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David Harrison
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Guangdong Southern Tigers
Born August 15, 1982 (1982-08-15) (age 27)
Nashville, Tennessee
Nationality American
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 280 lb (127 kg)
League CBA
High school Brentwood Academy
College Colorado
Draft 29th overall, 2004
Indiana Pacers
Pro career 2004–present
Former teams Indiana Pacers (2004–08)
Beijing Ducks (2008–09)

David Joshua Harrison (born August 15, 1982, in Nashville, Tennessee) is an American professional basketball player at the center position currently playing for Guangdong Southern Tigers. A former NBA player, he was a member of the Beijing Ducks for the 2008-09 season[1] before signing with his current team in November 2009.[2] At Brentwood Academy, Harrison received TSSAA Division 2 Mr. Basketball in 2000 and 2001. He was drafted by the Indiana Pacers out of the University of Colorado at Boulder with the 29th pick of the 2004 NBA Draft. He is 7 feet (2.1 m) tall and weighs 280 pounds (127 kg).


College career

In college he was named First Team All-Big 12 and earned Honorable Mention All-America honors by the Associated Press as a junior. He finished his college career as Colorado's all-time leading shot-blocker with 225 blocks.

Professional career

Harrison was expected to be the #2 or maybe even #3 center in the Pacers' depth chart for his rookie year of 2004-05, behind Jeff Foster and Scot Pollard. However, due to injuries to Pollard and the suspensions of Jermaine O'Neal, Stephen Jackson and Ron Artest, he became a starter at a much earlier part of his career than most people anticipated. He ended up starting 14 of the 43 games he played in his rookie season, before missing the final two months due to injury.

Harrison was charged with one count of assault and battery for his involvement in the Pacers–Pistons brawl at The Palace of Auburn Hills on November 19, 2004, though he was not penalized by the league for the incident.

In his sophomore season of 2005-06 with the Pacers, Harrison played in 67 games, starting 17 of them, playing an average of 15.4 minutes and contributing 5.7 points and 3.8 rebounds per game.

In 2008, the Pacers suspended Harrison for one game following an incident in which Harrison expressed his frustration inside the San Antonio Spurs' locker room after Spurs forward Matt Bonner hit him in the face (Bonner was called for an offensive foul).[3] In Harrison's first game back from the suspension he had 4 points, 6 rebounds and a career high 6 blocks in just 20 minutes of play.

The Indiana Pacers chose not to re-sign Harrison after his contract expired at the end of the 2007-08 season. The Minnesota Timberwolves signed him to their practice squad for the preseason, but he was waived before the 2008-09 regular season began.

Personal life

Harrison made an appearance on MTV's The Real World: Philadelphia as he and cast member MJ Garrett were buddies from back home.

On January 11, 2008, Harrison received a five-game suspension for violating the league's anti-drug policy.[4]

The Indianapolis Star reported that Harrison was sorry for the way the suspension made the team look bad.[5]

"I didn't like seeing that," Harrison said. "I want to apologize to Larry (Bird), Donnie Walsh, my teammates and the fans for letting them down."[5]

Harrison reportedly stated that he didn't feel that the NBA should be able to look into his off-the-court behavior except in the case of performance-enhancing drugs.[6]

NBA career statistics

  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

Regular season

2004–05 Indiana 43 14 17.7 .576 .000 .571 3.1 .3 .4 1.3 6.1
2005–06 Indiana 67 17 15.4 .503 .000 .511 3.8 .2 .3 .9 5.7
2006–07 Indiana 24 2 7.9 .517 .000 .500 1.8 .3 .2 .5 3.0
2007–08 Indiana 55 0 12.8 .529 .000 .510 2.1 .3 .4 1.1 4.2
Career 189 33 14.2 .530 .000 .525 2.9 .2 .3 .9 5.0


2005–06 Indiana 6 0 5.2 .333 .000 .583 .8 .0 .2 .2 2.2
Career 6 0 5.2 .333 .000 .583 .8 .0 .2 .2 2.2


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