washington Wizards as part of a deal that included Russell Westbrook. In February 2022, he was again traded to the Charlotte Hornets.

Career Highlights

  • 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

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