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Maurice Harkless

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Background

2013-14 SEASON:
Averaged 7.4 ppg., 3.3 rpg., 1.0 apg. and 1.21 stlpg. in 24.4 minpg. (80 games)…Made 41 starts – 9.0 ppg., 3.9 rpg., 1.3 apg., 1.32 stlpg., 30.6 minpg. (367 pts., 159 rebs., 53 asts., 54 stls., 31 blks., 1,253 mins.)... • Ranked sixth in the NBA in steals-to-turnover ratio (1.13, 97/86)... • Led (or tied) the team in scoring three times and in rebounding twice... • Scored in double figures 30 times and had 20+ points three times, including a season-high 22 points on Jan. 6 @ L.A. Clippers and Feb. 25 @ Washington... • Had one double-double: 12 points and a season-high 10 rebounds on Mar. 8 @ San Antonio... • Recorded at least one steal 54 times and had two-or-more steals 31 times, including a season-high five steals on Mar. 5 vs. Houston... • Tallied at least one blocked shot 32 times and had two-or-more blocks 12 times, including a season-high three blocks four times, last on Apr. 4 @ Charlotte... • DNP-CD twice (Dec. 13, Jan. 19).

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13: Played in 76 games during his rookie campaign with Orlando, averaging 8.2 ppg., 4.4 rpg. and 1.16 stlpg. in 26.0 minpg….Had a steals-to-turnover ratio of 1.28 (88/69)…Made 59 starts, averaging 9.5 ppg., 4.8 rpg. and 1.36 stlpg. in 29.9 minpg. during that span…Ranked sixth in the NBA in steals-to-turnover ratio and 40th in steals…Also ranked among all NBA rookies in scoring (11th), rebounding (9th), field goal percentage (8th, .461), steals (2nd), blocked shots (8th, 0.82 blkpg.) and minutes played (T-7th)…Led (or tied) the team in scoring four times and in rebounding four times…Scored in double figures 29 times and 20-plus points four times, including a career-high 28 points on Apr. 1 @ Houston…Recorded one double-double, the first of his NBA career, with 19 points and a career-high 14 rebounds on Feb. 2 @ Milwaukee…Had at least one steal in 50 games and two-or-more steals 22 times, including a career-high six steals on Mar. 15 @ Oklahoma City…Had at least one blocked shot 38 times and two-or-more blocks in 16 outings, including a career-high four blocks four times, the last on Mar. 22 @ Oklahoma City...Logged a career-high 51 minutes on Apr. 10 vs. Milwaukee...Made his NBA debut on Nov. 7 @ Minnesota (seven points, five rebounds, two assists, three steals and two blocks in 22 minutes)…Made first NBA start on Nov. 21 vs. Detroit (seven points, four rebounds, two assists and one block in 21 minutes)…DNP-CD six times.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by Philadelphia in the first round (15th overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft…Traded from Philadelphia to Orlando as part of a four-team, 12 player deal (Aug. 10, 2012).

COLLEGE:
Played and started all 32 games during his freshman season (2011-12) at St. John’s University, averaging 15.5 ppg., 8.6 rpg., 1.5 apg., 1.59 stlpg. and 1.41 blkpg. in 36.1 minpg….Led the Red Storm in rebounding, blocked shots and minutes played, while finishing second in scoring and steals…Ranked second in the nation among freshmen in rebounding and sixth in scoring…Named the Big East Conference Rookie of the Year…Also earned All-Big East Honorable Mention…Scored in double figures 26 times and had 20-plus points seven times, including a career-high 32 points vs. Providence on Dec. 27…Recorded 11 double-doubles.

PERSONAL:
Full name is Maurice Jose Harkless…Son of Rosa Harkless…Has two siblings…Majored in communications at St. John’s…Born and raised in New York City…Attended Forest Hills High School in Queens, N.Y., before transferring to South Kent in Connecticut prior to his senior season…Named MVP at the 2011 Kobe Bryant Classic in Philadelphia…Was named the New York Daily News’ Queens High School Player of the Year in 2009-10…In 2012-13, helped serve Thanksgiving breakfast at the Coalition for the Homeless…Participated in a fundraising event to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network in March of 2013…Lists Will Smith and Adam Sandler as his favorite actors…Favorite food is crab legs…Enjoys listening to Jay-Z and Drake.

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Height: 6'9''/ 2.06m
Weight: 220 lbs./ 99.8 kg
Born: May 11, 1993
From: St. John''s University
Draft: 1st Round (15th pick) 2012 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2012
Years Pro: 2
Previous Teams:
  Orlando Magic 2013 - 2013
  Philadelphia 76ers 2012 - 2012
  Orlando Magic 2012 - 2012
Prior to NBA/Country: St. John's (N.Y.)/USA

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