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34  J.R. Harrison
J.R. Harrison

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Gainesville

High School:
Gainesville

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 215

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
02/12/1984

Experience:
3L


Career: One of the WAC's top defenders and rebounders who possesses quick hands... Looks to continue to get better.

2003-04: Competed in all 33 games and made 17 starts... Earned the squad's most improved player award and shared the best defensive player honor with senior Rashid Smith... Scored 13 points with a career-high 12 rebounds in registering his first career double-double at Tulsa... Made his first-ever career start at Lamar and nearly had a double-double with 10 boards and nine points (three assists, two steals, a block and zero turnovers in 25 mins.)... In second start, scored 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds in win vs. UT-Pan American... Scored career-high 14 points in win over Dallas and had 11 in the win over SMU... In home victory vs. Fresno State, poured 10 points and pulled down seven rebounds... Also had 12 points and three steals at Wis.-Milwaukee.

2002-03: Helped the Owls in a supporting role in his first season of Division I basketball... Played in 26 of the team's 29 games, averaging 7.4 minutes per contest... Converted on 22-of-41 field goal attempts for the third-best shooting percentage on the team (.537)... Recorded career-highs in points (9) and rebounds (9) while playing a career-long 17 minutes in a win over Saint Edward's... Scored five points in 12 minutes on the road at SMU... Registered his first career points playing on the road against nationally ranked Stanford... Grabbed four rebounds in 10 minutes of work on the road against NCAA Tournament-bound Tulsa... Pulled down four rebounds while logging 14 minutes of action on the road at BYU.

High School: Helped Gainesville defend its No. 1 state ranking by leading the team to the 2002 Texas 3A championship... was named MVP of the state championship game by scoring 16 points, grabbing 11 rebounds, passing out six assists and blocking three shots... led the Leopards to a 29-6 record by averaging 19.0 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game... in addition to all-state and multiple all-district accolades, Harrison was named the MVP of the state tournament as a junior in 2001 by leading Gainesville to the semi-finals.

Personal: Full Name: Henry Earl Harrison, Jr., but prefers the nickname J.R. Born: Feb. 12, 1984, in Sherman, Texas. Parents: Henry and Delores Harrison of Gainesville, Texas (two brothers). Brother, Brandon, played football at Nebraska. College: Lovett.

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