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Terry Harris Looks to Take Advantage of Opportunity Given By Philadelphia 76ers

After a driven college career, Terry Harris will play in the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Terry is the brother of 76ers forward Tobias Harris. He will now have the opportunity to earn a chance to play with his brother.

“It’s great that I get to represent the 76ers in summer league,” Harris said. “They are a great team and organization. It means a lot to play for them and to be playing for the team my brother plays for.”

Harris is from Dix Hills, New York. He attended Half Hollow Hills West High School.

“It means everything to support my hometown,” Harris said. “I love Dix Hills and to be in a position where I can represent it just makes me want to go harder.” 

In five seasons including one redshirt due to injury, Harris played for three teams throughout his collegiate career.

He attended Houston Baptist for his first two years of college. While at Houston Baptist, Harris averaged 3.4 points and 1.6 rebounds in 9.5 minutes per game.

After two years at Houston Baptist, Harris transferred to Eastern Michigan. He had to sit out the 2016-17 first season due to NCAA transfer rules. In the 2017-18 season, Harris only played in 15 games. He averaged 2.7 points and 1.0 rebound in 10.7 minutes per game. 

For his final college season, Harris transferred to North Carolina A&T. Harris was finally given a chance to perform with the Aggies. He started 26 games for North Carolina A&T in which he averaged 8.1 points and 2.8 rebounds in 20.6 minutes per game. Harris was also able to show off his ability to shoot. He shot 41.1 percent from the 3 point line.

Harris will now get ready for the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League which will take place July 5-15. 

“Heading into summer league I hope to first get a championship,” Harris said. “Secondly I hope to showcase my abilities and play hard and have fun. I want to show that I can shoot at an elite level in an NBA environment.”

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