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Tobias Harris
Tobias Harris
Harris with the Philadelphia 76ers in 2019.
No. 12 – Detroit Pistons
Position: Power Forward / Small Forward
League: NBA
Personal information
Full name: Tobias John Harris
Born: July 15, 1992 (1992-07-15) (age 32)
Islip, New York
Nationality: Flag of the United States American
Physical stats
Listed height: 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight: 226 lbs (103 kg)
National Basketball Association career
Debut: 2011 for the Milwaukee Bucks
Career information
High school: Half Hollow Hills West
(Dix Hills, New York)
Long Island Lutheran
(Brookville, New York)
College: Tennessee (2010–2011)
NBA Draft: 2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19th
Selected by the Charlotte Bobcats
Playing career: 2011–present (13 years)
Career history
20112013 Milwaukee Bucks
20132016 Orlando Magic
20162018 Detroit Pistons
20182019 Los Angeles Clippers
20192024 Philadelphia 76ers
2024–present Detroit Pistons
Career highlights and awards

Tobias John Harris (born July 15, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season of college basketball for the Tennessee Volunteers before declaring for the 2011 NBA Draft where he was drafted 19th overall by the Charlotte Bobcats and then traded to the Milwaukee Bucks. Harris has also played for the Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Clippers, and Philadelphia 76ers.

High school career[]

Harris attended Half Hollow Hills High School West and joined the varsity basketball team as an eighth grader. He played at Half Hollow Hills West until 2008 when he transferred to Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School in Brookville, New York for his junior year. He then transferred back to Half Hollow Hills West for his senior year and went on to earn the 2010 Mr. New York Basketball Award. He was also named a 2010 McDonald's All–American. Harris played 66 total games at Half Hollow Hills High School and averaged 24.9 points per game, 2.0 assists per game, and 9.9 rebounds per game.

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Tobias Harris

F

Dix Hills, New York Half Hollow Hills West HS 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lbs (95 kg) Sept 16, 2009
Recruiting star ratings: Scout: 5 stars Rivals: 5 stars 247Sports: N/A ESPN grade: 97
Overall recruiting rankings: Rivals: No. 7, Scout: No. 4, ESPN: No. 6

College career[]

Harris played for the Tennessee Volunteers as a freshman in 2010–11 for coach Bruce Pearl. He played the Point Forward position, a mix between Forward and Point Guard, in Pearl's offense. A USBWA Freshman All–America Second–team selection and one of the nation's most consistent and versatile performers, Harris also was named second–team All–SEC by the league's head coaches and earned a spot on the SEC All–Freshman Team. He ranked fifth among all freshmen in the six major conferences with 15.3 points per game. In addition, his 7.3 rebounds per game ranked sixth among all major–conference freshmen.

On May 9, 2011, Harris declared for the NBA Draft, forgoing his final three years of college eligibility.

Professional career[]

Milwaukee Bucks (2011–2013)[]

On June 23, 2011, Harris was selected with the 19th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Bobcats. He was later traded to the Milwaukee Bucks on draft night. On December 10, 2011, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Bucks. Harris made his NBA debut on January 7, 2012 against the Los Angeles Clippers before tallying a team–high 15 points a night later against the Phoenix Suns on January 8. He appeared in 42 games during his rookie season (nine starts), averaging 5.0 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 0.5 assists in 11.4 minutes per game.

On October 24, 2012, the Bucks exercised their third–year team option on Harris' rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2013–14 season.

Orlando Magic (2013–2016)[]

Tobias Harris Magic

Harris with the Magic in December 2013.

On February 21, 2013, Harris was traded, along with Doron Lamb and Beno Udrih, to the Orlando Magic in exchange for JJ Redick, Gustavo Ayón, and Ish Smith. Harris' playing time saw a notable increase in Orlando, and his stats followed suit. Harris more than tripled his points per game average, and more than quadrupled his rebounds, assists, and blocks per game.

On October 26, 2013, the Magic exercised their fourth–year team option on Harris' rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2014–15 season.

On January 24, 2014, Harris recorded 28 points and a career–high 20 rebounds in a 114–105 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. On March 2, 2014, he scored a career–high 31 points in a 92–81 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.

On February 6, 2015, Harris set a new career high with 34 points in a 103–97 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

On July 14, 2015, Harris re–signed with the Magic to a four–year, $64 million contract.

Detroit Pistons (2016–2018)[]

Tobias Harris Pistons

Harris with the Pistons in October 2017.

