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2011-12 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS ... Appeared in 42 games during his rookie season (nine starts), averaging 5.0 points, 2.4 rebounds and 0.5 assists in 11.4 minutes per game ... made his NBA debut on 1/7 at the L.A. Clippers before tallying a team-high 15 points a night later in Phoenix on 1/8 ... scored a season-high 19 points on 2/4 vs. Chicago ... made his first career start on 3/3 at Orlando, with the Bucks going 5-2 during his first stint in the starting lineup ... posted his first double-double with 15 points and a career-high 13 rebounds on 4/25 vs. Philadelphia ... scored in double-figures seven times overall during his rookie campaign, and led the team in points twice ... missed five games due to injury (two with dehydration issues from 12/26-27 and three with a right shoulder contusion from 2/19-22).

PRO CAREER ... 2012 NBA Summer League: Appeared in all five games for Milwaukee’s entry in the 2012 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas and averaged a team-leading 20.8 points per game ...  also contributed 7.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 0.8 blocks per game ... shot 53.1% from the field ... named to the Summer League All-Star Team for his work in helping the Bucks to a 4-1 record.

COLLEGE ... Averaged 15.3 points, 7.3 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 29.2 minutes per game as a full-time starter during his freshman season … ranked fourth among NCAA freshmen in the six major conferences in scoring and tied for fifth in rebounding … named to the USBWA Freshman All- America Second-Team and SEC All-Freshman Team … also honored as Second-Team All-SEC pick by the league's head coaches … finished fifth in the SEC in rebounds (7.9 rpg) in conference games only … posted eight double-doubles, third-most among all SEC players … led the Vols in scoring 13 times and rebounding 18 times … scored a career-high-tying 25 points in UT's SEC Tournament loss to Florida on 3/11 … dropped 25 points on South Carolina during UT's road win in Columbia on 3/3 … recorded 21 points and 11 rebounds at Arkansas in his SEC debut on 1/8 … led the Vols in scoring (19) and rebounding (11) vs. Alabama on 2/5 … shot 6-for-6 from the field in the first half and finished with a game-high 19 points in UT's second-round NCAA Tournament loss to Michigan on 3/18 … needed just 17 minutes to post a double-double during the win over No. 21 Memphis on 1/5, finishing with a team-best 17 points and 13 rebounds.

HIGH SCHOOL ... Led the Half Hollow Hills High School Colts to a 24-2 record and the New York Class AA state championship game as a prep senior in 2010 while averaging 24.7 points, 14.4 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 3.3 blocks per game … named New York's Mr. Basketball, USA Today All-USA and a McDonald's All-American … one of six finalists for the 2010 Boys Naismith High School Player of the Year Award … selected to play in the annual Jordan Brand All-American game and the 2010 USA Basketball Men's U-18 National Team training camp but was forced to miss both events due to a foot injury suffered in the McDonald's All-America Game.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS ... Drafted by the Charlotte Bobcats in the first round (19th overall pick) of the 2011 NBA Draft … draft rights traded to Milwaukee along with Stephen Jackson and Shaun Livingston in exchange for Corey Maggette in a three-team deal including Sacramento on 6/23/11 … signed with the Bucks on 12/10/11.

PERSONAL ... Harris’ father, Torrel, played college basketball at Duquesne and Murray State … has a sister, Tesia, who earned Third-Team All-Colonial Athletic Association honors in 2009-10 playing basketball at Delaware before transferring to play at St. John's … his brother, Tyler Harris, played his freshman season at North Carolina State before transferring to Providence this past summer … Phoenix Suns forward Channing Frye is his cousin … was a finalist for the Naismith High School Player of the Year Award as a senior at Half Hollow Hills High School in Dix Hills, NY … competed in the McDonald's All-America game ... hosted his 2nd Annual School of Business Basketball Camp in Long Island, NY, this summer, where he works to teach young athletes a combination of basketball and life skills ... enjoys working with children and was an active participant in many Bucks community initiatives during his rookie season ... remains a big Tennessee Volunteers fan and closely follows his alma mater ... on Twitter as @Tobias31.

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Height: 6'9''/ 2.06m
Weight: 235 lbs./ 106.6 kg
Born: July 15, 1992
From: University of Tennessee
Draft: 1st Round (19th pick) 2011 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2011
Years Pro: 2
Previous Teams:
  Orlando Magic 2012 - 2013
  Milwaukee Bucks 2011 - 2012
Prior to NBA/Country: Tennessee/USA

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