Joe Harris is a professional basketball player who is playing for the Brooklyn Nets as the team’s small forward and shooting guard. Harris was born in Chelan, Washington, where he learned basketball. He is the son of Joe Harris Sr., who became the coach of Chelan High for 25 years. At the same time, the Senior Harris was able to make it through the 2011 Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. As a young player, he also dreamed of becoming a famous basketball player and he wrote his personal goals from NBA Legends in his bedroom walls to keep him motivated.
Early Years in Basketball
Harris went to Chelan High, where his father was coaching before. As a junior player, he recorded an average of 24.7 points with 8.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists. He was also named as AP Class 1A Player of the Year and Washington Mr. Basketball.
He joined Washington State when he was in college, yet decided to move to Virginia Cavaliers. During his collegiate debut, he recorded 2 points with 4 rebounds and 3 assists. They also competed at the Maui Invitational Tournament, where he recorded 19 points with 7 rebounds.
Current Team Affiliation
After he finished his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, he signed with the Brooklyn Nets in July 2016. He debuted as a Net player in October 2016, where he scored 16 points against the Boston Celtics. He also made a career-high 19 points during their loss against the Philadelphia 76ers.
In July 2018, he re-signed with the Nets for another year. By the following year, he won the Three-Point Contest.
Harris’ Involvement in the Starting Five
Harris is an active supporter of basketball in Tanzania, and he became one of the founders of the Starting Five, alongside Anthony Tolliver, Malcolm Brogdon, Justin Anderson, and Garrett Temple. The five of them have gathers a significant amount of $225,000 through Hoops2O to supply for the basketball needs in Tanzania and to construct wells.
- 2014–2016 - Cleveland Cavaliers
- 2016–present - Brooklyn Nets
- 2010 Gatorade Washington Player ofthe Year
- 2010 Washington Mr. Basketball
- 2014 ACC Tournament MVP
- 2014 Second-team All-ACC
- 2019 NBA Three-Point ContestChampion