Montrezl Harrell is an American NBA Player who played for the Washington Wizards. When he was in high school, he played for the North Edgecombe High School before he went to Hargrave Military Academy. With a height of 6’7”, he used this as an advantage to be a power forward player. He eventually led the team with an average record of 25.2 points with 13.6 rebounds.
When he got into college, he was bound to play basketball under the leadership of Coach Seth Greenberg. However, Greenberg got fired, so he decided to play for the Louisville Cardinals. Even as a freshman, he played a major role in backing up Chane Behanan, and made an average score of 5.7 points with 3.6 rebounds. At the end of the season, he scored 20 points for the team in the Cardinals’ Big East Conference championship.
During his sophomore years, he was recognized as one of the top players in the US and he received postseason honors as he was included in the American Athletic Conference’s all-conference first team.
Harrell participated in the 2015 NBA Draft, where he was selected by the Houston Rockets and eventually, he signed with them. In October 2015, he made a record of 8 points when he debuted for the Houston Rockets against the Denver Nuggets. Two days later, they encountered the Golden State Warriors where he scored 17 points.
In 2017, the Los Angeles Clippers acquired him after the Houston Rockets traded him for Chris Paul. Because of his impressive record with the Clippers, he then re-signed with them the following year. In 2018, he made a career-high 30 points against his former team. Towards the end of 2020, he signed with the LA Lakers, where he recorded 17 points with 3 assists and 10 rebounds. In August 2021, he was traded to the Washington Wizards.
2020 NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award2014-15 Top Power Forward in the Karl Malone Award 2020 NBA Hustle Award2015 Second-team All-ACC2014 AAC Most Improved Player