On February 16, 2016, Harris was traded to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Ersan Ilyasova and Brandon Jennings. He made his debut for the Pistons three days later, scoring 21 points off the bench in a 98–86 loss to the Washington Wizards. The Pistons finished the regular season as the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference with a 44–38 record, earning a playoff berth for the first time since 2009. However, in their first-round series against the first–seeded Cleveland Cavaliers, the Pistons were swept 4–0.

On December 23, 2016, Harris came off the bench for the first time in 2016–17 and subsequently scored a season–high 26 points in a 119–113 loss to the Golden State Warriors. On March 11, 2017, he set a new season–high with 28 points in a 112–92 win over the New York Knicks.

On October 25, 2017, Harris matched a career–high with 34 points in a 122–101 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. On November 13, 2017, he was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played from Monday November 6 to Sunday November 12. On December 26, 2017, he scored 21 of his 30 points in the first quarter of the Pistons' 107–83 win over the Indiana Pacers.

Los Angeles Clippers (2018–2019)[]

On January 29, 2018, Harris, along with Avery Bradley, Boban Marjanovic, a future protected first–round draft pick and a future second–round draft pick, was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for Blake Griffin, Willie Reed, and Brice Johnson. He made his debut for the Clippers on February 3, scoring 24 points in a 113–103 win over the Chicago Bulls. On February 23, 2018, he recorded 30 points and 12 rebounds in a 128–117 win over the Phoenix Suns.

On November 15, 2018, Harris scored 18 points in a 116–111 win over the San Antonio Spurs, thus scoring at least 15 points in a career–best 14 straight games. On November 25, he had 34 points and 11 rebounds in a 104–100 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. He was subsequently named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, November 19, through Sunday, November 25. It was his second career Player of the Week Award. He also earned Western Conference Player of the Month for October and November, the first career Player of the Month honor of his career. On December 17, he scored a career–high 39 points in a 131–127 loss to the Trail Blazers. On January 20, he had 27 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists in a 103–95 win over the Spurs.

Philadelphia 76ers (2019–present)[]

On February 6, 2019, Harris was traded, along with Boban Marjanovic and Mike Scott, to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Wilson Chandler, Mike Muscala, Landry Shamet, and a number of future draft picks. He made his debut for the 76ers two days later, recording 14 points and eight rebounds in a 117–110 win over the Denver Nuggets. On July 6, 2019, the Sixers re–signed Harris to a five–year, $180 million contract.

On January 4, 2021, Harris was named the Eastern Conference's Player of the Week. On January 6, Harris scored his 10,000th career point in a game against the Washington Wizards. On January 27, 2021, Harris hit a game–winning pull–up jump shot with 3.7 seconds left to help the 76ers hold off a comeback by the Los Angeles Lakers in a 107–106 victory.

On April 16, 2022, during Game 1 of the first round of the playoffs, Harris logged 26 points and six assists in a 131–111 win over the Toronto Raptors.

On May 2, 2024 during the crucial Game 6 of the first round of the playoffs, Harris went scoreless as the Knicks eliminated the 76ers 118–115. Harris averaged 9.0 PPG in the series.

Career statistics[]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
 *  Led the league

NBA[]

Regular season[]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 Milwaukee 42 9 11.4 .467 .261 .815 2.4 .5 .3 .2 5.0
2012–13 Milwaukee 28 14 11.6 .461 .333 .885 2.0 .5 .3 .3 4.9
2012–13 Orlando 27 20 36.1 .453 .310 .721 8.5 2.1 .9 1.4 17.3
2013–14 Orlando 61 36 30.3 .464 .254 .807 7.0 1.3 .7 .4 14.6
2014–15 Orlando 68 63 34.8 .466 .364 .788 6.3 1.8 1.0 .5 17.1
2015 Orlando 49 49 32.9 .464 .311 .784 7.0 2.0 1.0 .6 13.7
2015–16 Detroit 27 25 33.4 .477 .375 .911 6.2 2.6 .7 .4 16.6
2016–17 Detroit 82* 48 31.3 .481 .347 .841 5.1 1.7 .7 .5 16.1
2017–18 Detroit 48 48 32.6 .451 .409 .846 5.1 2.0 .7 .3 18.1
2017–18 L.A. Clippers 32 32 34.5 .473 .414 .800 6.0 3.1 1.2 .6 19.3
2018–19 L.A. Clippers 55* 55* 34.6 .496 .434 .877 7.9 2.7 .7 .4 20.9
2018–19 Philadelphia 27* 27* 35.0 .469 .326 .841 7.9 2.9 .4 .5 18.2
2019–20 Philadelphia 72 72 34.3 .471 .367 .806 6.9 3.2 .7 .6 19.6
2020–21 Philadelphia 62 62 32.5 .512 .394 .892 6.8 3.5 .9 .8 19.5
2021–22 Philadelphia 73 73 34.8 .482 .367 .842 6.8 3.5 .6 .6 17.2
2022–23 Philadelphia 74 74 32.9 .501 .389 .876 5.7 2.5 .9 .5 14.7
2023–24 Philadelphia 70 70 33.8 .487 .353 .878 6.5 3.1 1.0 .7 17.2
Career 897 777 31.7 .478 .368 .835 6.2 2.4 .8 .5 16.3

