He is Joseph Malcolm Harris, an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association. He was born on September 6, 1991, and grew up in New York City (NBA). He played college basketball for the Virginia Cavaliers.
The Cavaliers chose him with the 33rd pick in the 2014 NBA draught. There are only three players who have made 200 three-pointers in a single season for a team called the Nets. He was signed by the Nets in 2016.
Harris was born and raised in Chelan, Washington, the son of Joseph “Joe” Harris Sr., who coached the boys’ basketball team at Bridgeport High School for six years and then at Chelan High School for 25 years, and Alice Harris, who played softball, volleyball, and basketball and is now a broker and director of sales at Coldwell Banker Lake Chelan Properties.
Harris was inducted into the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2011. The three sisters Harris has are Kaiti, his older sister, and Jaicee and Mackenzie, who are his younger sisters.
College Kaiti played basketball at Yakima Valley College and Warner Pacific College, Jaicee played volleyball at Washington State University, and Mackenzie played volleyball at Chelan High School. This is how it works.
As soon as Harris was four years old, he started going to his father’s basketball games. Finally, he agreed to be the team manager from third to eighth grade. This is what he said: On the walls and ceiling of his bedroom as a child, Harris wrote personal goals and quotes from NBA legends about how to be better. It was one of his aims to take at least 1,000 shots a day.
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High School Career
- At Chelan High School, Harris was coached by his father, Joe. Harris played for the Mountain Goats for all four years at Chelan High School.
- This is what happened in his junior year. He scored 24.7 points, grabbed 8.4 boards, set up 4.43 assists and made 2.7 steals every game. He led the Mountain Goats to the Class 1A state tournament with a 24–6 record. He was named AP Class 1A Player of the Year and made the All-Tournament First Team in Class 1A.
- Harris led his team to fifth place in the Class 1A state tournament as a senior. He led them to a 26–2 record and led them to fifth place. This is how he played: He averaged 26.6 points a game, as well as 8.4 points rebounds, 4.6 assists, and 4.44 steals.
- He also made 1.6 blocks. Washington State Coaches Association named him Mr. Basketball, and Gatorade named him the Gatorade Player of the Year in Washington, both in the same year. Harris was named the AP Class 1A Player of the Year for the second year in a row. He was also named to the All-Tournament First Team for the Class 1A tournament.
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- Harris was hired by Tony Bennett, who was the head coach at Washington State when Harris was a high school player. He said he was going to join Bennett in Virginia when he moved there.
- The Virginia Cavaliers won 76–52 against the William and Mary Tribe when Harris played his first game for them. He had 2 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists. On November 18, Harris made his first start for the Cavaliers. He scored 12 points in a loss to Stanford, but the Cavaliers didn’t win.
- Harris scored 13 points, had 6 rebounds, and had 4 assists in the first game of the season against South Carolina State. The score was 75–38. At the Paradise Jam Tournament, the Cavaliers played three games.
- Harris scored 13 points, grabbed 6 rebounds, and set up 3 assists in a 55–57 loss to TCU, but the Cavaliers didn’t win. In their second and third games, they beat Drexel and Drake by 49–35 and 60–52, respectively, but they lost their first game. This is how Harris did in the games against the Dragons: he scored 12 points and 18 points against them.
- As a player in the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2012–13, Harris rose to one of its best (ACC). He scored 19 points, had 3 assists, and grabbed a season-high 8 rebounds in a 59–63 loss to George Mason at the start of the season.
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- Harris got a lot of attention before his senior year in 2013–14. He was on the All-ACC team in the preseason, and he was on the Wooden Award preseason watch list.
- On top of all that, Harris was named ACC Tournament MVP. He was also named to the All-Tournament Team, as well as to the All-ACC Third Team.
- This year’s NBA draught took place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on June 26, 2014. Harris was chosen with the 33rd overall pick (33rd in the second round). His first contract, he signed it on July 24. He averaged 7.8 points per game during the 2014 NBA Summer League. He also had 1.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game, which is what he did in the league.
- After he scored 23 points on 6-of-15 field goals and 4 three-pointers in a 102–84 win over the Sioux Falls Skyforce on February 6, he was named the game’s most valuable player. First, the Cavaliers made it to the 2015 NBA Finals. They lost to the Golden State Warriors in six games, but that was his first year in college!
- The Brooklyn Nets agreed to sign Harris on July 19, 2016, so he will play for them. This is when he played his first game for the Nets, against the Boston Celtics, on October 26, 2016. His team lost 122–117. He played 25 minutes off the bench and scored 16 points on 6-of-15 shooting, but the score was not enough.
- Then, on December 29, 2017, Harris scored 21 points in a 111–87 win over the Miami Heat. His first double-double came on January 6, 2018. He scored 10 points and dished out 12 assists in an 87–85 loss to the Boston Celtics, his first-ever.
- It was October 19, 2018, when the Nets beat the Knicks 107–105. Harris made his 237th three-pointer as a Net, moving him into 10th place on the team’s all-time list.
- Harris signed a new deal with the Nets on November 23, 2020. At a game against the Washington Wizards on January 31, 2021, Harris made a career-high 8 three-pointers. The game was 149–146 and they lost.
- On February 19, Harris set a record for being the fastest player to score 100 3-pointers in a season with 31 games played, beating the previous record set by four players with 41 games.
- Harris made a three-pointer in a 93–106 loss to the Miami Heat on October 27, 2021, making more than the 813 made by Jason Kidd for the Nets.
- On March 3, 2022, Harris planned to have another surgery on his ankle. He was ruled out for the rest of the 2021–22 season. On March 21, he had the surgery, which was to repair the left ankle ligament.
I really, really miss watching Joe Harris play basketball pic.twitter.com/oWjaCRn1FR
— NetsClays (@NetsClays) March 27, 2022
Joe Harris’s Net worth and Salary
Joe agreed to pay the Nets $17,357,143 for this season and $18,642,857 for the next. His net worth is about $10 million. Future NBA second-rounder played four years of basketball at Chelan High School with help from his father, who was the team’s coach.
When he was in high school, he was named AP Class 1A Player of the Year. He went on to play college basketball for the Virginia Cavaliers. The typical story for many NBA stars is that they play for just one team and leave. Harris played for Virginia for four years. It was by his senior year that he led his team to their first trip to the Sweet Sixteen since 1995.