He played volleyball for only one season, a season in which he gained all-conference honors, before he set that aside to focus on basketball.Harris was nagged by injuries after his sophomore year of high school and was unable to participate in the summer basketball camps and tournaments that are ever important in the recruiting process.“I don’t want to be playing golf right now,” Harris said outside the Nuggets’ locker room at Talking Stick Resort Arena prior to Saturday’s game at the Suns.“I’d rather be playing meaningful basketball.” Harris described life since Thursday as “a little crazy.” He was with the Mavericks for a game at Golden State when he was notified he had been traded.The team did get to go over some of their system with him and coach Mike Malone talked about it before the game.
Harris called the backcourt tandem of Murray and Gary Harris “great up-and-coming players” and praised big man Nikola Jokic’s ability to pass and rebound.
The training session where the contest took place was sponsored by sports brand Adidas.
"Now everyone in America seems to be talking about it and it's up to almost three million viewers. “I never made it as a professional and all of a sudden everyone is talking about me, which is amazing." But there has been speculation among You Tube commenters that the whole thing could be a viral marketing stunt, especially given Tanner’s connections to the British basketball scene.
Harris, who averaged 8.5 points and 1.9 assists in 18.3 minutes over 44 games far this season, said he feels comfortable playing both point guard and off the ball alongside Jamal Murray.
Nuggets coach Michael Malone has raved about Harris’ burst of quickness “to just blow by a guy” and attack the basket.