Progress to Goal
Joe Harris is entering his 5th NBA season currently playing for the Brooklyn Nets. The Chelan, Washington native finished his high school career with numerous awards including Washington Mr. Basketball and Gatorade Washington Player of the Year. Harris went on to play collegiately at the University of Virginia where he was a dominant presence. He helped build Virginia’s program to the national powerhouse it is today. He earned All-ACC honors his last 2 seasons and was named ACC Tournament MVP his senior year. Joe capped off his senior season by leading his team to an ACC Conference Championship and an NCAA Sweet Sixteen run. He ranks first all-time at Virginia in games played (135) and 2nd in 3-point percentage (40.7%) and 3-pointers made (263).
In the 2014 NBA Draft, Harris was selected 33rd overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers. In his rookie season, Joe was a part of the Cavaliers 2015 NBA Finals run. In the 2016 off-season, Harris signed with the Brooklyn Nets where he continues to play today. Joe had a breakout season this past year where he averaged career-bests in almost every category. He finished the season ranking in the top 20 in 3-point shooting percentage for all NBA players. Joe has truly found a home in Brooklyn and re-signed with the Nets during this summer’s Free Agency.
Community work has been a constant theme for Joe throughout his life. In his senior year at Virginia, he was one of five Division I Men’s Basketball players to be named to the Allstate Good Works Team, which recognizes players for their community service and work to improve the lives of others. Joe continues to stay active in his hometown community of Chelan, Washington as well. One of his favorite ways to give back is by hosting an annual basketball camp for young kids in his hometown. In addition to his roots, Harris has also volunteered his time in the two new cities in which he has played. Joe is passionate about community service and he will continue to help those in need.
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