Play–In Tournament[]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2024 Philadelphia 1 1 32.7 .400 .000 .500 10.0 4.0 .0 .0 9.0
Career 1 1 32.7 .400 .000 .500 10.0 4.0 .0 .0 9.0

Playoffs[]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016 Detroit 4 4 39.0 .457 .333 .923 9.5 3.0 .8 .8 14.5
2019 Philadelphia 12 12 36.9 .425 .349 .846 9.1 4.0 1.1 .5 15.5
2020 Philadelphia 4 4 37.1 .383 .133 .789 9.5 4.0 .5 .3 15.8
2021 Philadelphia 12 12 36.5 .488 .372 .875 8.5 3.5 1.0 .4 21.8
2022 Philadelphia 12 12 38.8 .500 .386 .864 7.6 2.9 1.1 .8 16.9
2023 Philadelphia 11 11 35.6 .522 .366 .867 7.3 1.6 .6 .5 15.3
2024 Philadelphia 6 6 36.4 .431 .333 1.000 7.2 1.5 .2 .5 9.0
Career 61 61 37.1 .471 .349 .863 8.2 3.0 .8 .6 16.3

College[]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010–11 Tennessee 34 33 29.2 .460 .303 .753 7.3 1.3 .7 .9 15.3

Personal life[]

Harris is engaged to Jasmine Winton and was born to parents, Torrel and Lisa, in Islip, New York. His father played college basketball at Duquesne and Murray State. He has three brothers, Tyler, T.J., and Terry, and two sisters, Tori and Tesia. Tyler finished his collegiate basketball career at Auburn University. Terry is currently playing in the NBA Summer League for the Philadelphia 76ers after finishing his collegiate basketball career at North Carolina A&T State University. His sister, Tesia, played basketball at St. John's University in Queens, New York. Fellow NBA player and former teammate Channing Frye is Harris' first cousin. His grandfather, John Mulzac, was a member of the Tuskegee Airmen.

Harris' best friend in the NBA is current Houston Rockets Center Boban Marjanovic, having been teammates together in Detroit, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia from 2016–2019. married his long-time girlfriend, Jasmine Winton, in 2022. Harris wears number 12 as a tribute to his close friend and former teammate Morgan Childs, who died at age 17 due to leukemia.

Philanthropy[]

Harris was the recipient of the 2016 NBA Community Service Award. Tobias created the "Tobias Harris School of Mentoring Program". He also partnered with, "Yes We Can Community Center and UAS Inc.". He did that so he could help athletes and their parents with the recruiting and scholarship process. Harris also donated $10,000 to "Feeding Children Everywhere", it's a social charity that helps prepare food for hungry children. Harris won this award again in October 2021. Harris has a campaign named the "Tobias Lit Labs", it brings books and authors to families and schools. Harris also partnered with "Read by 4th", to have a block party in North Philadelphia. Harris also contributed more than 2 million dollars through his "Tobias Harris Charitable Fund", to classroom supplies and to support professional development for educators and students. Harris donated $10,000 to the "Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation", which will provide grants for scholarships, community projects, and after school programs.

Spirituality[]

Harris identifies as a Christian and discusses his faith in public often. In 2015 in an interview with "Razz and Jazz Sports", Tobias stated, "Any person I meet, I try to embrace them and show them love so that they know I'm a Christian, Jesus Christ was a loving man. And as Christians, we have to try to model our lives after Jesus Christ". In addition to that Tobias donated another 1 million dollars to nine different charities to the Philadelphia area.

Endorsements[]

Over his 12 year career, Harris is estimated to have made around $209,233,355. Harris has many off the court endorsements including Nike, Off–White Damari Savile and OVADIA & SONS, and more.

Fitness and Nutrition[]

Harris is big into working out and staying healthy so he is in the best shape at all times. He said, "I am a workout guy. I like it all. It gives me an advantage, and I like to put in a lot of extra work". Tobias does a lot of squats, and a lot of other lower body exercises. For his upper body he likes to bench press and does some powerlifting etc. His diet is also another important thing too him. He likes fruits and vegetables and chicken and turkey and sometimes red meat.

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